Call for Editors: SFRA Review

SFRA Review is currently seeking applications for two new editors: an Associate Editor and an Assistant Media Review Editor. The call was first posted in SFRA Review #328 (Spring 2019).

The SFRA Review (eISSN 2641-2837; formerly published in print as ISSN 1068-395X) is an open access journal published four times a year by the Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA). SFRA Review is devoted to surveying the contemporary field of sf fiction, media, and scholarship as it develops, bringing in-depth reviews with each issue, as well as longer critical articles highlighting key conversations in sf studies, regular retrospectives on recently passed authors and scholars, and reports from members of the SFRA Executive Committee.

SFRA Review was initially titled SFRA Newsletter and has been published since the founding of the SFRA in 1970. The Newsletter changed its named to SFRA Review in 1992 with issue #194 to reflect the centrality of an organ for critical reviews of both fiction and scholarship to the sf studies community. The Newsletter and Review were published 10 times a year until the early 2000s, when the Review switched to a quarterly schedule. Originally available only to SFRA members or sold per issue for a small fee, SFRA Review was made publicly available on the SFRA’s website starting with issue #256 (Jan/Feb 2002). Starting with issue #326, the Review became a stated Open Access publication. Select issues from 1974 to 2011 (issues #31-295) are available as PDFs through the Digital Collections of the University of Southern Florida Libraries (see the link a at the bottom of this page).

 


CALL FOR ASSOCIATE EDITOR

SFRA Review is seeking an Associate Editor, the duties of which will include:

  • Aiding the Editor in soliciting content for the Features section
  • Aiding the Editor in compiling at least two symposium sections per year (see SFRA Review #327 for an example), which may be based on a conference or on a specific theme
  • Aiding the Editor in developing the journal’s content and direction generally
  • Aiding the Editor in planning and scoping an online, HTML-based version of the journal

Applicants for the Associate Editor position would ideally be late-career graduate students and/or early-career scholars with a proven track record of scholarship in science fiction studies and related disciplines. Scholars interested in academic editing who are more advanced in their careers may also apply, and #AltAc scholars will be happily considered as well. No prior editorial experience is necessary, though it is highly suggested. Applicants should be familiar with the field, institutions (including conferences, organizations), ad publication venues (including journals, book series, typical publishers, etc.) of science fiction scholarship. Applicants should be (but are not required to be) SFRA members.

To apply for the position of Associate Editor, please send a 200-300 word statement about your interest in and qualifications for the position (in short: answer why you should be Associate Editor) and a CV by August 1, 2019 to the Editor, Sean Guynes, at guynesse@msu.edu.

Selection process: the Editor will choose the top three candidates (or two, depending on the size of the applicant pool) and pass these to the journal’s Review Editors, who together will vote to decide on the Associate Editor. The purpose of this particular process is to ensure the least amount of bias in selecting an Associate Editor for SFRA Review.


CALL FOR ASSISTANT MEDIA REVIEW EDITOR

SFRA Review is seeking an Assistant Media Review Editor. The ideal candidate will have a passion for and familiarity with sf media and scholarship at a graduate level. Prior editing experience is not essential, but it is desirable. Applicants should be (but are not required to be) SFRA members.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the Media Review Editor in compiling a list of reviewable media items, particularly nonAnglophone and global media.
  • Aiding the Media Review Editor in regularly soliciting content and expanding the contributors’ list
  • Assisting the Media Review Editor with preparing final edits of reviews to be delivered to the Editor

Applicants for the Assistant Media Review Editor position would ideally be late-career graduate students and/or early-career scholars with a proven track record of scholarship in science fiction studies and related disciplines. Scholars interested in academic editing who are more advanced in their careers may also apply, and #AltAc scholars will be happily considered as well. No prior editorial experience is necessary, though it is highly suggested. Applicants should be familiar with the field, institutions (including conferences, organizations), ad publication venues (including journals, book series, typical publishers, etc.) of science fiction scholarship. Applicants should be (but are not required to be) SFRA members.

To apply for the position of Assistant Media Review Editor, please send a short statement (200-300 words) that covers why you are interested in the position and your qualifications, as well as your
CV, by August 1, 2019 to the Media Review Editor, Leimar Garcia-Siino, at leimar.garcia.siino@gmail.

Selection process: the Media Review Editor will choose the top three candidates (or two, depending on the size of the applicant pool) and pass these to the journal’s Editor and Review Editors, who together will vote to decide on the Assistant Media Review Editor. The purpose of this particular process is to ensure the least amount of bias in selecting an Assistant Media Review Editor for SFRA Review.

 

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