Call for Co-Editor of Ethnomusicology Forum

Ethnomusicology Forum solicits applications for a new Co-editor for a three-year term starting in January 2022.

Ethnomusicology Forum is the academic journal of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology published by Taylor & Francis. The current Co-editors Henry Stobart and Alexander Cannon oversee the work the Editorial Team alongside an International Advisory Board. As Henry Stobart nears the end of his term, we seek to appoint a new Co-editor.

The Co-editor appointments are normally for a period of at least three years, which may be extended by mutual consent, and are not remunerated. The Co-editors manage the peer review process for every manuscript received, support authors during the revision process, help curate each issue, and ensure that Taylor & Francis receives a fully edited copy according to the journal’s house style.

The new Co-editor shares editorial responsibilities with Alexander Cannon. They work with book reviews editor Frances Wilkins, media reviews editor Phil Alexander, and editorial assistant Emma Brinkhurst to publish three issues of the journal per year. Each issue contains an editorial co-written by the editorial team, six research articles, and reviews. For any special issues published, the Co-editor assists guest editors with the review and revision process.

The typical workload is the equivalent of 5–8 hours per week throughout the year, though this can fluctuate. There is some degree of flexibility about the timing of work, but the Co-editors must meet copy and production deadlines. The role will commence from January 2022 and will have a 3–6 month handover period as Henry Stobart completes his term.

We solicit Co-editor applications from individuals well-versed in the discipline of ethnomusicology who have editorial experience, a strong research and publication record, and a commitment to serving the sector. Applicants should be aware of current developments in British ethnomusicology and ideally are active members of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology.

For more information about the roles of the Co-editor, please contact Henry Stobart ( or Alexander Cannon ( To apply for the post, please prepare a short 500-word statement in support of the application and a two-page CV. Send both to Alexander Cannon by 15th November 2021.