Guest Theme Editors act as the focal point and editor for their part of the website. There will generally be two editors per Theme, one from an Academic background and one a Practitioner, acting in partnership. Appointments will generally be for one year.
Guest Theme Editors:
1. Provide pictures and brief biographies to head the section
2. Write a paragraph or so of introduction which outlines the scope of the topic and its main constituents
3. Choose and manage an archive of key readings (books, papers or workbooks) or other materials that provide an introduction to the topic for practitioners, together with appropriate introductions and comments. A reasonable proportion of the material should be free to use. There should be at least 4 or 5 items to start with but the list will grow in time, and may split into sub-areas. Editors can organise the material in whatever way seems best to them.
4. Invite suggestions, questions or contributions from readers. These will come to the site, not directly to the Theme, and the site manager will pass them on. It is up to the Theme Editors to decide how to use them, if at all. Those that are used will have an acknowledgment “Contributed by…” The Theme Editors may comment on contributions but are not expected to endorse them all. In fact it is important to allow divergent viewpoints.
5. Write a monthly blog about the subject area. This is an opportunity to:
– Introduce subjects of interest, comment on news items or express a point of view.
– Invite comments or recommendations from readers.
– Introduce and comment on new content proposed by contributors and/or the Theme Editors.
– Draw attention to any new items (such as conferences, courses, current papers) from elsewhere on the site that are relevant to the topic.
The Theme Editors are invited to join an informal editorial board which will meet from time to time to guide the development of the site.
If you have a suggestion for a theme or would like to inquire about becoming a theme editor please do get in touch.