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Call for Applications: JHCY Editorship

The Executive Committee of the Society for the History of Children and Youth invites applications for the editorship of the Journal for the History of Childhood and Youth

The duties of the editor include:

            --managing the peer review process through the online ScholarOne system

            --copyediting all articles and object lessons, and proofreading book reviews (or

            hiring someone else to do so).

            --ensuring that authors submit illustrations and permissions to publish text and      illustrations

            --coordinating with book review editors

            --supervising copyeditor and proofreader

            --procuring cover illustrations

--submitting annual reports to the JHCY Board and SHCY members (including a budget)

            --submitting JHCY nominations for Fass-Sandin Prize

            --maintaining communication with the President of the Society

The JHCY is published three times a year.  Deadlines for submitting completed issues are March 1, July 1, and November 1. The editorship position has followed different successful models, ranging from being one person to a collective of four. Currently, the book review section is co-edited by Adriana Benzaquén and Hugh Morrison. For additional information concerning the duties of the editorship, feel free to contact current editor, Professor Linda Mahood at lmahood@uoguelph.ca

The Society recognizes this as considerable (unpaid) labor, though the position does come with a small stipend. This labor may be offset through course releases given by the editor’s (or editors’) institution(s). The current editor (and past editors) have also been supported monetarily by their home institutions, which has enabled them to hire copyeditors and pay for other assistance.

Start date is negotiable but ideally the new editor(s) would be ready to take on full responsibility for the issue due on November 1, 2024, meaning that they would likely begin work in the summer of 2024. The term for the editorship is a minimum of three years.


Statement of interest and applications (including relevant experience) should be addressed to the JHCY editor search committee through Nick Syrett (syrett@ku.edu) by August 1, 2023. Members of the committee, including the current editor, are happy to speak with prospective editors at the SHCY meeting in Guelph in June.