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Sculpture Journal: Call for a Co-Editor

The Sculpture Journal, the UK’s foremost scholarly journal devoted to sculpture in all its aspects from prehistory to the present across the globe, invites applications for the position of Co-Editor.

The journal provides an international forum for writers and scholars in the field of sculpture and public commemorative monuments, extending to commissions for contemporary sculpture.

First published in 1997, Sculpture Journal offers a keen critical overview and a sound historical base, encouraging contributions of fresh research from new and established names in the field.

The current editorial team consists of four co-editors (one of whom is stepping down). The successful applicant will begin in June 2023.

The Job

The new Co-Editor will be expected to:

  • Proactively seek journal content through commissioning.
  • Work generally with the co-editors to maintain the academic and professional standards of contributions, and to encourage healthy submission and rejection rates.
  • Act as a point of contact for intending contributors.
  • Assist with peer review and suggest referees for submitted manuscripts.
  • Use the online submission system, ScholarOne Manuscripts.
  • Assist the co-editors and the publishers in targeting potential contributors, readers and subscribers via academic institutions, governmental and non-governmental organisations, and academic and professional communities.
  • Represent the journal at conferences and other academic and professional meetings.
Who Should Apply?

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an active and engaged member of the international academic community of sculpture studies.
  • Have a good knowledge of cutting-edge research and work in the field.
  • Have excellent networking skills, and extensive contacts.
  • Have previous involvement with academic journals, for example, refereeing papers, guest editing special issues, sitting on editorial boards.
  • Be enthusiastic and organised, with good attention to detail.
  • The Co-Editor can expect to receive a modest honorarium.

The Selection Process

Applications should include the following information: name and contact details; why, in no more than 500 words, you think you can make a good co-editor; your ideas for developing the journal; other points in support of your application; a CV; names and contact details of two referees.

Applications are invited to Clare Hooper, Head of Journals at Liverpool University Press ( as soon as possible and not later than 2nd April 2023.

Diversity and Equality

Liverpool University Press and the Sculpture Journal are committed to diversity and equality of opportunity.
All applicants will be considered on their abilities and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, caring responsibilities, colour, disability, employment status, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or any other irrelevant distinction.

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