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June 2020, News

Call for Nominations and Expression of Interest: Editor in Chief of “Business Ethics Quarterly”

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The Executive Board of the Society for Business Ethics invites nominations and expressions of interest to become the next Editor in Chief of Business Ethics Quarterly, to serve a five-year term beginning in August of 2021.

Business Ethics Quarterly (BEQ) is a leading peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Society for Business Ethics (SBE) through Cambridge University Press. In its thirty-year history, BEQ has disseminated groundbreaking contributions in business ethics, business law, business and society, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability management, made with a variety of normative, conceptual, empirical, and critical methods.

The Editor in Chief has general and active management responsibility for the business of the journal; is responsible for all editorial and production matters involved in the publication of the journal; may assign responsibility for specific editorial and production matters to other persons or agencies; and can execute contracts that pertain solely to the journal. The Editor in Chief performs other duties as may be assigned to them from time to time by the SBE Board of Directors. The Editor in Chief also serves ex officio as a voting member of the Board of Directors. For more information, please see the bylaws of the Society for Business Ethics.

The Editor in Chief has full discretion to appoint Associate Editors and Editorial Board Members. A Co-Editor(s)-in-Chief appointment would require SBE Board approval.

The Editor in Chief is required to convene an annual BEQ Editorial Board luncheon meeting in conjunction with the SBE Annual Conference (traditionally on Sunday). In addition, the Editor in Chief is required to provide formal reports to the SBE Board and to the SBE Membership during the SBE Annual Conference.

The Editor in Chief is responsible for managing the publishing and marketing relationship between the journal and our publisher, Cambridge University Press (CUP). CUP also manages SBE membership services, but that aspect of the CUP-SBE relationship is handled by the SBE Executive Director.

The new Editor in Chief will work closely with current Editor in Chief in advance of taking over responsibility for the journal in August 2021 so that transition will be uneventful and publication of the journal will remain on track.

The Editor in Chief has an annual budget that could be used for release time, administrative support, travel, and other expenditures to support their work as the Editor in Chief, as well as for appropriate support of the BEQ Leadership Team.

In choosing a new editor SBE is committed to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Preference will be given to candidates who have significant experience serving on a peer-reviewed academic journal editorial team, a distinguished record of scholarly contributions, and demonstrated familiarity with Business Ethics Quarterly; preferred candidates will also articulate a feasible plan for increasing the demographic diversity, equity, and inclusion of the BEQ editorial team, BEQ editorial board, and BEQ authorship.

Candidates are asked to please send expressions of interest by September 1, 2020 for full consideration, though the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should send a statement of interest, a current CV, and contact information for three references to the Executive Director of the Society for Business Ethics, Dr. Jason Stansbury, at with the subject line “BEQ EiC.” Nominations are also welcomed at the above address, with the same subject line.