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BSA Seeks a New Editor for PBSA

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    Erin McGuirl

    The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) seeks a new Editor or co-Editors of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (PBSA).

    The Editor is responsible for the editorial direction of the journal, which serves to fulfill the mission of the BSA to foster the study of the material text.PBSA is the Society’s distinguished quarterly journal and it is published in partnership with the University of Chicago Press in both electronic and paper form. It has been an important avenue for scholarly communication on bibliographical matters since 1906. PBSA contains articles on book production in manuscript, print, and digital forms; publication; distribution; collecting; and reading in all periods, geographical regions, and media; as well as editorial and textual scholarship across all disciplines. The journal publishes original articles, book reviews, bibliographical notes, and review essays.

    The Editor oversees publication of four issues of PBSA each year and attends BSA meetings in New York annually during Bibliography Week. The Editor of PBSA works closely with the Managing/Reviews Editor and the production team at the University of Chicago Press, supervising the Managing/Reviews Editor.

    The next Editor of PBSA will also work with the Council and Publications Committee toward reaching the goals outlined for the journal in the Society’s Equity Action Plan (EAP). As outlined in the EAP, the BSA seeks to broaden PBSA’s coverage to include works that represent a wider array of textual artifacts from diverse authors in English and in other languages and to address issues of equity related to the composition and role of the Editorial Board. We welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups who feel that their background and experience make them uniquely qualified for this work in collaboration with the Council and Publications Committee.

    The Society has some flexibility in filling this position and welcomes candidates to apply on their own or as an editorial team of two (2) individuals. Candidates may be affiliated with an academic or research institution, or work independently in the humanities. The BSA is open to accommodating the various modes of professional life encountered in the search process.

    Negotiations for compensation for the Editor, team, or a partnering institution by means of an agreement begin at $16,000.

    Application instructions, a job description, and other details are available on the BSA website at https://bibsocamer.org/<wbr />news/bsa-seeks-editor/.

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