CJSoTL | Call for Applications: Co-Editors, Associate Editors, Board Members and Reviewers

November 15, 2022

For more than a decade, The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CJSoTL) / La revue canadienne sur l’avancement des connaissances en enseignement et en apprentissage (RCACEA) has been a respected publication venue for advances in HiEd teaching and learning, attracting submissions from new and established SoTL scholars.

Based on its reputation for publishing high-quality scholarship, in recent years the journal has continued to receive a record number of submissions from researchers in Canada and from international contexts, reflecting an expanding emphasis on evidence-based pedagogy in post-secondary education.

With our increased number of submissions and our continued commitment to open-access publishing, we rely on a team of dedicated scholars to fulfill our mission. As a volunteer organization, we draw strength from the contributions of our community.

To support the needs of our community for a high-quality peer-reviewed open-access journal, CJSoTL underwent significant restructuring of the Editorial Team over the past two years. The 2022-2023 academic year presents an environment of optimism and exciting new opportunities for the Journal’s network of editors, authors, reviewers, and readers.

We invite you to get involved with the journal in one or more of the following ways:

  • Co-Editor
  • Associate Editor
  • Author
  • Reviewer


The Journal is seeking graduate students, staff, faculty, and administration with an interest in advancing scholarship of teaching and learning to contribute to the Journal’s work as peer reviewers.

Peer review is the process of subjecting scholarly work to the scrutiny of experts in the field. It encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of rigor in their discipline. Ideally, it reduces the dissemination of unwarranted claims, interpretations, and views that are not supported by the established scholarly methods of the field. Importantly, peer review is intended to be a collaborative process.

The Journal’s website provides Guidelines for reviewers, as well as a Reviewers’ Rubric.

To join our community of peer reviewers, submit a completed Reviewer Information Form (linked here) to Dr. Ken Meadows (kmeadow2@uwo.ca) using the email subject line “New peer reviewer for CJSoTL”.


CJSoTL is inviting applications to fill two (2) new positions for Co-Editors. They will join and contribute to the Journal’s leadership team: Dr. Brett McCollum (Editor-in-Chief); Dr. Jean Choi (Co-Editor); Dr. Ken Meadows (Managing Editor).

One of the Co-Editor positions will be filled by a bilingual scholar (fluent in written French and English). Successful applicants will be appointed to the role for a three-year, renewable term.

The Co-Editors work collaboratively with the Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editors to maintain the journal’s editorial flow and ensure the quality of CJSoTL is sustained.

Responsibilities of the Co-Editors include:

  • Screening submissions to determine if they meet CJSoTL’s minimum criteria for peer review. Communicating with authors about submissions that do not meet these criteria.
  • Assigning each submission to an available Associate Editor who will guide it through the review process.
  • Providing support to their team of Associate Editors as needed.
  • Attending and participating in editorial board meetings, and in meetings of the editorial team.
  • Liaising with one another, and with the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor, to ensure a smooth work flow, and a reasonable distribution of labour across the editorial team.

The Co-Editors are supported in their responsibilities by the Editor-in-Chief (Brett McCollum), Managing Editor (Ken Meadows), the other Co-Editors (Jean Choi), and the Associate Editors.

Associate Editors

CJSoTL is inviting applications to fill several new positions for Associate Editors, expanding our current team.

The Associate Editors are integral members of the editorial team, collaborating with the Editor-in-Chief, the Co-Editors, and the Managing Editor to maintain the journal’s editorial flow and ensure the quality of CJSoTL is sustained.

Responsibilities of an Associate Editor include:

  • Reading assigned manuscripts thoroughly and selecting appropriate peer reviewers.
  • Tracking the manuscript through the review process and following up with the reviewers as necessary.
  • Making a decision about the future of submissions after the reviews have arrived and communicating that decision with the authors.
  • At times, providing additional feedback to supplement peer reviews.
  • Monitoring the status and successful completion of revisions, which includes assessing cover letters detailing changes made.
  • Approving copy edits and/or corresponding with authors regarding copy edits.

Associate Editors are invited to attend and participating in editorial board meetings. They are supported in their responsibilities by the Editor-in-Chief, Co-Editors, and the Managing Editor.

Successful applicants will be appointed to the role for a three-year, renewable term.

How to apply for a Co-Editor or Associate Editor position

Letters of interest from individuals wishing to be considered for the role of Co-Editor or Associate Editor should address the following selection criteria:


  1. Experience with conducting and disseminating scholarship of teaching and learning.
  2. Experience serving as a reviewer for an academic journal.
  3. Strong organizational skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work well with others (e.g. joint publications, joint grants, working in a national network).
  5. A strong publication record in higher education.
  6. Commitment to the goals of the journal’s parent organization, The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education/La société pour l’advancement d la pédagogie dans l’enseignement supérieur (see the STLHE/SAPES website at www.stlhe.ca).
  7. The applicant must be (or become) a member of STLHE/SAPES.
  8. Proficiency with reading and writing in one or both of the official languages of STLHE/SAPES: French and English.


  1. Some familiarity with on-line manuscript management systems is desirable.

Letters of application (no more than two pages single-spaced), along with a current Curriculum Vitae, should be submitted no later than November 15, 2022 to the Editor-in-Chief, Brett McCollum (bmccollum@mtroyal.ca) using the email subject line “Application to join CJSoTL Editorial Team”.

Recognizing the journal’s commitment to the diversity of its editorial board and to enhancing the diversity of the scholarship of teaching and learning in Canada, applications are welcome from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

For more information about the journal, please visit our web site (www.cjsotl-rcacea.ca). For more information about the positions, please contact Dr. McCollum at bmccollum@mtroyal.ca .

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