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Call for Editor-in-Chief, The Art Bulletin

posted by CAA — Mar 11, 2024

The Art Bulletin Editorial Board invites nominations and self-nominations for the position of editor-in-chief for a three-year term—July 1, 2025–June 30, 2028—with service as incoming editor designate from July 1, 2024–June 30, 2025, and as past editor from July 1, 2028–June 30, 2029.  

The candidate should have published substantially in the field and may be an academic, museum-based, or independent scholar; institutional affiliation is not required. The Art Bulletin features leading scholarship in the English language in all aspects of art history as practiced in the academy, museums, and other institutions. From its founding in 1913, the quarterly journal has published, through rigorous peer review, scholarly articles and critical reviews of the highest quality in all areas and periods of the history of art. 

Working with the editorial board, the editor-in-chief is responsible for the content and character of the journal. Each issue has approximately 150 editorial pages, not including book and exhibition reviews, which are the responsibility of a reviews editor. The editor-in-chief reads all submitted manuscripts, refers them to appropriate expert referees for peer review, provides guidance to authors concerning the form and content of submissions, and makes final decisions regarding acceptance or rejection of articles for publication. The editor-in-chief also works closely with the CAA staff in New York, where production for The Art Bulletin is organized. This is a half-time position. CAA provides financial compensation to the editor’s institution, usually in the form of course release or the equivalent, for three years. The editor is not compensated directly. The term includes membership on the  Art Bulletin Editorial Board. 

The editor-in-chief attends the Art Bulletin Editorial Board’s three meetings each year and submits an annual report to the CAA Board of Directors.  

Candidates must be current CAA members and should not be serving on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. The Art Bulletin also encourages nominations from two-person editorial teams representing divergent and/or complementary fields and approaches. Editors may not publish their own work in the journal during the term of service. Candidates should have a willingness to explore webinars and podcasts, and conduct other outreach activities. 

Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Interested applicants—both self-nominated or nominated by someone else—should submit a CV and a cover letter in one PDF document to Eugenia Bell, Editorial Director.  

Deadline: Monday, May 6.

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