Call for New Editors

UACES is seeking to appoint from the UACES membership two new co-Editors for JCER, the Journal of Contemporary European Research (ISSN 1815-347X).  The co-editors will work with current editor Maxine David who will remain as Editor-in-Chief. We would welcome proposals from individual scholars as well as teams of two, and encourage both early career and experienced colleagues to apply.


JCER is an open-access, peer-reviewed, exclusively online journal publishing interdisciplinary research in the field of European Studies. This includes, but is not limited to, Politics/International Relations, Area Studies, European Integration/Union Studies, Economics, Law, History, Cultural Studies and other Humanities, and higher education pedagogy. The journal publishes four issues a year including an annual special issue, Teaching and Learning special sections and one annual special Thematic section, as well as, on occasion, ‘Reflections’ from practitioners and other contributors. JCER invites original articles from established academics alongside those of PhD students and early career researchers.  Further information about the Focus and Scope of the Journal can be found at


Under the current Editorial Team, JCER has moved from Q4 in 2012, to Q3 in 2013 to its highest ever ranking of Q2 in 2014. JCER is fully online and is open access. Article submission, the peer-review process and publication to are managed using ‘Open Journal Systems’ software ( The articles are published using Adobe InDesign.


The Editors are responsible for setting strategic objectives for the journal; commissioning and selecting articles for review; promoting the journal; overseeing the timely publication of four issues a year (including Special Issues), and for managing the peer-review process. The successful applicants would need to possess copy editing skills to a high standard and IT skills commensurate with online publishing, or be willing to acquire these demonstrably in the period leading up to their appointment. The Editors are also responsible for promoting the Journal and for maintaining links with the UACES Office and Student Forum.


The appointment would be for a three year term commencing 1 October 2017 at the latest, and from March 2017 the successful appointees will be required to shadow the current co-editors Simona Guerra and Kathryn Simpson.


To apply, please send a covering letter setting out your motivations, intentions and relevant qualifications for the co-editorship, along with a CV to UACES Executive Director Emily Linnemann( The closing date is Friday 06 January 2017. For further information about the position, please contact the current Editor-in-Chief, Maxine David,; and co-editors Simona Guerra, and Kathryn Simpson,