[Lingtyp] Second call: Nominations for LT Editor

Johanna NICHOLS johanna at berkeley.edu
Wed Oct 21 13:13:38 UTC 2015

Second call

Nominations and applications are now open for Editor of Linguistic Typology
beginning January 2017 when our founding editor Frans Plank steps down.
The Editor is probably the most important officer in the ALT.  He or she
organizes the work of the Editorial Board, oversees the work of the
editorial assistant (and can either hire that individual or work with the
publisher's editorial staff), makes final decisions about acceptance or
non-acceptance of papers, and sets journal policy (consulting with the
Executive Committee as necessary).  Candidates should be established
scholars with good publication records, relevant editorial experience (such
as service on one or more editorial boards) and/or other relevant
organizational experience, and a history of prompt and efficient handling
of email and other communications.

Nominees and applicants can be individuals or pairs or teams of
co-editors.  The nomination or application should include a brief CV (about
2-3 pages) and a brief cover letter mentioning the individual's
qualifications and some comments on directions the applicant would like to
see the journal take.  If you are nominating someone else, summarize their
qualifications and why you are recommending them.

In view of the importance of the editor position, the President has
appointed a special Editor Search Committee (Keren Rice [chair], Stephen
Levinson, Marianne Mithin) which will work closely together with the
regular Nominating Committee (Balthasar Bickel [chair], Heriberto Avelino,
Claire Bowern, Nick Enfield).

The Search Committee will also make nominations of their own.  In addition,
all members of ALT are urged to think of qualified people and urge them to

This is a time of changes in publishing, including journal publishing, and
the new Editor will be involved in policy and procedure decisions and will
need to keep abreast of developments in journal publishing.

Please send nominations, applications, and inquiries to the Editorial
Search Committee at this email account:  lt.editor2 at gmail.com.
Deadline:  November 10, 2015.   Applications and nominations will be
reviewed by the Editorial Search Committee and the Nominating Committee.

Keren Rice
Chair, Editorial Search Committee

Balthasar Bickel
Chair, Nominating Committee

Johanna Nichols
President, ALT
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