New vacancy for Journal Editor-in-Chief (London Review of Education)

Posted on June 26, 2023 by Alison Fox

The London Review of Education, IOE's flagship open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by UCL Press, is currently seeking a new Editor-in-Chief to lead the journal in its next phase.  

We are now inviting applications from IOE academic staff to join the journal in this key senior leadership role. This is a voluntary role. Applications close on 14th July 2023.

Founded in 2003, it reflects the Institute's broad interests in all types of education in all contexts – local, national, global – and its commitment to analysis across disciplines using a variety of methodologies. It shares the Institute's aspiration to interrogate links between research, policy and practice, and its principled concern for social justice. Joining the journal offers many opportunities for professional development as well as collaborating/networking with a broad group of international academic and professional experts. You will find further information about the journal, the current Editorial Board, as well as all its publications and future series, indexing and full aims and scope, online at

This senior leadership position may form part of personal research or scholarship time and would be considered commensurate with activities at Grade 10 or above in the Academic Careers Framework. The role is voluntary with a 5-year term (subject to renew) and provides the unique opportunity to run and directly shape the future direction and development of this growing journal, by defining journal strategy, policies and the journal aims and scope. The role holder will also be required to sit on the IOE Research Committee as representation of the Journal. Other duties also include:

  1. Actively working with UCL Press and the Journal Editorial Board to develop strategies to improve processes and grow its reputation;
  2. Oversight and delegation to other Journal Editors handling peer review of submitted papers (including supporting and educating Editors on best practice in these processes, e.g. providing critical and objective assessment and review);
  3. Triaging submissions for suitability to proceed with peer review;
  4. Making appropriate editorial decisions for publication (accept, reject, revise);
  5. Occasionally writing editorials and other copy as required in producing an online journal.

If you would like to apply for this role, as well as any enquiries, please email the UCL Press Journals Manager, Ian Caswell, at with your CV and a brief covering email about why you would like to join.

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