Call for Editors

The Independent Scholar (TIS), your open-access peer-reviewed academic journal, is seeking to expand its editorial board, and invites members to apply. The present Editorial Board consists of Shelby Shapiro (General Editor), Amanda Haste (Humanities Editor) and Joan Cunningham (STEM Editor) who will all continue in these roles. The new editors will assist them through knowledge of their own particular academic specialities, hence this present appeal.

TIS uses a double-blind peer review process, with each manuscript being submitted to at least two, and often three, peer reviews. Editors' duties involve assigning reviewers for each paper submitted within their own specialism, following up on peer reviews, assembling them for the author’s revisions, and repeating the process once revised, until the reviewers and editors are satisfied that the paper is in its best possible form and fit for publication in TIS.

This is important and interesting work! Every issue brings forth fresh ideas and presentations, and we at NCIS are constantly trying to improve on the last number, and to ensure that TIS sets high standards of scholarship; for that, we need editors with a good publication record in their field. Ideally applicants will already hold a PhD, but this is not essential if their academic record and experience provide evidence of the skills necessary for this position. 

If you are interested in applying, please contact Shelby Shapiro at and he will guide you through the process.

Shelby Shapiro, Ph.D.
Amanda Haste, Ph.D.
Joan Cunningham, Ph.D.

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