Invitation to apply for the post of Editor of the European Journal of Archaeology (EJA)

The European Journal of Archaeology, the official journal of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) and published by Cambridge University Press, is seeking to appoint a new Editor. The current Co-Editors, Professor Robin Skeates and Cate Frieman, will step down on the 1st September 2019, the former on completion of three consecutive terms’ of office. The current Editor and co-editor have done a superb work during this long period, as shown by the level of quality and high impact the Journal has achieved. It is the main intention of the EAA to recruit an Editor to maintain and extend the score of the EJA.

The Editor will be responsible for:

  • maintaining the journal’s aims, scope, quality and standards
  • soliciting high quality manuscripts for the journal at the EAA and other international conferences
  • taking papers through the EJA editorial peer review process to a final recommendation
  • editing final papers and book reviews to improve the clarity of arguments and quality of English
  • writing the Editorial and ordering the contents for each issue
  • checking and correcting proofs and returning them to the agreed Publisher’s schedule
  • acting as an ambassador for the EJA at conferences and other events
  • acting as Special Issue Editor on occasion
  • working closely with the Publisher, to ensure the timely publication of at least four issues of the EJA per annum, including keeping the EJA within the contractually agreed page-budget, and to ensure the effective marketing of the journal
  • working collaboratively with and reporting to the EAA’s Executive Board, including ensuring the appointment of a balanced Editorial Board and of other members of the EJA editorial team, and advising the EAA on its publications strategy
  • managing the EJA editorial team (including a deputy or co-editor, the reviews editor, the editorial assistant, the Editorial Board, and Advisory Board)

The Editor is required to be able to work to strict deadlines, have excellent communication skills, have an ability to carry out editorial tasks based upon prior editorial experience and a breadth of interests, and to work remotely as part of a larger editorial team. The Editor will also be expected to work outside his/her own specialist fields of expertise. The European Journal of Archaeology is a broad, well recognised and well cited archaeology journal and the Editor will have an academic profile and level of seniority appropriate to the role.

The term of service is three years initially, renewable if desired, and would commence on the 1st September 2019. To enable recruitment of an appropriate successor, the notice period is 12 months.

The Editor will receive an honorarium of €2000 per annum.

The Editor will be required to be a member of the EAA, and will be required to attend the Editorial Board meeting which takes place at the start of each annual EAA conference. (Both the membership fees and the conference fees are to be paid by the Editor him/herself, while the travel costs and two nights accommodation will be covered by the EAA.)

We are interested in hearing from those with experience in all areas of European archaeological research who have a vision for the development of the journal over the next five years, as well as the organisational skills to manage the day to day editorial work.

If you would like to apply, please email the EAA’s Administrator, Dr. Sylvie Kvetinova (, titling your message " Editor Selection", and including in the text a statement no longer than 1000 words outlining your relevant experience and why you would like to become Editor for the European Journal of Archaeology.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is 10th June 2018. Short-listed candidates will then be interviewed by Skype by a selection committee composed of members of the EAA Executive Board, EJA Editorial Board and EAA Advisory Board.