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The journal Gender and Language is inviting applications for Co-editors of the journal.

The journal Gender and Language is inviting applications for Co-editors of the journal.

Gender and Language, the journal of the International Gender and Language Association (IGALA), is published by Equinox and has been running since 2007. Gender and Language offers an international forum for language-based research on gender and sexuality from feminist, queer, trans and nonbinary perspectives. The journal showcases research on the social analytics of gender and sexuality in discourse domains that include institutions, media, politics, everyday interaction, among others.

The journal encourages research on the implications of different definitions of gender and sexuality as well as different approaches to analyzing the production and interpretation of texts and speech, and aims to foster interdisciplinary dialogue. Gender and Language is the leading journal for research on language, gender, and sexuality, with a current Journal Impact Factor of 1.3 (Clarivate Analytics 2022 data). The journal ranks as #115 out of 1001 journals in Language and Linguistics and #43 out of 190 journals in Gender Studies. For further information on the journal, please see https://journal.equinoxpub.com/GL/about.

The co-editor positions are a three-year term (July 1, 2025 – June 30, 2028), which starts at the end of the current editors' term. Gender and Language’s current editors, Rodrigo Borba, Kira Hall, and Mie Hiramoto, will work with the new editors for a 6-month transition period beginning January 2025. 

IGALA particularly encourages scholars from a diversity of perspectives and geographical locations to apply. Scholars may apply individually or as a team.

The Journal Co-editor posts are elected by IGALA members. The posts run for a period of 3 years and are renewable for another 3 years. The last 6 months of the term are spent working with the newly elected Editors. (The posts may be renewed once only, and require approval from the IGALA Board 6 months before the end of the first term). 

Job descriptions 

Posts of Co-Editor 


Developing a vision for the journal that moves the field to exciting new directions

Encouraging the submission of innovative research

Maintaining and cultivating the prestige achieved by the journal since 2007


Working to allocate incoming articles for review 
Deciding whether or not to send manuscripts for review 
Identifying and communicating with expert reviewers for submissions 
Writing decision letters based on reviewers’ feedback 
Working with the copy editor to guarantee the high quality of papers

Allocating papers to issues 
Liaising with the Book Review Editor about upcoming special issues, new books, etc. 
Giving final approval of page proofs for publications 
Liaising with the IGALA Advisory Board 


Making decisions about strategic developments (e.g. number of issues, special issues, online first, virtual issues, citations) 
Inviting papers / special issues / year-in-review / new initiatives
Promoting the journal on lists, at conferences, and so on, including offering a session on publishing for graduate students at the IGALA conference 

Administrative support

Each editor receives an annual honorarium from Equinox

Funding for line-editing support is provided annually by IGALA 

Selection criteria for co-editor positions: 

- Considerable knowledge of and experience in the field 
- Considerable experience with research and journal processes (e.g. as journal editor) 
- Other experience which would be valuable to the post (e.g. editorial board member) 
- Strong organizational skills, ability to manage projects, timeliness 
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work with others 
- An understanding of the aims of the journal and the association 
- A compelling vision for the journal’s future 
- Fit with another potential co-editor 

Interested candidates should send their CV and a statement of interest in the position and vision for the journal by 15 August 2024 to Denise Troutman (troutma1@msu.edu) and Lucy Jones (Lucy.Jones@nottingham.ac.uk) with “Editor Posts for Gender and Language” as the subject header. Candidates are also encouraged to contact the current editors with any specific questions about the scope of the position (rodrigoborba@letras.ufrj.brKira.Hall@Colorado.EDUellmh@nus.edu.sg