H-CivWar is Recruiting Review Editors and Discussion Editors
H-CivWar is interested in recruiting additional volunteer Review and Discussion Editors. As Review Editor, you will commission and edit reviews of books and other scholarly materials through a formal system managed by our parent non-profit, H-Net. Discussion Editors manage posting materials on the Commons, add new subscribers, and can be involved in specific projects. We would like to have somebody join the team who might be interested in continuing our Diversity Initiative, highlighting scholarship from and about minority groups, as well as individuals who might be interested in doing podcasts.
There are many reasons to consider working with H-CivWar in this capacity. We have an editorial team composed of academic volunteers who support each other’s efforts and work with flexible scheduling. H-Net handles mailings and copy-editing, provides training on editorial best practices, and maintains an internal system for advice and technical support. H-Net is widely recognized as a leading forum for timely scholarly reviews, and has published over 40,000 over the last 25 years. All H-CivWar reviews circulate directly to our nearly 2,300 subscribers, are announced through H-Net This Week, and are freely accessible on the internet. Review Editors have discretion, within the bounds of editorial policies, over which books they commission reviews of and who to contact as a reviewer.
To apply to serve as an Editor, please email a single PDF containing the following to email@example.com by Friday, February 11th. 1) Your C.V., including current contact information. 2) A description of about 250 words explaining your areas of expertise. 3) A brief appraisal of your competing time commitments over the next two years.