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A journal is like a community garden, and there is no community garden without gardeners. That’s where you come in

New: we are looking for editors!

The journal is looking for new volunteers to join us as handling editors or members of the editorial collective. While the former will solely be responsible for handling submissions up to publication, the latter includes various tasks for the smooth running of the journal, including fortnightly meetings with all collective members, in addition to editorial oversight of publications.

Potential tasks for new collective members include: 

  • Handling submissions
  • Managing the new submission system (OJS) 
  • Taking part in the activities of the International Degrowth Network’s research and/or communication working groups on behalf of the journal
  • Coordination of handling editors (e.g. assigning and delegating publications)
  • Communication manager (info box and social media)
  • Creation and running of the art section
  • Coordination of copy-editing and layout team

Skills we are looking for

For members of the editorial collective: 

  • Knowledge about degrowth (Essential)
  • Experience in publishing (Desirable)
  • Organisational skills (self-management and teamwork) (Desirable)
  • Long-term commitment of at least 2 hours a week (Desirable)
  • Experience in administrative duties (Desirable)

For handling editors: 

  • Knowledge about degrowth (Essential)
  • Experience in publishing (Essential)
  • Organisational skills (self-management and teamwork) (Desirable)

How to apply

If you are interested, please send a CV and a maximum 1 page motivation letter to before the 6th of October, specifying for which position you are applying. The motivation letter should inform us about your skills, expected time commitment and the tasks in which you would like to be involved in. We particularly encourage applications from individuals with underrepresented backgrounds in academia.

We expect to notify successful applicants by the 12th of October. Successful applicants will be invited to join an online meeting (1) for us to get to know you and (2) for you to get an insight into who we are and how we work. The meeting for potential new editorial collective members will take place on the 18th of October, 10-11:30 CET. The meeting for potential new handling editors will take place on the 29th of November, 10-11:30 CET. Please already block the date for the position you are applying to.