Thursday, April 9, 2020
The American Business Law Journal (ABLJ) is a triple-blind peer review journal published quarterly “on behalf of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB).” Its articles explore a range of business and corporate law topics, and it is a great resource for academics, industry professionals, and others. Its “mission is to publish only top quality law review articles that make a scholarly contribution to all areas of law that impact business theory and practice…[and it] search[es] for those articles that articulate a novel research question and make a meaningful contribution directly relevant to scholars and practitioners of business law.” I’ve previously posted about the journal (here).
The ABLJ has issued an invitation to ALSB members to apply for the position of Articles Editor. Not currently a member of the ALSB? No worries, you can easily become a member (here)! Below is the complete invitation to apply sent from Terence Lau, the ABLJ Managing Editor.
We invite ALSB members who are interested in serving on the Editorial Board of the American Business Law Journal to apply for the position of Articles Editor. The new Articles Editor will begin serving on the Board in August 2020. Board members serve for six years—three years as Articles Editor, one year as Senior Articles Editor, one as Managing Editor, and one as Editor-in-Chief. Articles Editors supervise the review of the articles that have been submitted to the ABLJ to determine which manuscripts to recommend for publication. In the case of manuscripts that are accepted, the Articles Editor is responsible for working with the author and overseeing changes in both style and substance. In the case of manuscripts that are believed to be publishable but need further work, the Articles Editor outlines specific revisions and/or further lines of research that should be pursued. The Articles Editors’ recommendations for works-in-process are perhaps the most important and creative aspect of the job because they provide the guidance necessary for such works to blossom into publishable manuscripts. An applicant for the position of Articles Editor should have an established track record of publishing articles in law reviews and should have published at least one article with the ABLJ. Experience serving as a Reviewer for the ABLJ or as a Staff Editor is helpful. Please send a resume and letter of interest to Terence Lau, ABLJ Managing Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31, 2020, for full consideration.