IJCCR seeks new editorial team

The International Journal for Community Currency Research has an almost 20-year track record of publishing robust academic research on complementary and community currencies. It is an open-access online journal (www.ijccr.net), bridging the divide between academics and practitioners.

Our current editorial team have successfully developed the journal over the last few years, with the introduction of a new website and an increase in the number of papers published, including a series of special issues overseen by guest editors.

While we are still committed to the aims of IJCCR, we feel the time is right to hand over the reins to a new editorial team who can bring fresh energy and ideas to maintain the upward trajectory of the journal.

IJCCR is currently unfunded and volunteer-run. We hope that a new editorial team will see ways to further develop the journal, perhaps through partnerships, growing a social media presence, seeking funding, indexing etc.

As a peer-reviewed academic journal, it is vital that IJCCR is lead-edited by an established academic working in the field, however it would be very welcome for practitioners to be involved, perhaps taking responsibility for website, paper production, social media etc, aspects of the journal.

We therefore seek applications from academics working in the field who would like to take on this leadership role, editing and producing the journal, and from practitioners keen to support this role. It is not necessary to have a whole team in mind when you apply, we will put interested parties in touch with each other to discuss forming a team to share responsibilities and roles, etc.

Please send expressions of interest, including an academic CV and a statement explaining your suitability for the role, to the editors, by February 21st 2015. We are also happy to answer any queries you may have about the role.

Gill Seyfang g.seyfang@uea.ac.uk

 

Editorial Role Description

  • ·      Upholding the aims and objectives of IJCCR to publish open-access academic research on community currencies
  • ·      Promoting the journal’s development, profile and readership
  • ·      Corresponding with authors and overseeing the peer-review process
  • ·      Producing formatted papers for publication
  • ·      Procuring books for review and soliciting book reviews
  • ·      Maintaining an open-access website (currently on wordpress)
  • ·      Paying website and domain name costs of around £25 a year
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