Join the Ageing & Society Editorial Team

Ageing & Society is a leading interdisciplinary and international peer-reviewed journal devoted to the understanding of human ageing and the circumstances of older people in their social and cultural contexts. It draws contributions and has readers from many disciplines including gerontology, sociology, demography, psychology, economics, medicine, social policy and the humanities. Ageing & Society promotes high-quality original research which is relevant to an international audience to encourage the exchange of ideas across the broad audience of multidisciplinary academics and practitioners working in the field of ageing. It is published by Cambridge University Press and sponsored by the British Society of Gerontology and the Centre for Policy on Ageing, London.

Associate Editor Vacancy
Associate Editors are responsible for appraising manuscripts, nominating reviewers and writing decision letters for approximately one-sixth of the submitted papers that proceed to the refereeing stage: this is expected to be around 80-90 papers in 2021. They also evaluate revised papers that are re-submitted and prepare accepted papers for press. Crucial to the role will be upholding the qualities central to the journal’s standing as a leading outlet for research in social gerontology. Associate Editors are members of the Editorial Board, which meets each year, and they will also be asked to attend additional meetings with the associate editor team and will play a full part in the development of the journal. Applications from social gerontologists of any discipline are welcome. The primary considerations are good editorial skills, expertise in a subject or disciplinary area, commitment and enthusiasm. Previous experience of using an online manuscript submission system such as ScholarOne Manuscripts would be advantageous but not essential. The position will commence with training and handover commencing on appointment.

How to Apply
Applicants are not limited to those that hold university posts; social gerontology researchers and analysts affiliated to other organisations are encouraged to apply. A high level of proficiency in the English language and proven experience in gerontology are essential. All appointments will be on the recommendation of the Editorial Board initially for one year, with the possibility of extension to up to five years by mutual agreement. The appointees will be under contract to Cambridge University Press and will receive a modest expenses fee. Please contact either Hannah Patrick (details below) or the current editorial team for any enquiries about the nature of the role.
Interested candidates should apply by 9th July to Hannah Patrick at Cambridge University Press: Please include a CV along with a short statement (maximum two pages) explaining how you would approach the role.