Women & Language – Call for Editor

The Organization for the Study of Communication and Language (OSCLG) is seeking its next journal editor for Women & Language to serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2022 and ending January 1, 2025. The newly selected editor will release their first issue in 2022.

The newly-appointed editor will be responsible for ensuring two issues of the journal are produced annually. Those responsibilities include:

* Authoring a call for manuscript submissions and distributing it through appropriate outlets

*Assembling an editorial board for the journal that includes members of the association

*Facilitating the peer-review process

*Issuing acceptance decisions to authors

*Preparing manuscripts to fit the journal style

*Mailing or delivering digital issues to subscribers

*Announcing new issues as they are made available

*Managing the subscription process including contract subscriptions, pricing, and keeping the mailing list up-to-date

*Managing the journal’s budget to track yearly expenses and income

*Making an annual report to the OSCLG Board and at the OSCLG business lunch.

*Maintaining Women & Language Online

*Maintaining the journal website (www.osclg.org) and an online submission system

*Managing the contractual relationships with the database and the printer

*Arranging for publicity and marketing by contracting for display of the journal either digitally or physically at conferences and designing and producing marketing materials (flyers, brochures, mailers, etc.)

* Supervising editorial assistants and working collaboratively with Assistant and Associate Editors (including the Book Review, Media Review, and Alternative Scholarship Editors)

*Overseeing the journal layout and all page content (front and back matter including policies and notices)

The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender provides a forum for professional discussion, presentation of research and demonstration of creative projects in the areas of communication, language and gender, and to promote recognition of those doing work in this area. Members of OSCLG believe that interaction across a wide spectrum of disciplines is needed to foster more insightful discussion of the issues of language, gender and communication. Similarly, OSCLG seeks to include contributions from teachers, consultants and practitioners as well as researchers. The journal is an important part of the organization, and it has featured the work of some of the discipline’s most talented scholars over the past three decades.

The letter should be accompanied by a full curriculum vita and a document listing the name, institutional affiliation, email address, and phone number for three references who can attest to the applicant’s abilities as editor. These three documents should be included as an email attachment sent to OSCLG President Karla Scott (karla.scott@slu.edu) by February 15, 2021

Members of the OSCLG Executive Committee will meet with individuals interested in the position virtually in March 2021.