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EMAL Journal: Call for Associate Editor


Applications are invited from BELMAS members for two positions of Associate Editor of Educational Management, Administration and Leadership (EMAL).  The vacancy arises from the retirements of Professor Jacky Lumby and Dr. Michael Strain, following more than 20 years’ distinguished service to the journal. EMAL is the world’s leading specialist educational leadership journal and is included in Q1 of the Social Sciences Citation Index (impact factor 3.6). The successful applicants will join the Editorial Board of EMAL.

The role will involve:

  • Contributing to strategic development of the journal.
  • Advising on who should be awarded the annual Best Paper prizes.
  • Scrutinising special issue proposals.
  • Reviewing manuscripts as required (up to six papers a year).
  • Attending the bi-annual Editorial Board meetings. The May meetings are ‘in-person’ at the London office of EMAL’s publisher, Sage, but Board members may attend virtually if they wish.  The November meetings are virtual.

Applications should be sent to EMAL’s editor-in-chief, Professor Tony Bush, by e-mail attachment, to, by Monday 24th July.  Applicants should state why they would like the position, and how their qualifications and experience match the specification stated above.  In particular, details of publications in refereed journals, reviewing experience, and current editorial board responsibilities, should be outlined.  Applications are welcomed from both UK and international BELMAS members and will be considered by the current Editorial Board.

The position is not remunerated but reasonable expenses, for example to attend Editorial Board meetings, will be paid.

Informal enquiries may be made to Tony Bush, using the e-mail address shown above.

Current EMAL Editorial Board

Professor Tony Bush (Editor-In-Chief), Professor Megan Crawford (Deputy Editor), Professor Jaswinder Dhillon, Professor Linda Evans, Dr. Ruth McGinity, Dr. Alex McTaggart, Professor Paul Miller, Dr. Catherine Simon, Dr. Meng Tian.