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Lead Editor(s) | Social Studies of Science

The journal Social Studies of Science (SSS) is inviting expressions of interest for the journal’s Lead Editor(s). The SSS Lead Editor(s) are expected to fill the position for a minimum of three years following a transition in collaboration with the current Editor, Sergio Sismondo, with possible renewal for a second term. We are glad to consider proposals either from individuals, or for co-editorship. The Lead Editor or editorial team has primary responsibility for the ongoing curation of the journal and works closely with the journal’s Associate Editors to manage the peer review process and ensure timely publication. The editorial team is supported in setting editorial directions by the journal’s Editorial Advisors. To help maintain SSS as a venue for the publication of research of outstanding quality and relevance in science and technology studies, we seek scholars who are deeply engaged in the field and have extensive experience with editorial work. We welcome expressions of interest from colleagues located across regions and with expansive visions of the field of science and technology studies past, present and future. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to consult with the current Editor, Sergio Sismondo, prior to submitting a formal proposal. Please contact him at for further detail on the various dimensions of the role, the associated budget, the contract with Sage, and other relevant matters. Expressions of interest should be in the form of a proposal of no more than four pages, emailed to the selection committee chair, Lucy Suchman, at The proposal should detail motivations to apply for the role of Lead Editor(s), editorial philosophy and vision for the journal, editorial experience, and contributions to the field of science and technology studies (in particular, capacity building and service). The proposal should specify a start date, with a transition period to be agreed upon with the current Editor. A full CV should also be included as a separate attachment. Those interested in serving as an editorial team should submit a single proposal, with separate CVs for each co-editor. Proposals should also include statements of support from Heads of Department/Department Chairs or other relevant parties at the applicants’ institution of employment, as a supplement to the primary statement. The deadline for the receipt of applications is October 1, 2024. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee drawn from among the current Associate Editors and Editorial Advisers. The committee comprises Yuko Fujigaki, Edward Hackett, Adam Hedgecoe, Javier Lezaun, Martyn Pickersgill, Lucy Suchman (committee chair), and Ana Viseu. Vivette García Deister, Editor of Tapuya, has also kindly agreed to serve. The committee will produce a recommendation, with the final decision confirmed by the Associate Editors and Editorial Advisors, in consultation with Sage Publications Ltd.