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Search for Editor: International Journal of Middle East Studies

August 31, 2023

The MESA Board of Directors invites applications and nominations for the next editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES) for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2024.

Candidates should be internationally recognized Middle East scholars in either the humanities or the social sciences and be affiliated with an academic institution prepared to contribute space and support to an editorial office.

Applications should include proposals for this institutional contribution, endorsed by the institution involved.

The editor is responsible for ensuring the quality of IJMES as the leading English-language journal in the field. Editorial duties include establishing editorial policy in consultation with the MESA Board of Directors; working directly and primarily with Cambridge University Press (CUP), which publishesIJMES; managing the ScholarOne online system to track submissions and reviews; administering the peer-review process; compiling the book review section in conjunction with book review editors; suggesting revisions for manuscripts; nominating book review editors and members of the editorial board for review and approval by MESA’s Board of Directors and CUP; and overseeing the editing and production of the four issues that make up an IJMES annual volume.

Support from the institution with which the editor is affiliated could consist of office space and equipment for the editor and managing editor, support for a graduate student assistant (or financial support that will cover salary for an administrative assistant), postage and incidental expenses, and/or release time from teaching for the editor. CUP also provides some financial support for the editorial office including a modest salary for the managing editor. The editor and CUP will determine the way in which CUP’s contribution is to be allocated. The editor receives an annual stipend from CUP. In addition, MESA provides for the editor’s travel and two nights’ lodging at the annual meeting. The editor prepares a written report which is presented at the fall board meeting and at the MESA Members Meeting both held in conjunction with the annual meeting. They also serve as a member of MESA’s Publications Committee.

Application Instructions:

Inquiries may be addressed to Executive Director Jeffrey Reger at jeff@mesana.org or 520-333-2577 x106.

Applications with letter(s) of institutional commitment should be sent to secretariat@mesana.org.

Review of applications will begin August 1, 2023, and continue until a new editor is identified.


August 31, 2023
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