Call for Nominations and Applications:
Editor, Rhetoric Society Quarterly
The editor of RSQ produces four issues of the journal per year. This entails the following activities:
During the last four years, RSQ has received an average of about 100 submissions a year. The number of submissions each year seems to be increasing slowly. The majority of those submissions are rejected by the editor in an initial screening. A minority are sent out for review. The acceptance rate has held at about 20%.
Other editorial duties
As an officer of RSA, the editor is expected to attend two board meetings per year, and to participate in the ongoing deliberations among the officers.
Because production of the journal is now the contract responsibility of Taylor & Francis, and because submission and review processes are now almost entirely electronic, much less institutional support is needed than in the past. In the past, editors have used a student editorial assistant for 10 hours per week, and have relied on institutional support for computer, mailing, and telephone facilities.
Under the new system, the editor would need travel support for two meetings of the RSA officers per year. Beyond that, the work of editor merits a course release if that is available, and about five hours a week from a student editorial assistant would be helpful. RSA provides an annual stipend of $4,000 to the institution to defray some of these expenses.
Nominations for RSQ Editor should include:
The editorial search committee consists of David Zarefsky (Chair), Patricia Bizzell, Janet Atwill and Edward Schiappa. Nominations and supporting information should be sent to:
President Elect, Rhetoric Society of America
Department of Communication Studies
1815 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60208-1340
Nominations received by March 15, 2006 will receive full consideration. Inquires may be made to email@example.com.