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Call for Volunteers
Subject Fields: 
Sociology, Social Sciences, Social History / Studies, Public Policy, Political Science

Pi Gamma Mu's flagship academic publication, the International Social Science Review (, is searching for a guest book review editor for the 2017 summer/fall issue. The guest book review editor will be responsible for providing the editor-in-chief with 12-15 book reviews for the issue. This process includes identifying books and obtaining them from publishers, assigning books to reviewers, and editing their work. While the guest editor will be provided with the ISSR's list of reviewers and publishers, the guest editor is encouraged to seek out new contacts in terms of both publishers and reviewers. The guest book review editor will also be provided with support from the main editor, and must follow the ISSR's standards for book reviews. Beyond that, the book reviewer will work independently.


Qualifications: The guest book review editor should have a PhD in a social science, but advanced abds will be considered. The best candidate will work independently, and meet and set deadlines that ensure he or she will deliver the book reviews to the main editor on time. Strong writing and editing skills are a must.  While no financial compensation is included, this position is a strong resume builder for academics, and the editor will provide a detailed letter of duties and skills acquired during the process and a letter of recommendation as requested / if appropriate.

Contact Info: 

Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to the Editor-in-chief of the journal, Dr. Candice Quinn at to apply. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until February 19th, 2017.

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