ACME Journal Call for Editors
ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 2023 Call for Editors
CLOSING DATE: April 3, 2023
ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies invites applications for Editors to join the journal’s Collective. We are seeking at least EIGHT new editors. All who apply will be considered, including those who have applied in the past. A commitment to mutuality, collective work, conviviality, and punctuality is required.
No previous editorial experience is required; ACME will offer mentorship by previous editors and create cohorts to build expertise. Previous editorial experience is appreciated but not at all required or expected.
ACME is an international journal for critical analyses of the social, the spatial, and the political, and the only fully open access journal in the field of geography. The journal's purpose is to provide a forum for the publication of critical work about space and place. We understand analyses that are critical to be part of the praxis of social and political change aimed at challenging, dismantling, and transforming prevalent relations, systems, and structures of power. We welcome scholarly and creative engagements with past and ongoing processes of exploitation, oppression, extraction, colonial and imperial domination, whiteness, cis-heteropatriarchy, dispossession, gentrification, national aggression, environmental destruction, and neoliberalism. Critical approaches might draw from anti- and decolonial, antiracist, Asian and Pacific Islander, Black, critical race, disability, environmentalist, feminist, Latinx, queer, trans, anarchist, anticapitalist, and anti-systemic perspectives. We set no subscription fee, we do not publish for profit, we offer authors Creative Commons licenses (i.e. free use) of all their work, and ACME Editors do not receive compensation for their labor. The role of Editor will involve shaping the direction of the journal through the following: (all of which will be reciprocated by each member of the ACME Editorial Collective)
- Engaging in the practice of mutual support, congeniality, and collective work
- Communicating with editors, authors, and referees in a timely and constructive manner
- Contributing to the overall direction, philosophy, and practices of the journal
- Regularly liaising with the Collective in a cooperative and non-hierarchical fashion
- Agreeing to participate in frequent processes of consensus based decision making
- Working autonomously with an average of two to six articles per year to steer them through the editorial process
- Performing editorial duties associated with issuing decisions on manuscripts and submissions
To be considered for a post, please provide the following (in a combined .doc or .pdf document) as your application as an attachment to ACME:
- Expression of Interest (500 words maximum) which should address the following:
In a few sentences, why would you like to join the ACME Editorial Collective?
In a brief list of topics, what experience/areas of interest would contribute to the post?
In a few sentences, what is critical geography to you?
In a few sentences, what priorities and/or issues do you see emerging currently in geography that ACME must support?
A commitment to mutuality, collective work, and conviviality is required. ACME will offer mentorship by previous editors and create cohorts to build expertise. Previous editorial experience is appreciated but not at all required or expected. For more detail please visit ACME’s homepage or reach out to ACME's Coordinating Editor, Natasha Fox firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.