Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND AN EOI FOR THE POSITION OF EDITOR, The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology’s Journal of Criminology

Applications are invited for the position of Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology’s Journal of Criminology (The Journal of Criminology) to begin 1 January 2023 for a three year term (and potentially with renewal for further terms).

The Journal of Criminology is one of the world’s longest-running criminology journals, having been established in Melbourne in 1968. It is a leading international peer-reviewed journal for criminological research and is the principal journal of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Inc. (ANZSOC) www.anzsoc.org and is published by SAGE www.sagepublications.com

The journal is published four times a year and is dedicated to advancing research and debate on a range of criminological issues. It embraces diverse methodological approaches, being home to a wide range of reports of criminological and interdisciplinary study. It is committed to advancing theoretical, empirical and policy debate in Australia, New Zealand and internationally.

The current Co-Editors are Professor Andrew Goldsmith and Professor Mark Halsey of Flinders University. Their second term as editors will end in December 2022. The Editor (if more than one, by agreement) becomes an ordinary member of the Committee of Management of ANZSOC. As such, any Editor must be a member of the Society, and must be available to sit as a member of the Committee of Management, and be approved by the Annual General Meeting of the Society. The Editor cannot hold any other office in the Society simultaneously.

The duties of the Editor include:

• Responsibility for the compilation of each issue of the Journal and for providing SAGE electronically (on an on-going and timely basis) with all contributions accepted for publication.
• Development of criteria for review of papers for publication, selecting reviewers, ensuring timely submission of articles for publication in the journal, and maintaining high standards of quality.
• Selection and management of a Managing Editor, Associate Editors, a Book Review Editor, an editorial advisory board and an international advisory board.
• Active participation in the Committee of Management of ANZSOC and regular reporting to the Committee on matters concerning the journal.
• Responsibility for editing the articles of each issue of the Journal for technical content, form, clarity, and accuracy – other than copy-editing.

Those interested in being considered should provide a formal proposal for consideration by the Selection Committee no later than close of business 31 August 2022. The proposal should include:

1. A statement of approximately 500 words addressing or confirming the following selection criteria:
• Demonstrated record of scholarly activity such as publications in refereed journals, book publication, and research.
• Prior editorial experience such as editorial responsibilities for other scholarly publications and past experience as referee, associate, or editorial board member of an academic journal, or other demonstrated editorial experience.
• Earned doctorate or terminal degree in criminology, criminal justice, law or socio-legal studies, or a related field.
• Ongoing employment by a named host institution and evidence (in writing) that the host institution is willing to support the editorial duties throughout the full term of the Editor’s appointment.
• Senior academic rank (associate or full professor), or equivalent (research director), at the host institution.
• Membership in the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Inc.

2. A statement of approximately 500 words of the applicant(s) editorial philosophy for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology’s Journal of Criminology including thoughts on the subject of improving the current impact factor of the journal and maintaining it at a level generally associated with high quality international journals.

3. A short curriculum vitae from the applicant(s).

4. A statement describing the character and extent of financial and other support provided by the applicant(s) host institution, including any release time, accommodation, computing and other services including stationery that the institution will commit to the position. SAGE provides an annual stipend of £4,000 to assist with the employment of a Managing Editor who would be responsible for day-to-day administrative duties, but the Editor will not receive any remuneration for the position.

The Editor will be appointed for a three-year term, which may be renewed for three years with the approval of the Committee of Management of ANZSOC.

Further information is available from Professor Jason Payne, President, ANZSOC – Phone +61-4-25278484.

Applications must be made electronically by E-mail and should be sent to the President, ANZSOC Inc., jasonp@uow.edu.au by close of business 31 August 2022.