Call for Nominations: Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Ethics in Publishing

The Master of Professional Studies in Publishing Program seeks nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of GW Journal of Ethics in Publishing.

The Journal of Ethics in Publishing is a new, open-access journal that welcomes articles, case studies, and conference presentations from scholars, students, and publishing professionals on topics including, but not limited to, diversity and inclusion, accessibility, peer review, open access, sustainability, publishing metrics, equity, and other aspects and issues of ethics in publishing. This online journal will be managed by students in the GW Publishing program. We envision publication of the journal commencing in Fall 2020. Please see the inaugural call for papers.


The EIC will be responsible for setting the vision for the Journal of Ethics in Publishing, developing peer review strategy and working with peer reviewers, soliciting and overseeing submissions, maintaining high editorial quality, and collaborating with faculty and students of the Master of Professional Studies in Publishing at the George Washington University. Key aspects of this position include:

  • Set the editorial vision of the Journal of Ethics in Publishing.
  • Under the direction of MPS in Publishing Director and in collaboration with GW Publishing students, the EIC will develop an online presence for the Journal on GW Publishing’s Manifold instance.
  • Guide the formation of the inaugural Journal of Ethics in Publishing Editorial Board; oversee editorial board meetings, and work with board to set editorial direction and policies.
  • Develop pool of peer reviewers and manage overall peer-review process.
  • Oversee copyediting and proofreading processes of the Journal with GW Publishing students.
  • Publish authoritative, impactful and high quality articles within the journal’s scope.
  • Maintaining full and transparent communications and a positive working relationship with the GW Publishing Director, Advisory Board, faculty, students, and alumni.
  • Serve as an ambassador and advocate for the Journal.


  • Accomplishment and expertise in scholarly publishing, and a keen interest in expanding professional capacity in the field
  • Editorial, research, or other publishing experience
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Time to dedicate to a demanding role (up to 4 hours/wk)
  • Master’s Degree in Publishing or a related field


GW Publishing provides for a competitive stipend for the Editor-in-Chief, which has the possibility of a part-time faculty role in the Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program, College of Professional Studies, George Washington University.

Nomination process

Nominations and self-nominations will be accepted through April 30th via this nomination form. Nominees will be invited to provide a statement of interest and CV by May 20. The Master of Professional Studies in Publishing Director, working with a search committee made up of GW Publishing faculty, will review candidates and select the EIC. The new EIC will start on July 1st.

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