ANN: Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth Seeking New Editor(s)

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Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth – New Editor(s) Search

JHCY is the only international journal devoted to the historical study of childhood and youth. Covering all time periods and geographical areas, JHCY is now established as the major publication that examines age as a category of analysis as it intersects with gender, race and sexuality, and ideas and practices of childhood, and the lives of children in different historical contexts. Celebrating its 10th volume published by Johns Hopkins University Press, the journal has a tradition of publishing rigorously researched, peer-reviewed articles on children, childhood and youth around the world.

The journal publishes three volumes per year, and submissions and peer review are managed through Scholar One Manuscripts. The new editor will continue to liaise with the Press to ensure the journal’s visibility. As an officer of the Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY), the editor of JHCY will be expected to be fully engaged in the organization and represent it at both the SHCY conference and beyond. The editor will work with the executive board to create an editorial board that complements the editor’s area and thematic strengths.

The editorial board of the journal meets at the biennial conference of the society, with an eye to strengthening regional networks and diversifying geographic and temporal coverage.

The journal’s current editor, Jim Marten, has offered to aid the transition for up to two years in the position as co-editor, if desired. The new editorial team will be in place by June 2018. The search committee will review letters of interest on July 31, 2017. Formal expressions of interest should be submitted to the Chair of the search committee, Tamara Myers tam410@lehigh.edu.

Letter of interest should include the following information:

1.     Curriculum vitae of editor(s) emphasizing editorial experience. If the case of a team of co-editors, briefly outline the complementary strengths and experiences of the team.

2.     Statement of institutional support. eg. Course release/stipend for editors(s), graduate student assistance, office space, clerical support, copyediting, mail, telephone, supplies, etc. Please include evidence of institutional commitment from appropriate university administrators.

3.     A cover letter briefly outlining the editorial vision and any other appropriate information. Plans for linking the journal with the society’s website (eg. blogs by authors of articles; featured interviews with authors whose books are reviewed) are particularly welcome. The Society will provide support for the journal’s presence on the website.