New Editor Opening for Reception Journal
Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, the peer-reviewed journal of the Reception Study Society, is inviting applications for one of its two general editor positions. Published annually by Penn State University Press, Reception presents a forum for scholarly and critical research-based articles in audience and reception studies in literary criticism, cultural and media studies, and the history of reading and book history. Our new editor will be expected to work with the journal’s continuing co-editor and its book-review editor to continue to develop Reception’s role as a leader in presenting new research in the various fields of audience study. Editorial responsibilities will include

1.  handling submitted articles and arranging for external peer reviews;

2. working with authors to address any revisions recommended or required in the review process;

3. becoming proficient in using the Editorial Manager platform, provided by Penn State Univ,

    Press, for processing submitted articles and communicating with authors;

4. soliciting promising research through networking at professional conferences and elsewhere;

5. serving as an ex officio member of the Executive Committee of the Reception Study Society.

While no previous experience in journal editing is required, such work would be welcomed.

Interested individuals should send a brief letter describing their personal scholarly trajectory and editorial goals, as well as a brief vita (no more than 4 pages) by December 1, 2022, to the President of the Reception Study Society, Dr. Kelsey Squire, Associate Professor of English at Ohio Dominican University, via email:

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