Ethnomusicology Forum - Call for Book Reviews Editor

Ethnomusicology Forum seeks a new Book Reviews Editor. The position has a three-year term that begins in September 2023. There will be a five-month handover period (until January 2024) during which the incoming Book Reviews Editor can draw on the expertise of the outgoing one.

Ethnomusicology Forum is the academic journal of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology and is published by Taylor & Francis (T&F). Each yearly volume has three issues and each issue includes four or five book reviews.

The Book Reviews Editor appointment is normally for a period of three years, which may be extended by mutual consent, and is unpaid. The Book Reviews Editor will liaise with the journal Co-editors and have support from the Editorial Assistant. The Book Reviews Editor is responsible for identifying important ethnomusicological publications; soliciting and receiving review materials; selecting appropriate reviewers with an international perspective who can contribute insightful, informed and balanced reviews; arranging delivery to reviewers; and ensuring that timetables and deadlines are met. The Book Reviews Editor is also responsible for producing fully edited copy according to the designated house style for online submission to T&F.

The typical workload amounts to 2–3 hours per week throughout the year, although the workload fluctuates. There is some flexibility about the timing of the work, but copy and production deadlines need to be met in order to maintain academic credibility.

To submit an expression of interest, please send a two-page CV and a short statement (maximum 500 words) explaining your suitability for the position to The deadline for applications is 31 May 2023. Please feel free to contact Frances Wilkins, the current Book Reviews Editor, with questions about the position.