Vacancy – Editor for ‘Renaissance Studies’

Renaissance Studies is one of the leading journals in the field of Renaissance
studies, with an interdisciplinary emphasis, and a worldwide readership. Established
in 1987, Renaissance Studies is published in partnership by the Society for
Renaissance Studies and Wiley- Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

The Council of the Society for Renaissance Studies (SRS) is to appoint an Editor for Renaissance Studies to succeed Professor Jennifer Richards, who retires as Editor in December 2020.
It is hoped that the new editor(s) will be able to take over responsibility from 1 January 2021 and serve for a 5-year term until 21 December 2025.
Interviews will be held in London (tba) in April 2020.

The Editor is responsible for the editorial content of the journal, for obtaining peer reviews of articles submitted, and for the supply of edited copy to Wiley- Blackwell
Publishing. The Editor works with, and leads, a team consisting of an Associate Editor (whose main responsibility rests with the Special Issues of the journal), Book
Reviews Editor(s), and two Exhibition Reviews Editors. The Editor also works closely with the team at Wiley- Blackwell, led by the Senior Journals Commissioning Editor.
There is a substantial Board of Advisors made up of leading international scholars in the wide range of disciplines that the journal embraces.

The Editor reports regularly to the Council of the Society, which oversees the financial management of the journal in conjunction with Wiley-Blackwell.

The Editor will be an established authority in his/her field and will be able to demonstrate a wide knowledge of one or more of the major disciplines, history,
philosophy, literature, history of medicine, music, art history, etc. Competence with modern electronic media is a requirement, and experience in editing and publishing an
academic journal will be highly desirable.
This prestigious position is remunerated with a small honorarium.

Expressions of interest are invited, in the form of a letter with a current curriculum vitae. One referee should be named. Expressions of interest should be addressed to the Society’s Chair, Professor Richard Wistreich, by email to by 31 March 2020.
Informal enquiries are most welcome, and may be addressed to the present Editor,Professor Jennifer Richards (