Book Review Editor Needed for Enterprise and Society

AHA Staff, March 2013

Enterprise & Society: The International Journal of Business History, which is published for the Business History Conference by Oxford University Press, is looking for a new book review editor to replace Marcelo Bucheli who will step down in May 2013. The book review editor works closely with the editor of the journal, who is currently Philip Scranton, and serves as a member of the editorial board for the journal.

From its foundation, the journal's book review section has been distinguished not only by the quality of its reviews but also by the range of books that it has covered. The ideal candidate for the position will carry on and extend this tradition. S/he will be someone with broad intellectual interests and multiple networks in the field of business history and related fields. S/he will have strong administrative and organizational skills. It should be noted, however, that much of the administration of the book review process is conducted electronically. As a result, the journal uses a comprehensive submission and editing server, Manuscript Central, which allows the book review editor to invite, receive, and edit reviews online and automates the creation of reminders for reviewers. Based on the experience of previous book review editors, the new editor will require the assistance of a graduate student for roughly 20 hours a month (to request books, log those received, and ship them to reviewers) and a modest budget to cover the costs of telephone, postage, and supplies.

To be considered for the position of book review editor, please send a cover letter, which outlines your interest and aptitude for the job, together with a curriculum vitae to Albert Churella, Chair, Print Media Oversight Committee of the Business History Conference, Social and International Studies Department, Southern Polytechnic State University, 1100 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta, GA 30060, or via e-mail (preferred). All applications must be received by April 1, 2013. Potential applicants interested in learning more are welcome to contact either Roger Horowitz, Associate Director, Center for Business, Technology, and Society, or Carol Lockman, Coordinator, Center for Business, Technology, and Society at the Hagley Museum and Library.