Request for Proposals
Journal of Distance Education/ Revue de l’éducation à distance - Anglophone Editor
The Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) invites your institution to submit a proposal to edit and publish the Journal of Distance Education/ Revue de l’éducation à distance for a three-year term beginning September 1, 2012. The proposal to publish JDE needs to name an Anglophone Editor.
The Editor of JDE will seek papers of high quality, screen manuscripts, select reviewers, consult with an Editorial Board, oversee the review process and make final decisions about publication, provide potential contributors to the Journal with feedback on the progress of their papers submitted for publication, and edit manuscripts. In collaboration with the French-language editor, the Anglophone editor will supervise the preparation and production of three online issues each year, maintain editorial records, administer copyright policy, and answer general inquiries. The number of article submissions received per year has typically been between fifty and eighty, with an acceptance rate of ~35%. Current editorial policy is to publish articles in the language submitted, English or French, and to translate the abstract of each article into the other official language. When appropriate, the Editor of JDE is expected to apply for SSHRC funding (the competition comes along every three years).
While the editors report to the CNIE Board of Directors on the financing and production of the publication and answer for its policies and procedures, they are independent from the CNIE Board of Directors in terms of the publication’s policies and procedures. The Journal’s policies and procedures are determined in concert with the publication’s Editorial Board. The editors are responsible for ensuring editorial standards are maintained; for developing and maintaining a schedule of publication for each issue of the Journal, for reviewing policies and practices; and for working with copy editors, book review editors, and AUPress to ensure production standards are maintained.
The reputation of the Journal of Distance Education and the importance of research and publishing make this a prestigious position for the individual chosen and for the host institution. As Co-Chair of the CNIE Journal Editorial Board, the editor is invited to attend the CNIE Board of Directors meetings as they occur.
Among considerations for selecting an Editor are:
- membership in CNIE;
- appropriate tertiary qualifications, including extensive knowledge of various research methods in distance education;
- interest in and knowledge of publications procedures and practices;
- wide, first-hand international knowledge of institutions, persons and practices in distance education;
- extensive knowledge of current research activities of interest to CNIE;
- high standing and respect in the field of distance education;
- proven project management skills, along with access to institutional support services; and
- demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English.
Proposals to edit and publish the Journal of Distance Education/ Revue de l'éducation à distance should be submitted by email no later than 15 August 2012 and should include the curriculum vitae of the editor, an outline of relevant experience and scholarly interests, and an indication of tangible institutional support (e.g., scholarly time available, provision of office space and equipment, etc.) to:
Dr. Mark Bullen, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Editor, JDE
Chair of Editor Search Committee
firstname.lastname@example.org or Mark_Bullen@bcit.ca
Search Committee Members:
Dr. Krista Francis-Poscente, University of Calgary & CNIE 2012 President
Dr. Martha Gabriel, University of Prince Edward Island & JDE Editorial Board
Dr. Michelle Jacobsen, University of Calgary & JDE Editorial Board