H-1960s is seeking a new book review editor.

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H-1960s is seeking a new book review editor.

The position involves soliciting reviewers, editing reviews, corresponding with authors or publishers seeking to have materials reviewed. Review editors must have strong field qualifications in 20th Century US history, and must be regularly available by email. Reviews will go through H-Net's online Reviews Management System. H-Net will provide training in the use of the review management system and basic H-Net Commons editing.

The book review editor works closely with the H-1960s Network Editor. Although unpaid, the position provides access to reviews, announcements, and other postings relevant to a variety of fields and disciplines, and makes one known in the profession.

For more information, or to nominate yourself or someone else, please contact H-1960s Network Editor, David Ferrara, at dgferrara@crimson.ua.edu.

Who can be a review editor for H-Net Reviews?

Review editors at H-Net assign reviews of new books to qualified reviewers. In general, to qualify as a review editor for an H-Net network, an applicant should possess a Ph.D. or a terminal degree in a relevant field, or equivalent professional experience and should have experience writing reviews. For more information, please read the H-Net Council's description of review editor qualities.

What is the process for becoming a review editor for H-Net Reviews?

Review editors at H-Net must submit a review editor application and networks must provide a network endorsement. Completed applications are put up to the H-Net Council for certification every Monday, which is a process that takes one week. After that, new review editors undergo a brief training on H-Net's reviewing policies and the online Reviews Management System (RMS).