UPDATE: Applications are now closed.
DOAJ has a network of 130 skilled volunteers who spend a few hours a week processing new journal applications for us. Would you like to join us? We are now recruiting volunteers who understand Farsi and/or Turkish. (You do not have to be a native speaker.) You must also be proficient in written and spoken English.
As a DOAJ Associate Editor you will be expected to do a few hours of voluntary, unpaid work a week. You will be provided with training materials to help you carry out your duties. The work you do will directly contribute to the quality, reputation and prominence of open access, scholarly publishing across the world.
Requirements of the Role
In your role as DOAJ Associate Editor, you will be guided and supervised by an Editor and a Managing Editor.
Successful candidates will:
- have a good knowledge about Open Access (OA);
- be passionate about OA;
- have a good knowledge about OA developments in scholarly publishing;
- have a working understanding of OA publishing practices.
In your work you must:
- be confident working online and have stable access to the internet;
- support and promote DOAJ and its goals, and be a DOAJ advocate;
- maintain confidentiality around information to which you have access in the DOAJ database and DOAJ Google Drive, particularly applications you review;
- assist in evaluating journals suggested to DOAJ in your specialist language;
Please note that if you are associated in any way with a journal in DOAJ, you may not be selected due to a conflict of interest.
If you wish to apply please complete and submit this form.
At this time, applications are only open to those with the requested languages skills. All other applications will be rejected. We will advertise further volunteering opportunities on this blog so please follow us here or on Twitter. @doajplus
Thank you for considering volunteering for DOAJ!
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