Call for expressions of interest to join the 2020 special edition guest editorial team

Role and responsibilities:

The Guest Editor Team is responsible for coordinating with the journal manager and editorial board to ensure that the special issue is relevant to the scope of the JTLGE, and publications therein are cohesive and meet the journal standards. Guest editors take a lead role in inviting and reviewing proposals for the special issue, overseeing the double-blind peer-review and revision process, and publicising the issue at publication. This includes working as a team to:

  • Setting criteria for proposals to ensure coherence within the special issue
  • Promoting the call for papers through their networks, relevant newsletters or communities of practice, and personal invitation to authors known for scholarship related to the theme
  • Review of submissions prior to review to ensure that submissions meet the scope of the special issue and standard of the journal
  • Selecting and contacting independent peer reviewers (at least two ‘blind’ reviews per paper); 
  • Assessing reviewers' comments and resolving contradictory reviews; 
  • Forwarding comments to the authors and requesting revisions;
  • Reviewing revised papers and author responses to revisions requested; 
  • Recommendation of papers to be included or excluded in the special issue, requiring additional review, or more suitable for publication in a subsequent issue.
  • Authorship of a guest editorial that draws together the context, relevance and links between papers in the special issue.
  • Promotion of the issue at publication through relevant newsletters and communities of practice and other social and professional platforms 

Guest editors are encouraged to submit or co-author papers for the special issue. The Editor-in-Chief maintains the right to refer any single paper to alternative or additional peer assessment, and to refuse any papers that are not recommended for publication by alternate reviewer(s). Guest editors should have the following qualifications and abilities:

  • Reputation for scholarship in the field of graduate employability and relevant to the theme of the special issue 
  • Familiarity with the JTLGE - those with prior experience of publishing in the journal or reviewing for the journal will be considered favourably.
  • Editorial experience 
  • Excellent time management 
  • Project management or administrative experience 


Benefits of the Position 

There are a number of benefits to becoming a member of the guest editorial team, including:  

  • increased international profile as a scholar; 
  • opportunity to network with experienced and emerging scholars; 
  • engagement with leading research in employability in its broadest sense; 
  • development of editing, writing, research, communication, and administrative skills (relevant and transferable to many positions, grant applications, and promotion criteria). 


To express interest in joining the guest editorial team, submit a statement (up to 500 words) indicating your suitability for the position, and your CV, to Emeritus Professor Beverley Oliver, at your earliest convenience.