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Call for a Viewpoint Editor: International Development Planning Review

International Development Planning Review (IDPR), a peer-reviewed journal which provides an interdisciplinary platform for the critical study of development related practices, planning and policy in the global South, invites applications for the position of Viewpoint Editor.

International Development Planning Review is seeking to appoint a Viewpoint Editor to join the existing editorial team (Dr Daniel Hammett, Dr Glyn Williams). The Viewpoint Editor is responsible for sourcing and handling short, critical interventions and provocations aimed at promoting debate and discussion at the forefront of development studies.

The Job

The Viewpoint Editor will be expected to:

Deliver 4 Viewpoints per year (i.e. 1 Viewpoint per issue of the journal). To this end they will:

  • Actively seek Viewpoint contributions – including from Editorial Board members – as well as handling submissions of potential Viewpoints
  • Engage creatively with the role and identify possibilities for alternative styles of Viewpoint content (including but not limited to Forums, Roundtables, etc)
  • Handle the review process for Viewpoint submissions (including identifying and inviting reviewers, collating reviewers’ comments, and making decisions on submissions)
  • Correspond with (potential) authors as required throughout the submission process
  • Participate in annual Editorial meetings, plus ad hoc meetings and discussions with the co-editors as required.
How to Apply

Enquiries and applications (a short CV plus a max 1 page cover letter setting out why you are applying and your vision for the role) should be sent to Dr Daniel Hammett ( The deadline for applications for this role is 31st March 2023

Diversity and Equality

Liverpool University Press and the IDPR 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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