Call for Editorial Assistants and Editorial Review Board Members

deadline for submissions: 
April 15, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Essence &Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies

Call for Assistant editors and Editorial Review Board Members

Essence &Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies is seeking candidates for Editorial assistants. The term of office is expected for a period of two years.

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Editorial assistants 

Essence &Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies needs applicants with specific skills in at least one of the following areas: Literature, Literary Studies, Theatre and Drama, Performance Studies, Comparative Literature. On the one hand, they will conduct peer review of manuscripts according to the Editorial Policy and, with the Editor-in-Chief and other Associate Editors, make autonomous publication decisions on assigned manuscripts. On the other hand,

Editorial assistants will reply emails of submissions, suggest and participate in initiatives to increase the visibility of BRQ among current and potential readers.

Essential qualities sought from candidates include the following:

• A strong desire of academic union 

• A proved capacity to keep good records, maintain with authors and reviewers a constructive and respectful relation, and enforce the highest ethical standards.

• Demonstrated administrative skills, capacity to handle a demanding workload and to meet deadlines.

• Must be prepared to contribute to the success of the journal through attendance at editorial meetings and representing the journal at events and to institutions.

Application process

Send a short CV focused on your publishing, reviewing and editorial experience to and/or, and add a brief statement outlining the interest in the position, the relevant experience in other boards or international committees as well as a description of your editorial vision for the journal. Please, write “Call for Associate Editors” in the email subject line. Applications for Associate Editors are welcome at any time.

Editorial Review Board Members

While the journal currently has a distinguished editorial team, Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies is looking for new Editorial Board Members with the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of development. It is a significant role that will require active engagement with the journal and author community, particularly in assisting with peer review. The role of the Editorial Board (EB) is to act as an ambassador for the journal, working closely with the Editor in Chief and Associate Editors to promote the journal content and engage with the journal’s reader and author community. Successful candidates will be expected to champion the journal and help us to maintain and improve the Journal’s standards and quality by:

* Regularly agreeing to review papers when invited by Associate Editors, and handle these promptly to ensure fast turnaround times
• Suggest referees for papers that you are unable to review yourself
• Support the Journal through the submission of your own manuscripts where appropriate
• Encourage colleagues and peers to submit high quality manuscripts to the Journal
• Support in promoting the Journal
• Attend virtual Editorial Board meetings when possible
• Be an ambassador for the journal; build, nurture, and grow a community around it;
• Increase awareness of the articles published in the journal in all relevant communities and amongst colleagues

Becoming part of the editorial team of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for the position of an Editorial Board Member on the journal, please contact the Deputy Editor including your CV, to either or

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