Apply Now for the Editor-in-Chief of Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research
The position of the editor-in-chief in Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research is now open from 1 January 2018. Position is available for three years (2018‒2020). Currently, the journal has two editors-in-chief who will continue in their posts in 2018.
Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary academic journal published by the Finnish Society of Science Fiction and Fantasy Researchers (Suomen science fiction- ja fantasiatutkimuksen seura ry, http://finfar.org) from 2014 onwards. The journal is published in electronic format.
Fafnir aims at serving as an international forum for scholarly exchange on science fiction and fantasy and for discussion on current issues on the field. In order to achieve this, the journal introduces and develops research focusing on science fiction and fantasy literature, audiovisual art, games, and fan culture by providing an interdisciplinary perspective into the research within these genres. Fafnir publishes various texts ranging from peer-reviewed research articles to short overviews, essays, interviews, opinion pieces and academic book reviews on any subject suited to the paper. The main language of the journal is English, but articles are also published in Finnish or in the Scandinavian languages.
Publication Forum for the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies has given Fafnir Level 1 Classification as an academic publication channel important in Finnish research perspective. Fafnir is indexed in MLA International Bibliography and international The Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database (SFFRD).
Read more about the journal at journal.finfar.org.
Fafnir now seeks an editor-in-chief who is familiar with the field of speculative fiction. Experience working with the publishing process of an academic journal and with electronic journals is desirable but not essential. Specific interest on the sub-genre of fantasy, broadly speaking, is desired.
The post as an editor-in-chief of Fafnir offers an excellent vantage point to the field of speculative fiction and an opportunity for the international scholarly exchange. As an editor-in-chief, you get an opportunity to develop the journal and to promote the visibility of the science fiction and fantasy research.
The three editors-in-chief are in charge of the general academic emphasis of the journal and of the content of individual issues in co-operation with the advisory board. The editors-in-chief also usually author the editorial of each issue.
The editors-in-chief work with the 16-membered advisory board and the sub-editor, whose main responsibility is the visual editing of the journal and publishing it online.
The editors-in-chief are not paid any money.
Please write a short (maximum one page in length) description of yourself and your reasons for applying the post as the editor-in-chief of Fafnir.
Send your application at the latest 15 November 2017 either by email to submissions(at)finfar.org OR by mail to the address Finfar c/o Jyrki Korpua, Teljotie 12, FI-90560 Oulu, FINLAND.
The board of the Finnish Society of Science Fiction and Fantasy Researchers will choose the new editor-in-chief in 24 November 2017 and the applicants are informed of the decision by 26 November 2017. New editor-in-chief will also be given an opportunity to watch at close proximity the late stages of publication of Issue 4/2017.
For more information on the application process, please contact:
Jyrki Korpua, jyrki.korpua(at)oulu.fi
Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, bodhisattva.chattopadhyay(at)ikos.uio.no
Aino-Kaisa Koistinen, aino-kaisa.koistinen(at)jyu.fi