The editorial work
If you want to suggest new material for EE on a regular basis and deepen your knowledge in a certain school of thought or economic issue, you should join our editorial team. In our editorial team, you will work together with interested students, PhDs and professionals to discuss material suggestions and post it on the platform and our social media channels. Additionally, in the regular online meeting of all editors, you will discuss applications for new material that is supposed to be produced for Exploring Economics.
The tasks of an editor
There are four main tasks for the editorial team
Review suggested material
You review the new content, which has been suggested via the online form, and either modify, reject it or publish it. The material should be relevant for EE (see here for our guidelines on the academic standards)
Search for new content
Editors can also look for new content themselves just as persons active on level A "Material Scout" do.
Keep the platform updated
Since the platform is online since December 2016, some of our linked content could be expired or irrelevant by now.
You check and note whether the content was
- correctly uploaded,
- still relevant,
- assigned correctly,
- has an incomplete summary
- has an editor comment or
- if all links are still working.
Participate in editorial discussions
The editor group provides a space for discussion and experience exchange on challenges and best practice tips for scouting new material.
This could be e.g. which platforms and other techniques you are using for scouting material, what type of contributions are especially relevant or missing in the discover section, or how you could strategically expand the scope and depth of the material on EE. We encourage and aim to support inter-disciplinary and multi-paradigmatic work. Meaning that you should feel encouraged to work together on specific material submissions.
There should be an open-minded and supportive way of sharing knowledge, expertise and opinions so that each editor can learn new aspects of the respective perspective or topic.
Fill out the application form and tell us something about your background, expertise and your motivation to join the Exploring Economics Editorial Team (~150 words). Also, please indicate whether you have experience in reviewing economic material and prior knowledge of pluralist economics.
The application deadline was 26.04.2020. Please make sure that you can commit to working with us for at least 3 months.