Call for Applications: Editor of Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada

The Bibliographical Society of Canada/Société bibliographique du Canada (BSC/SbC) invites applications or expressions of interest for the position of Editor of the Society’s bilingual scholarly journal, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada/Cahiers de la Société bibliographique du Canada. The Society and its journal promote the study of the history, description, and transmission of texts in all media and formats, with an emphasis on Canada.

The Editor is responsible for publishing two issues of the journal per year. This includes oversight of initial review of submissions and the peer review process; coordinating copyediting and all editorial work and tasks (using Open Journal Systems); and liaison with the journal’s designer and printer. The Editor coordinates the work of three associate/assistant editors, as well as French and English book review editors. The Editor is expected to represent the journal within her/his scholarly and professional communities and to promote the journal in order to attract and identify submissions.

The Editor should have a background in bibliography or book history broadly defined and a record of publications and presentations. Reading, speaking, and written knowledge of French are distinct assets, as is experience in scholarly publishing. The Editor will also serve as a member of the Society’s executive and publications committee and will be expected to attend the Society’s biannual fall and spring meetings. This is a voluntary, unremunerated position.

Applicants should send a current CV, a description of their vision for the journal (max. two pages), and the names and details of two references to Geoffrey Little, chair of the search committee, at: The deadline for applications is 31 August 2017.

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