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LINGUIST List 25.1890

Tue Apr 29 2014

Jobs: Modified: Applied Linguistics: Journal Editor, Studies in Second Language Acquisition (Cambridge University Press)

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>

Date: 29-Apr-2014
From: Melissa Good <mgoodcambridge.org>
Subject: Modified: Applied Linguistics: Journal Editor, Studies in Second Language Acquisition (Cambridge University Press)
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University or Organization: Studies in Second Language Acquisition (Cambridge University Press)
Job Location: , ----------------
Web Address: http://journals.cambridge.org/SSLA/CFE
Job Title: Editor(s), Studies in Second Language Acquisition

Job Rank: Journal Editor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics


Professor Albert Valdman is retiring in June 2015 from his position as Editor of Studies in Second Language Acquisition (SSLA). Cambridge University Press is now inviting applications for the position of Editor. A team of Co-Editors, or an Editor and Associate Editors will also be considered. Final appointment decisions will be made by the Syndicate of Cambridge University Press.

The deadline for applications is July 15, 2014.

SSLA is a refereed journal of international scope devoted to the scientific discussion of issues in second and foreign language acquisition of any language. Each volume contains four issues, one of which is generally devoted to a current topic in the field. The other three issues contain articles dealing with theoretical topics, some of which have broad pedagogical implications, and reports of quantitative and qualitative empirical research. Other rubrics include replication studies, State-of-the-Art articles, Notes and Discussion, review articles, book reviews, and book notices.

SSLA is publishing volume 36 in 2014. Its 2012 Impact Factor was 1.8, placing it 11th out of 162 journals in the Linguistics JCR (ranked by Impact Factor).

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter, and the names and email addresses of three references, to Melissa Good (details below).

Editorial responsibilities will include
- Shaping the strategic direction of the journal, in cooperation with Cambridge
- Organizing and managing the editorial office, with support from Cambridge
- Managing the peer review process (the journal uses the Scholar One system)
- Making final article acceptance decisions
- Editing and proofing articles for the journal
- Proposing to Cambridge, and working with, the members of an active Editorial Board
- Attending relevant conferences and an annual editorial meeting

In your application, please indicate your
- Ideas about the development and future direction of SSLA
- Experience of publishing in the field of second language acquisition
- Editorial experience, ideally with an academic journal
- Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and work as part of a team
- Strong professional and academic links
- Excellent organizational, communication and IT skills

Please direct applications and any questions to Melissa Good, Commissioning Editor, Cambridge University Press at the email address below. Please use SSLA Call for Editor as your email subject line.

Application Deadline: 15-Jul-2014

Email Address for Applications: mgoodcambridge.org
Contact Information:
Commissioning Editor Melissa Good
Email: mgoodcambridge.org

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