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July 10, 2017

Seeking A New Editor for Arris

The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) is seeking nominations for a new editor or editorial team for its award-winning academic journal, Arris. The new editor(s) will begin a three-year term in January 2018. Arris editors are appointed by SESAH board of directors with approval of the membership at the annual business meeting on October 13, 2017, in Lynchburg, Virginia.  The editor(s) serves as a voting member on the SESAH board.

Arris is published annually as a large-format print journal. Significant attention is paid to the physical appearance of the journal, which features abundant black-and-white illustrations and high-quality paper. Digital online access for members and membership institutions is available through EBSCO, and pdfs of back issues are available from the SESAH archives housed at Georgia Tech. Limited free-access digital copies of past issues are available at sesah.org/archived-arris-issues/.

The Arris editor(s) oversees all aspects of publication, including soliciting scholarly contributions (through conferences, word of mouth, and other means); vetting submissions via a peer-review process; preparing manuscripts for publication by working closely with authors; providing authors with guidance on securing image permissions; coordinating copyediting and page proofs; and arranging with the book review editor for the timely submission and editing of book reviews. The editor(s) work with the SESAH membership coordinator/treasurer in distribution of the print journal and digital version to members and membership institutions.

The ideal editor(s) will have a strong record of previous publications; a history of involvement with SESAH; editorial experience; and a keen interest in collaborating with other scholars. Institutional support – from the candidate’s academic institution or professional organization – would be of great benefit, including funding to support travel to conferences (to solicit contributions to the journal), funding for editorial assistants (such as graduate research assistants), and flex time during the academic year to facilitate editorial work.

Nominations (including self nominations) should be sent to Virginia Price at va.price@yahoo.com by October 1, 2017. Inquiries and questions are also welcome. For more information about SESAH visit www.sesah.org