Call for Editors and Peer Reviewers (Journal of Learning Spaces)
The Journal of Learning Spaces is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that will begin publishing issues biannually in September 2011. We will provide a scholarly, multidisciplinary forum for research articles, case studies, book reviews, and position pieces related to all aspects of learning space design, operation, pedagogy, and assessment in higher education. We invite works from a wide range of subject disciplines and organizational backgrounds, including (but not limited to) Architecture, Interior & Product Design, Education, Information & Library Science, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Sociology, and Student and Residential Life. See our About the Journal section for more details.
Applications for journal Editors and Peer Reviewers are currently sought from experienced practitioners and academics in higher education institutions. Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2011. Please note that the Journal of Learning Spaces is a free open-access journal and all positions are voluntary and unpaid. The Journal of Learning Spaces is hosted by the University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
Editors: We welcome applications from experienced higher education practitioners and academics across a wide range of subject disciplines and organizational backgrounds. Editorial Board terms are 2 years, beginning in March 2011. Responsibilities. Duties will include recruiting and editing manuscripts, overseeing peer-review processes within journal sections, and promoting the journal to colleagues. Interested editors may contribute to the development of journal columns and content ideas as the publication grows. All work will be done online or by phone. Qualifications. Applicants should possess: project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines; previous publishing and editorial experience; the ability to recruit quality manuscripts; excellent organizational, networking, and communication skills; and the ability to work as part of a creative, dynamic, and multidisciplinary editorial team.
Peer Reviewers: We welcome applications from experienced higher education practitioners and academics across a wide range of subject disciplines and organizational backgrounds. Peer Reviewer terms are 2 years, beginning in March 2011. Responsibilities. Duties will include providing timely, professional, objective reviews of manuscripts (approximately 3-5 per year), communicating with editorial board members, and promoting the journal to colleagues. Qualifications. Applicants should possess: previous publishing experience; reviewing or editorial experience; the ability to meet deadlines; strong oral and written communication skills.
How To Apply
To apply as either an editor or peer reviewer, please:
1. Register with the Journal as an Author.
2. Once registered, please login to the Journal and select Author > "Start a New Submission." Follow the five step process and upload the following materials to complete your submission:
o Step 1. Choose the Journal Section that corresponds with the position you are applying for: Editor Application or Peer Reviewer Application.
o Step 2. Title your submission your full name.
o Step 3. Upload your current curriculum vita.
o Step 4. Upload a brief (1 page max.) letter of introduction that describes your interests and work in learning spaces and your experience editing or reviewing. Title this submission your full name.
o Step 5. Click Finish Submission to complete the application process.
3. All applicants will be notified no later than March 14, 2011 of the Editorial Board's decision.
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