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Call for New JCER Editor

JCER, the Journal of Contemporary European Research

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UACES is seeking to appoint from the UACES membership a co-Editor for JCER, the Journal of Contemporary European Research (ISSN 1815-347X).  The co-editor will work with current editors Christopher Huggins and Ken McDonagh. We particularly encourage applications from early-career researchers and in particular female scholars and academics from an ethnic minority background or from a traditionally under-represented group within European studies. An interest in teaching and learning and pedagogical research in European Studies would be especially welcomed.

JCER is an open-access, peer-reviewed, exclusively online journal publishing interdisciplinary research in the field of European Studies. This includes, but is not limited to, Politics/International Relations, Area Studies, European Integration/Union Studies, Economics, Law, History, Cultural Studies and other Humanities, and higher education pedagogy. The journal publishes four issues a year including an annual special issue, Teaching and Learning special sections and one annual special Thematic section, as well as, on occasion, ‘Reflections’ from practitioners and other contributors. JCER invites original articles from established academics alongside those of PhD students and early career researchers.  Further information about the Focus and Scope of the Journal can be found at

JCER is listed in Scopus as a Q2 journal (2019). JCER is fully online and is open access. Article submission, the peer-review process and publication to are managed using ‘Open Journal Systems’ software. The UACES office undertakes the layout of articles.

The Editors are responsible for setting strategic objectives for the journal; commissioning and selecting articles for review; promoting the journal; overseeing the timely publication of four issues a year (including Special Issues), and for managing the peer-review process. The successful applicants would need to possess copy editing skills to a high standard and IT skills commensurate with online publishing, or be willing to acquire these demonstrably in the period leading up to their appointment. The Editors are also responsible for promoting the Journal and for maintaining links with the UACES Office and Graduate Forum.

The appointment would be for a 1-year term initially commencing 1 January 2021 at the latest.

To apply, please send a covering letter setting out your motivations, intentions and relevant qualifications for the co-editorship, along with a CV to UACES Executive Director Emily Linnemann. The closing date is Friday 30 October 2020. For further information about the position, please contact the current editors: Christopher Huggins and Ken McDonagh.