BSA journal Work, Employment and Society is seeking applications to join the Editorial Board.  We welcome international colleagues from all areas of the world and with different specialisms within the sociology of work to contribute to the peer reviewing and strategic direction of the journal.

WES is one of the BSA’s strongest journals, publishing research on the sociology of work and employment, with an international reputation and an Impact Factor of 5.116.

More importantly, the journal is well-known for the quality of the peer review and editorial feedback given to authors, for a supportive publishing process and for a strong sense of community. Board members make a significant contribution to the discipline but also are able to develop their own writing and review practice, to develop relationships with colleagues and stay abreast of the latest research in the study of work and employment.

There are annual opportunities to join the Editorial board and this is done through an open application process.  The current Board members then vote for the colleagues to join the Board for a 4-year term.

Deadline for applications: 15 November 2021 (17:00 London Time)

In particular this year, WES welcomes applications from internationally-based colleagues who will support the peer reviewing of papers from different sociological traditions and context.

The Editorial Board is a working board, which is important to the day-to-day functioning and overall strategy of this innovative and highly regarded journal. Board members are involved in reviewing submissions and receive an average of 20 papers to review each year, depending on their areas of expertise. The journal asks that reviews are returned within four weeks of receipt.

Board members are also involved in advising the Editorial team on the strategic direction of the journal. The Board meets online twice a year at varying times to accommodate different time zones. There are also opportunities to be involved in working groups to develop closer connections with colleagues and contribute to particular journal projects, such as the WES Conference or our internationalization agenda.

Areas of expertise that are particularly in demand:

  • Health (particularly mental health) and social care
  • Disability
  • Digital work/digitalization
  • (In)equality and discrimination
  • Migration
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Quantitative methods
  • Ethnographic methods

Colleagues may contact the journal for more information.