PSA Announces Search for New Editor or Co-Editors for Sociological Perspectives
Sociological Perspectives, published by SAGE, announces a search for the journal’s next editor or co-editors. The PSA welcomes proposals from individuals, a team or a department.
The editor will be responsible for soliciting, reviewing, and making final decisions on all submissions to the journal, and will manage all aspects of the publication and review process using the Manuscript Central electronic submission and review platform. The editor(s) will work with SAGE Publishing to ensure timely and accurate delivery of manuscripts for publication.
The new editorial office must open by July 1, 2019, with the editor or co-editors officially starting their three-year term January 1, 2020. This editorial term is potentially renewable upon mutual agreement between the editor and the Pacific Sociological Association.
The journal’s purpose is to advance research, theory, scholarship, and practice within sociology and related disciplines. Published six times a year, each issue of Sociological Perspectives offers 200 pages of timely articles spanning the breadth of sociological inquiry. Contributions by leading scholars typically address the ever-expanding body of knowledge about social processes related to economic, political, cultural and historical issues. SP’s Impact Factor (1.133) and ranking (60/143) in the 2016 Journal Citation Reports has climbed during the last few years.
Applicants should have a strong publishing record, organizational and management experience, collaborative skills, and feel committed to PSA’s mission: to advance scholarly research on all social processes and areas of social life, to promote high quality teaching of sociological knowledge, and to mentor the next generation of sociologists. Consistent with principles of scientific investigation, the PSA endorses engagement of sociologists in areas of social justice and social responsibility.
Applicants should reside in the western region served by the Pacific Sociological Association in the United States (i.e., Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington), Canada (i.e., British Columbia and Alberta), or Mexico (Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua).
PSA provides Sociological Perspectives with support for the managing editor, PSA travel costs, and coordination with SAGE. The journal editor’s host institution is also expected to provide support for the editor and the journal office, including release time, tuition support as needed, dedicated office space, equipment, and supplies. Applications should indicate the expected level of institutional support. Potential applicants may contact Publications Committee Chair Robert Futrell to discuss PSA and institutional support in more detail (contact information below).
Applicants should send a letter of application which includes their vision for the future of the journal and a description of their qualifications for the editorship. Applicants should also include copies of their CV and documentation indicating expected institutional support.
Applications, nominations, and requests for additional information should be sent electronically to the Publications Committee Chair: Robert Futrell, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “SP editor application” in the subject line of your email. Deadline for applications January 31st, 2019.