Journal of Contemporary Asia: Call for Managing Editor

About the role 

Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia (JCEA) is seeking Managing Editor(s) to work under the  direction of the Editor-in-chief, Dr. Han Woo Park (YeungNam University), and in collaboration  with the other Associate Editors to shape the content of the journal. 

About the journal 

Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia (ISSN 2383-9449) is a refereed biannual journal that takes  a lead on a new scholarship in Asia. Currently indexed in Elsevier’s SCOPUS, EBSCO, and DOAJ.  In the past, the JCEA was dedicated to the study of current political, social and economic trends  in East and Southeast Asia. But now, the JCEA finds unique aspects of Asian scholarship by  expanding its scope to (socio-technical) convergence and future (network) studies. The JCEA  editors are working very hard to boost the scholarly presence of new Asian scholarship around  the world and secure its reputation as an emerging world-class publishing outlet. The editors  welcome manuscripts based on original research or significant reexamination of existing  literature. Articles are published online, and all peer review processes are administered through  the journal’s online submission system. In the future, we are considering leveling up to the Web  of Science-indexed journals. 


Tasks of the Managing Editor position 

To function as the Managing Editor of the biannual, open access, peer-reviewed scientific  journal. 

To work with the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors in developing the scheduling, content,  and structure of the journal 

To be the primary copy editor for the journal by overseeing its production from the point of  manuscript submission through the publishing of final manuscripts. 

To successfully conduct the journal editing and proofreading with the Assistant Managing  Editor. 

To maintain manuscript inventory. 

To communicate with authors, potential authors, and the editorial team members when they  have inquiries. To oversee the review process and editorial decisions handled by Associate Editors. To ensure accurate metadata production for each published paper (familiarity with  SCOPUS, DOAJ, etc.).

To host a monthly online meeting for coordinating work of globally dispersed editorial team  members. 

The Managing Editor is expected to spend around 5 hours a week getting the job done. It may  take more or less to work at times.  

The Managing Editor position is unremunerated. However, the Managing Editor’s APC (Article  Processing Charge) will be waived for four years when/if the journal charges an APC or  introduces any administrative costs in the future. (Currently the journal does not charge APC,  but we anticipate an APC in the near future.) 

The term of the position is February 2021 to February 2023 (two years). The position could be  extended afterwards if the managing editor and Editor-in-chief agree on that. 

Desired Qualifications  

1. Broad knowledge in Asian regions  

2. Korean language (preferred, not required) 

3. Basic understanding of scholarly publishing, including the peer review process and its  ethical dimensions, citation and referencing practices. 

Qualifications and other requirements: 

1. Proficiency in English is required. 

2. ABD in any field of study.  

3. Demonstrated ability to assign submitted manuscripts to Associate Editors in their  fields. This process is done under the guidance of the Editor-in-chief. 

4. Commitment to and understanding of codes of ethics relevant to academic research and  publishing, and familiarity with the requirements of the single-blind peer review  process. 

5. Demonstrated ability to work professionally and meet deadlines. 

6. Willingness to work closely and cooperatively with the Editor-in-chief, Managing Editors,  Associate Editors, Editorial Board members and, as needed, KISTI (Korea Institute of  Science and Technology Information, the website host) administrative and production  staff. 

Submitting your Application 

To apply, you will be asked to submit: 

– CV 

– A brief cover letter stating your motivations for the position. 

The deadline is 25 January 2021 at midnight (KST).  

The applications should be submitted to the Associate Editor (Search Committee Chair), Dr. Sejung Park at Questions concerning this call can be addressed to the current  Managing Editor, Dr. Natalia Novikova at

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