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JCMS Annual Review Editors

Call for Applications

JCMS Annual Review Editors

UACES and Wiley are seeking new editors for the JCMS Annual Review.


The Annual Review, produced in association with JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, covers the key developments in the European Union, its member states, and acceding/applicant countries.

  • It includes specially commissioned articles;
  • Contains analytical articles and keynote contributions written by leading experts in their respective fields covering political, economic and legal issues;
  • The most up‐to‐date and authoritative source of information for those engaged in teaching and research or who are simply interested in the European Union;
  • Includes an invaluable guide to EU documents and publications ‐ and the various websites of the EU ‐ together with a chronology of key events.

The Annual Review is published as an issue of JCMS and therefore has very wide, global circulation online. The full table of contents of the most recent edition can be viewed at The content of the Annual Review varies from year to year to reflect ongoing developments inside and outside the EU and to maximise the impact of the Annual Review.

Editorial Tasks and Qualities Required

The Editor(s) are required to:

  • Identify and subsequently invite contributors for the next annual review;
  • Receive and edit drafts from contributors, returning them where corrections or improvements are necessary;
  • Write the editorial;
  • Collect final drafts before sending them on to the Copy Editor;
  • With the contributors, check proofs, before collating the final copy (in April).
  • Cooperate with the JCMS editors in preparing the Annual Review.

Qualities required of the successful applicant;

  • Sound judgement in selecting appropriate contributors ‐ if the invited contributions are not of the desired standard, major revisions may become the responsibility of the Editor(s);
  • Tenacity to ensure that all contributors meet the necessary deadlines as the timescale for each stage depends on all contributions being punctual;
  • A diligent and meticulous approach to check for exactitude, omissions, overlap, word‐length;
  • A strong commitment to developing the Annual Review as a vital research and information tool for all those working in the European studies field.


The successful applicant(s) will be offered a 3-year contract, commencing with The Annual Review of the European Union in 2023, which would be published in September 2024. The position is remote.

The contract will include a one-year probationary period, as well as an option to extend the 3-year contract by a further 3 years subject to mutual agreement.

A Memorandum of Understanding will be agreed between the Annual Review Editor(s) and UACES. The Annual Review Editor(s) will be responsible:

  • for the contents of the Annual Review and for its timely delivery to Wiley;
  • to the Editors of the JCMS for Annual Review page budgets and for general matters of policy concerning the Annual Review and JCMS.

The UACES Committee of Trustees has overall responsibility for the strategic development of the JCMS and the Annual Review and will make their appointment after advice from the current JCMS editors.

The budget of the JCMS Editors includes an honorarium for the Editor(s) and contributors of the Annual Review. This budget also includes provision for certain expenses.

Appointment Process

The closing date for applications is 15 June 2023. We encourage applications for teams of 2-3 people, as well as applications from individuals.

Applications should be sent to UACES at

The appointment will be made in July 2023 following interviews.

Applications should consist of the following:

  • Name, contact details and brief CVs of the applicant(s);
  • Appropriate information about the proposed structure and contributors for the Annual Review for the initial three years during which the Editorship will be held, bearing in mind anticipated developments in the EU and wider European context [1];
  • A statement about the management of the Annual Review indicating how the applicant(s) would ensure the punctual delivery of a high quality manuscript to Wiley;
  • A statement indicating how the applicant(s) would propose to develop the Annual Review [2].

Questions relating to this appointment should be directed to the current JCMS Annual Review Editors (Theofanis Exadaktylos and Emanuele Massetti), the UACES Officers (Simon Usherwood, Kathryn Simpson, Rosa Fernandez or Roberta Guerrina) or Kate McKellar at Wiley - choose the person most appropriate to your query, not necessarily to all.


[1] It is not necessary at this stage to firmly identify all contributors; Editors will have a free hand in selecting and bringing in new contributors; however, the successful applicant will be advised to make contact with the existing team, as appropriate, to ascertain their interest in continuing to contribute chapters.

[2] This may include issues such as developing the impact of the Annual Review; maintaining established innovations or developing new ones; ensuring the content and coverage of the Annual Review are suitable for the needs of its readers.