Archives and Records: The Journal of the Archives and Records Association
Archives and Records is a highly respected research publication for thoseworking in the archives and records sector.
Issued three times a year to ARA Members, it contains topical research and articles relevant to archivists, archive conservators and records managers, as well as to all involved in the study and interpretation of archives.
Archives and Records aims to represent current professional practices and research. If you are working within the archive sector, planning to develop and grow your career, or just have an interest, Archives and Records makes enjoyable and informative reading. As well as being issued to ARA Members Archives and Records has over 3000 Institutional and Individual subscribers around the world.
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Current and past issues of the Journal are held online and you can search for topics related to your area of interest.
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Recruiting Assistant Reviews and Obituaries Editor
We are looking to recruit an Assistant Editor of Reviews and Obituaries to work alongside current Editor of Reviews and Obituaries Helen Kavanagh, with a view to taking over in due course. Editors usually serve for a term of 3-5 years and are responsible (in conjunction with the publishers) for the on-going publication of Archives and Records. This is an unpaid role, but editors are given opportunities to take up funded place at conferences. The role is open to people currently based in the UK and Ireland.
The time commitment needed varies widely across the year, depending on where the journal is in the publication cycle. On average, you will need to commit to 1 hour per week during quieter months, and, in the weeks leading up to publication, around 4-5. This is a guideline only - more time may be necessary depending on the issues that arise.
Searching publishers’ catalogues for new titles that would be of interest to our journal’s readership, ordering review copies of books, and recruiting reviewers
Encouraging contributions from potential reviewers of books and digital resources, and obituarists
Proofreading and editing reviews and obituaries and, where necessary, working with authors to make improvements and changes
Liaising with editorial and production staff at the publisher
Liaising with ARA staff and Editorial Board members, including attending remote meetings
Working closely with the main journal editors to produce the final issue.
You will need to have:
Above all, reliability
The ability to self-organise and manage deadlines
The ability to spot mistakes in written English
A keen eye for detail
The ability to build relationships with professionals across the sector.
A postgraduate qualification in Archives and Records Management is desirable.
There are many additional ways to get involved with Archives and Records, either as an author, an editor or a peer reviewer. Engaging with new ideas and reflecting on existing practice is a vital part of being a professional, and getting involved with Archives and Records will enhance your own continuing professional development and allow you to share your insights and potentially influence the direction of the profession and beyond. Please see the following for further information on how to get involved and then get in touch (details below). We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Editorial correspondence should be addressed to one of the following:
Assistant Professor, Department of History
Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island
United Arab Emirates
To suggest a book or digital resource for review, or for queries about obituaries, please contact the Reviews and Obituaries Editor: