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Town Planning Review: Call for Book Reviews Editor

The Town Planning Review (TPR), one of the world’s leading journals in the urban and regional planning field since 1910, invites applications for Book Reviews Editor.

As a leading urban planning and regional planning journal, TPR provides a principal forum for communication between researchers and students, policy analysts and practitioners. It publishes a diversity of research approaches, welcoming full-length papers and review articles contributing to the advancement of town and regional planning research in highly developed economies and in emerging industrial states.

The current Management Board of TPR consists of Daniel Hess (University at Buffalo), Alex Lord (University of Liverpool) and John Sturzaker (University of Hertfordshire) as Co-Editors, Olivier Sykes (University of Liverpool) as Viewpoints and Policy & Practice Editor, Ruth Potts (University of Cardiff) as Conference Reports Editor, and Bertie Dockerill (University of Manchester), Editorial Assistant.

Changes to editorial personnel have led to the position of Book Reviews Editor becoming vacant. This role involves liaising with publishers and authors and commissioning reviews of new books for publication in the journal, and brings with it membership of the Management Board of the journal. Successful candidates will be encouraged to participate in regular Management Board meetings to provide an update on their activities. Participating in these meetings provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about academic publishing, and gain experience of the editorial process.

The Book Review editor will be expected to:

Deliver between 8 and 12 book reviews per year (there are 6 issues of the journal per annum). To this end they will:

  • Actively seek book review contributions – including from Editorial Board members – as well as handling submissions of potential book reviews
  • Handle the review process for book review submissions (including identifying and inviting reviewers, collating reviewers’ comments, and making decisions on submissions, ensuring that the work is proofread and accurate and so on)
  • 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
The Selection Process

Applications should take the form of a CV, to be submitted with a short covering note to John Sturzaker ( by 30th April 2023.

Diversity and Equality

Liverpool University Press and the TPR 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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