The benefits of joining a Taylor & Francis journal as an Editor or Board member

Are you keen to further your academic professional development? Join the editorial team of a Taylor & Francis journal as Editor or Editorial Board Member. We publish more than 2,700 journals through all subject areas. You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Build your networks 
    You can join or lead an international Editorial Board, which comprises researchers from across the subject area and provides strategic direction for a journal. 

  • Develop and promote the research in your field 
    You’ll have the opportunity to keep ahead of the latest research, seeing it before it’s published; shaping and validating it through the peer review process; and then highlighting key advancements through post-publication promotion. 

  • Be recognized as a leading figure within your academic community 
    Taking a leading role on a journal carries significant reputational benefit with universities, funders, and other researchers within the field. 

We support those with editorial responsibilities through: 

  • Our Editor Resources website, which offers insights and support to help you maximize journal impact and connect with the editor community

  • Regular training and events held throughout the year, both online and in-person 

  • A series of emails to onboard new editors through short, easy to understand snippets of key information 

  • Monthly emails informing editors of their journal’s latest performance metrics and publisher/industry developments 

  • A 30% discount on books purchased through  

We also support reviewers through: 

What roles are available? 

We regularly have roles available for academics at all career stages, including:  

  • Editor-in-Chief / Editor / Co-Editor 

  • Section Editor 

  • Associate Editor 

  • Editorial Board Member 

  • Social Media Editor 

  • Reviewer 

The specific requirement of each role varies. For example: 

  • Editors play a vital role in safeguarding the peer review process and ensuring ethical integrity. 

  • Editorial Boards are a key factor in creating a sustainable and successful publication. 

  • Reviewers test and refine each article before publication.  

All those on a journal’s Editorial Board should act as advocates for their journal. The Editorial Board is key to encouraging submissions from their networks and promoting content from their journal. 

Key Skills and Attributes 

Here are the ideal skills and attributes for Editorial Board positions: 

  1. Ideas and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal and your field.

  2. A commitment to ethical rigour and commitment to ensure that the journal always adheres to strict ethical standards.

  3. Experience with working effectively as part of a team.

  4. For senior positions, a proven track record as a key opinion leader and known figure within your academic discipline.

  5. The ability to consider submitted manuscripts in a prompt, consistent and professional manner.

  6. Actively involved in growing and developing your academic networks through conference attendance and experience of networking through social media.

  7. The capacity to devote time to the role, and a commitment to communicating promptly, consistently, and professionally.

  8. Experience in academic publishing and familiarity with the process.

  9. Knowledge of and commitment to the open access publishing environment.

  10. The ability to confidently use an online peer review system.

Ready to apply?

Find journal roles in your subject area with our editor recruitment search tool

Alternatively, enter your keywords into our Journal Suggester to find journals in your field. You can reach out to the current editor(s) to ask about Editorial Board or reviewer opportunities.  

Diversity, equity and inclusion 

Taylor & Francis is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision-making processes.  

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics. 


Dr. Eric Liguori  
Full Professor and Associate Dean of the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship at Florida State University Managing Editor of the Journal of Small Business Management  Senior Editor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Cogent Business and Management 

“It’s very rewarding to get to work with authors to help them hone their work and position it for impact. Even when we decline to publish a paper, there’s an opportunity to offer some developmental feedback to help scholars continue to move their ideas forward.”