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Call for Applications: 2 x Co-Editor Positions with Irish Educational Studies 

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The Editorial Board of Irish Educational Studies and the Educational Studies Association of Ireland invite applications for two Co-Editor positions with the international journal, Irish Educational Studies.

Irish Educational Studies, the official journal of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI,, focuses on a range of topics relevant to education, drawing on the full spectrum of disciplines and methodological approaches that inform educational research, including – inter alia – anthropology, technology, sociology, psychology, history, economics, philosophy, politics and curriculum studies.

The call for applications for these new positions is motivated by a substantial increase in the international profile of the journal (e.g. Impact Factor: 1.7, marking a 207% increase in the IF since 2019) and concomitant increase in international article submissions to the journal.

The new Co-Editors will be working alongside the current editorial team comprising the General Editor and Co-Editors. It is expected that the new Co-Editors will add to the disciplinary and geographical diversity of the current team.

The qualifications necessary for consideration as Co-Editor include:

  • Prior involvement in journal publishing as author, reviewer and/or associate editor
  • Established research publication record in indexed peer-reviewed journals (with evidence of impact)
  • Ability to dedicate a substantial portion of annual workload to managing journal activities • Skills necessary to work with prospective contributors in a supportive yet critical spirit
  • Ability to maintain and strengthen international professional networks of authors and reviewers and in turn enhance the Journal’s reputation and impact.

The Co-Editors will be responsible for management of peer-review and editorial processes. These processes include determining the composition of the reviewer pool, guiding manuscripts through the review process using a web-based system, overseeing revisions, the initiation and management of special issues, initiating and conducting communication with prospective authors, reviewers, associate editors, ESAI Executive and association members as well as other stakeholders.

This initial assignment would be for a 3-year term (with possible further term).

If you are interested in serving as a Co-Editor please email a copy of your curriculum vitae [max 5 pages] and a letter of interest, including your qualifications and how your experience meets requirements for the positions by 5.00pm Fri. 25th August 2023.

Queries may be directed to Professor Tony Hall Please send your application to and CC

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