The Administrative Sciences Association of Canada is excited to invite individuals to apply for the position of Editor.
The Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences (CJAS) is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, international quarterly that publishes manuscripts with a strong theoretical foundation. The journal welcomes literature reviews, quantitative and qualitative studies as well as conceptual pieces. CJAS is an ISI-listed journal that publishes papers in all key disciplines of business. CJAS is a particularly suitable home for manuscripts of a cross-disciplinary nature. All papers must state in an explicit and compelling way their unique contribution to advancing theory and/or practice in the administrative sciences.
CJAS is the official journal of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) and is published by Wiley. The ASAC Board of Directors is seeking an Editor for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2023. The Editor’s mandate will be to work with the ASAC Board and membership to develop a focus, a vision, and a strategic plan for the journal, and to begin implementing the strategic plan.
The successful candidate will be recognised internationally for their achievements in management research and have a good track record of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.
The pace of change in academic publishing is accelerating and to respond effectively the editorial team need to work together in ever smarter and more collaborative ways. On this basis, a flexible and collaborative approach will be essential for the successful candidate.
Further details about the role are included in the job description below. For an informal discussion please contact Shamsud Chowdhury, ASAC President, at email@example.com.
Applicants should send a covering letter, CV, a short assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the Journal, and an outline of your vision for the Journal and how you would like to see it develop in the future to:
President, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada
Deadline for application is October 31, 2022.
Download the CJAS Call for Editor.
- To lead the Editorial Board, the ASAC Board of Directors, and the Publisher in developing a focus, a vision, and a strategic plan for the Journal
- To enhance the position of the Journal in the field, including relative to competing journals
- To assess the potential for increased open-access publishing for the Journal
- To communicate regularly with the Editorial Board concerning the development of the Journal, editorial strategy, submissions, and promotion
- To assist ASAC and the Publishers in promoting the Journal by advising on publicity and promoting the Journal wherever possible through contacts and at conferences attended
- To assist ASAC and the Publishers in advising on opportunities for obtaining non-subscription revenue
- To seek contributions to the Journal
- To appoint Associate Editors for an agreed term
- To review submissions for immediate reject or send to review decisions
- To oversee Associate Editors in
- having submissions peer-reviewed by appropriately qualified and experienced persons
- communicating with authors, to accept or reject manuscripts or to request revision in response to referees’ reports and editorial comments
- To appoint and renew Editorial Board members for an agreed term
- To organize and chair editorial meetings
- To ensure that all material provided to the Publisher is complete with all illustrations and tabular matter, final permissions and assignments of copyright, and is in accordance with the guidelines given the Instructions for Authors, and to ensure the following
- that copy is original, and has not been published elsewhere,
- that copy is not defamatory or otherwise unlawful,
- that copy is available for publication in the Journal free of charge
- To provide the material to the Publisher in accordance with the Production Schedule
Qualities Sought and Selection Criteria
The incoming Editor will be expected to bring the following characteristics to the position:
- Wide interests and knowledge across a range of research
- Strong record of personal research initiative, expertise, and performance
- Editorial experience
- Astute editorial judgment and a track record in the evaluation of research publications
- Commitment to developing and implementing a focus, vision, and strategic plan for the Journal
- Commitment to the Journal establishing a respected scholarly presence
- Innovative ideas for editorial initiatives and developments such as new themed issues, genres, and formats
- Determination to purse equity and diversity on all dimensions, including gender, ethnic, and international
- High level of efficiency, with excellent management and administrative skills, and the ability to work to continual deadlines
- High level of written language skills, and commitment to the publication of clearly presented and accessible scholarship
- Ability to position the Journal in the changing publishing environment
- Ability to lead and coordinate a collaborative editorial team scattered across different locations
- A wide existing network of contacts in the field
- Ability to maintain ongoing relationships with an extensive constituency of scholars, in person and electronically, including the Journal’s Editorial Board
- Ability to collaborate effectively with the ASAC Board of Directors and the Publisher and its representatives
- Capacity to make a significant time allocation to the operation and development of the Journal
- Commitment to a minimum of three years