English Teaching: Practice & Critique - Call for Journal Editor(s)

English Teaching: Practice & Critique

Emerald Publishing invites applications for the position of editor (or co-editors as part of a team application) for the journal English Teaching Practice and Critique.

About English Teaching: Practice and Critique

English Teaching: Practice and Critique promotes research and scholarship related to English literacies that are grounded in critical perspectives and a range of contexts, including classrooms, communities, national policies, and wider educational constituencies. The journal is focused on critical scholarship that investigates systems of power related to the teaching of English literacies in both multilingual and English-dominant settings. English Teaching: Practice and Critique aims to support authors from a range of backgrounds in identifying matters of common concern and to foster broad professional communities and networks. Thus, the journal encourages international and comparative approaches to topics and issues.

The journal publishes three types of manuscripts: research articles, essays (theoretical papers, reviews, and responses), and teacher narratives. Often special issues of the journal focus on distinct topics; however, unthemed manuscript submissions are always welcome and published in most issues.

Qualities required

Some of the key qualities sought for the position of editor are an established record of scholarship in the field; previous experience in an editorial/editorial board role (i.e. journals, special issues, book volumes) managerial skills to oversee the editorial cycle and meet deadlines; a willingness to work closely and collaboratively with the journal Publisher; the ability to inspire an active Editorial Advisory Board; and an appreciation of the journal’s editorial objective to publish high quality research related to English literacies.

Main responsibilities

  • Management of the editorial office via the online submission tool ScholarOne (full training will be provided)
  • Soliciting high quality manuscripts and assisting authors through the editorial process when required 
  • Initial screening of submissions and the management of a double-blind peer review process 
  • Selecting a pool of suitable reviewers 
  • Supplying accepted articles to the Publisher; working within the agreed schedule 
  • Working with and managing the contribution of the Editorial Advisory Board and reviewer pool
  • Advising Emerald on the direction and development of the journal
  • Promoting the journal to your networks and at conferences to encourage authorship and usage.

An editorial honorarium will be provided by the Publisher.

Application Process

Please send applications via email to the current editors, Amanda Godley ([email protected]) and Amanda Thein ([email protected]). Applications from individual editors or editorial teams (i.e. co-Editors) are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed by the Publisher and the current editorial team and should include:

  • A covering letter outlining your previous editorial experience, your vision for the future development of the journal and an outline of any support that may be offered by your institution for this editorship role.
  • A current CV.

Closing date for applications is October 15, 2021.

The role commences on 1st January 2022.


If you have any questions or would like to have an informal chat to find out more information about the role, please contact the current editors at the contact information listed above.