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Call for Book Review Editors: Journal of British Studies

Published: March 9, 2018
The North American Conference on British Studies seeks a new book review editor or co-editors for the Journal of British Studies. The JBS, published four times a year by Cambridge University Press, is the premier journal of its kind in North America, as indicated by its very high ISI citation impact rating. It aims to be the journal of record in British studies. Each year it publishes approximately 200 book reviews from the medieval period through the twentieth century. While primarily based in history, the NACBS would like to review more works in art history, literature, historical geography, and other disciplines. Potential editors in these disciplines are encouraged to apply. We define British studies broadly to encompass England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales; our readers are interested in transatlantic, transnational, and postcolonial approaches, and in the British Empire and Commonwealth.
The current editors' term ends with the October 2019 issue of the journal; new editors will begin working with the current editors by May 2019 to learn production processes and to begin soliciting reviews for a five-year term that will commence with the first issue of 2020. The Association hopes to select new editors by September 2018 to facilitate a smooth transition between current and incoming editors. Those interested should contact Paul Halliday of the University of Virginia Department of History (ph4p@virginia.edu). The application deadline is May 31, 2018.
Editorial subventions provide funding for an editorial assistant, but applicants will require a letter of support from their home institution(s). Current review editors Amy Harris (amy.harris@byu.edu) and Paul Westover (paw@byu.edu) will be happy to answer questions about their duties. Questions can also be directed to the NACBS president, Anna Clark (clark106@umn.edu), or vice president, Paul Halliday (ph4p@virginia.edu).

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