Call for Journal Editor(s) – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education

Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education

Call for Journal Editor(s)

Emerald Publishing invites applications for the position of editor to begin in January 2023 for the journal Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education.



Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education focuses on scholarship and practice related to graduate education, including masters and doctoral level, and postdoctoral experiences. The journal publishes scholarly articles from a range of academic disciplines and research methods that represent issues of interest to the international community. These articles provide research findings and implications for scholars, practitioners, and policy makers.


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 objectives.


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 journal’s publisher Danielle Crow ([email protected]) and copy the current editor Karri Holley ([email protected]).


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 September 30, 2022


The role commences: January 1, 2023



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 editor at the contact information listed above.