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Open Call for Membership of Editorial Board of Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy

08 July 2019

We are seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals who are willing to serve on the Editorial Board of our journal Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. 

The journal publishes original research papers primarily in the fields of archaeology and history, but also welcomes submissions on aspects of culture, including material culture, from the perspectives of other disciplines, as well as submissions in Celtic Studies and literature.

Editorial Board members are appointed for five years, with the possibility of renewal for successive two-year periods (subject to availability) upon the expiration of this initial five-year period. Editorial Board members need not be based in Ireland.

In addition to the responsibilities outlined below, candidates might be interested to know that the Academy is publishing a special issue of the journal in 2020 on the theme of Climate and Society in Ireland. In addition, the Board will be seeking expert advice to help develop the journal’s impact factor.

To express an interest in serving on the Editorial Board of Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, please complete this short form no later than Friday, 12 July 2019.

The purpose of the Editorial Board is to:

1.Provide editorial guidance and direction consistent with the academic purpose of the journal as defined by the Academy.

2.To assist the editors in fulfilling its scholarly and academic remit. To this end

  • The Board will ensure that sufficient contributions are received to sustain the journal.

  • Ensure that contributions accepted for publication have been peer-reviewed consistent with the standards and in keeping with the standards and procedures agreed between Publisher and the Journal Editor.

  • Adhere to the agreed timelines for submission of copy to the Publisher.

3. Attend or remotely contribute to meetings of the Editorial Board and the Publisher as appropriate.

4. Assist and advise the Academy by recommending the appointment of a new editor when there is an editorial vacancy (arising from the vacation of the position or the completion of an editorial term).

5. Establishing and maintaining an Advisory Board, with an international membership, consistent with the academic aims and purpose of the journal.

6. Assist and advise The Publication Office, the Publication Committee, Council and Executive as required, and requested, in the administration, management and production of the journal.

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