I have received notice that Associate Professor Danielle Drozdzewski has need to lay down her service as Associate Editor of Geographical Research journal. We are very grateful to Danielle for her engagement with the journal over the last few years, and for spearheading our occasional book panel paper series in particular. Danielle will continue to serve on the Editorial Board, and we look forward to working with her over coming years in that capacity.

On that basis, I now call for expressions of interest for one Associate Editor position.

About the journal

Geographical Research is the internationally-refereed publication of the Institute of Australian Geographers, the peak body representing academic and professional geographers in Australia. The primary objective of Geographical Research is to advance innovative, high-quality work that demonstrates the strengths and diversity of all parts of the discipline of Geography and allied fields and, in this endeavour, it also supports scholarship from the Institute’s several Study Groups. The Journal includes academic papers, commentaries, book panels, and book reviews. It is published online and in February, May, August, and November each year by John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd. The Journal is managed by Editors appointed by the Council of the Institute and led by the Editor-in-Chief, Professor Elaine Stratford (University of Tasmania). The editorial team normally comprises three Associate Editors and an Editorial Assistant.

Expression of Interest – Associate Editor

We are seeking expressions of interest from individuals with significant experience as writers and on editorial boards to serve as an Associate Editor for the journal. The Associate Editor will have a specialisation and the capacity to assess papers from other parts of geography and allied fields. The successful applicant will have studied the composition of the editorial team and editorial board of the journal, gauge that they can provide skills and capacities in both specific fields and across the discipline. That person will also be:

o   driving the journal’s “book panel papers” section;

o   selecting reviewers for a wide range of papers;

o   liaising with reviewers and authors about papers;

o   soliciting papers of all kinds produced by the journal; and

o   helping to assess special and virtual issue proposals; and

To submit your Expressions of Interest

We welcome expressions of interest for this role, which typically has an initial incumbency of three years. Write no more than two pages to outline your response to the points above. Add a current CV of no more than three pages that highlights relevant experience. Include a final page that lists the names and full contact details of two referees who have been made aware that they have been nominated to speak on your behalf. Please combine these documents into one PDF and send this to Elaine.Stratford@utas.edu.au by close of business on Friday 30 October 2020. Selection will be made by the end of November.

We look forward to receiving your expression of interest.

With my best wishes,



Professor Elaine Stratford

Editor-in-Chief, Geographical Research – Journal of the Institute of Australian Geographers

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