Publication Date

September 1, 2012

Perspectives Section


The North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) is seeking a new editorial team for the Journal of British Studies, including a new general editor or co-editors, and a new book review editor or co-editors. The current editors' term ends in summer 2014, and NACBS hopes to select new editors a year earlier to facilitate the transition process. Editors are appointed to a five-year term. Those interested in applying should contact Cynthia Herrup, professor of history at the University of Southern California. The application deadline for both positions isNovember 30, 2012.

The Journal of British Studies, published four times a year, is the premier journal in the field, with a very high ISI citation impact rating. Starting in January 2013, the journal will be published by Cambridge University Press.

The editorship and the book review editorship (both open to a team) are not related. Applicants should specify which of these positions interests them. Editorial subventions provide funding for editorial assistants for each of the two positions, but applicants will require a commitment of support from their home institutions. The current editorial team will be happy to answer questions about their duties. Those interested in joining the team can contact Brian Cowan, or Elizabeth Elbourne with queries about the journal editors’ responsibilities and Amy Froide or Gail Savage about the book review editors’ responsibilities. Inquiries can also be directed to the NACBS president, Dane Kennedy, or vice president and president-elect, Keith Wrightson.

Details about the association can be found at its web site.

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