Job posting for an editor

Wednesday, 02 July 2008
The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership is looking for an editor.

Here is the job posting via

The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, The Wilderness Education Association and the Western Kentucky University Research Foundation have developed a new peer reviewed journal for the outdoor profession.

Journal Philosophy & Purpose: Given the current culture of many academic journals JOREL will fulfill a major gap created by the distinction placed on "practitioner" versus "academic" shared knowledge. The purpose of JOREL is to deliver best practices and research based information to the outdoor community in one publication. 

Journal Format: JOREL, a subscription-based electronic journal, will create greater accessibility to a global audience while maintaining reasonable subscription rates. In addition, using tools from The Berkeley Electronic Press will help ensure compliance with web content accessibility standards.

Primary Editor Responsibilities: The Editor's primary responsibilities include ensuring manuscript quality, recruiting manuscript submissions, assigning reviewers, tracking submissions and reviewer progress, communication with authors and seeing that publication deadlines are met. JOREL will utilize resources from The Berkeley Electronic Press, such as EdiKit Back Office Solutions to assist the editor in these duties.

The Editor will work with a six member advisory group comprised of two representatives from WEA, AORE and WKU.

Editor Salary: $3,000 annually.

Publication Schedule: Three issues annually.

Editor Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a strong publication record and manuscript reviewing experience.

Interested parties should send CV highlighting publication and manuscript reviewing history to Dr. Thomas Stuessy at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications due via e-mail July 21, 5:00 P.M.

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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