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Call for Editors: “Continuity and Change: A Journal of Social Structure, Law and Demography in Past Societies,” Cambridge University Press

May 1, 2020

Call for Editors: Continuity and Change
Dr Chris Briggs and Dr Julie Marfany will shortly be coming to the end of their tenure as editors of Continuity and Change (C&C). Cambridge University Press is now inviting applications for their successors. The deadline for applications is 1 May, 2020.
Now in its 34th volume, C&C aims to define a field of historical sociology concerned with long-term continuities and discontinuities in the structures of past societies. Emphasis is upon studies whose agenda or methodology combines elements from traditional fields such as history, sociology, law, demography, economics or anthropology, or ranges freely between them. There is a strong commitment to comparative studies over a broad range of cultures and time spans.
The Press is seeking applications from individual editors, or pairs of co-editors, whose research expertise align with this mission and who are eager to help take the journal forward into its next phase.
Working with two experienced co-editors, Dr Susan Hautaniemi Leonard and Professor Mary Louise Nagata, and in collaboration with an international Editorial Board, editorial responsibilities will include:
• Shaping the strategic direction of the journal and defining editorial policy.
• Overseeing a rigorous, constructive and supportive peer review process.
• Making all final decisions on acceptance, rejection and revisions.
• Editing and proofing articles accepted for publication in the Journal.
• Proposing members to join the Editorial Board.
Please indicate in your application:
• Your experience publishing and researching in this field.
• Previous editorial experience or roles in academic administration.
• Your views on both the historiographical vision of the journal, and its strategic development over the next five years.
Applicants can expect a small honorarium and budget, split between the co-editors, to support travel for commissioning work at related conferences. It is not essential, but, where possible, please indicate the form and breadth of institutional backing that may be available to support you in this role.
Please direct applications and any questions in the first instance to Daniel Pearce, Executive Publisher, Cambridge University Press ([email protected])
(This posting was originally published on the Legal History Blog at this link.)