The Military Law and the Law of War Review / Revue de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre is looking for a new editor-in-chief.
Candidates should have a solid practical and/or academic background in the areas of law covered by the Review (military law, the law of war and other areas of law relevant to military lawyers), a good network of contacts with experts in these fields, the necessary academic skills (preferably prior experience as an editor or member of an editorial board) and the required language proficiency (very good English and preferably some knowledge of French, German, Spanish, Italian or Dutch).
The editor-in-chief is responsible for guiding work on the Review and steering its further development, in collaboration with the Review’s editorial board and with the support of the editorial assistants, its secretariat, and its other collaborators. This includes making proposals for topics to be covered (notably recent developments and any thematic issues or ‘agora’), approaching potential authors and following-up on promised contributions, organising the peer review process and taking final decisions on accepting submissions, doing some editing, and taking initiatives to promote the further dissemination and development of the Review. Further information can be obtained from the current editor-in-chief via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The appointment will be for an initial period of one year, which may be extended thereafter. The post is non-renumerated but offers a rewarding academic experience and an opportunity for interesting contacts with many experts in the field as well as privileged participation in the activities of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War.
Persons interested in filling this position should send their application to the Review’s secretariat at email@example.com by 28 February 2014.
About the Military Law and the Law of War Review
Founded in 1962 under the auspices of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War (the “Society”), the Military Law and the Law of War Review / Revue de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre (the “Review”) ranks among the oldest and well established publications at the international level in the area of military law, the law of war and security law. Initially entitled Revue de Droit Pénal Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre / Military Law and the Law of War Review, it changed to its current name in 1989. It is published by the Belgian Centre for Military Law and the Law of War, with the support of the Belgian Ministry of Defence.
The Review aims to serve as a leading forum for debate among legal practitioners (especially military and civilian legal advisors as well as military magistrates) and scholars on various aspects of military law and the law of war (both the ius ad bellum and ius in bello) and other issues relevant to military lawyers. It features articles, case notes, commentaries on recent legal developments, as well as book reviews. This mix of theory and practice is one of the hallmarks of the Review and aims to ensure a pragmatic and sound approach to the analysis of legal issues and a wide coverage of the key legal developments related to the military. Accordingly, the Review’s Editorial Board is composed of both practitioners, most of whom also have a solid academic background, and scholars having a sound grasp of the practical dimension of their field of study (see the Review’s website for the current composition of the editorial board).
As a distinct trait, the Review accepts contributions in six languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch. All manuscripts are subject to a peer review process.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
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