Call for Applications: Editorship of the National Tax Journal

The National Tax Association is seeking candidates for the position of Editor of the National Tax Journal (NTJ). The Search Committee will evaluate candidates with the intent of announcing the new Editor(s) by the end of 2022. If you wish to be considered, please send your curriculum vitae and a brief statement of interest and any relevant experience that you would like to emphasize to by July 15th, 2022. Please note that previous editorial experience is not required. The Search Committee will follow up with a subset of individual candidates for additional information. If you wish to nominate others for the position of Editor, please email their contact information to the above address and the Search Committee will follow up with them.

Published since 1948, the quarterly National Tax Journal disseminates high quality original research on governmental tax and expenditure policies.  All submissions are subject to professional peer review. Accepted articles include economic, theoretical, and empirical analyses of tax and expenditure issues with an emphasis on policy implications. Most issues include an NTJ Forum, handled by a separate Forum Editor, which consists of invited papers by leading scholars that examine in depth a single current tax or expenditure policy issue.

The Editor, to be appointed for an initial three-year term, is responsible for determining the editorial policy and content of the NTJ, the managerial structure including appointment of Special Editors and the Editorial Board to assist in obtaining peer reviews of submitted articles and determining the selection of manuscripts for publication. In recent years, the NTJ has received nearly 130 annual submissions and published about 35 papers.  The Editor is also an ex officio member of the NTA Board of Directors.

In the recent past, the NTJ has had two co-editors (rather than a single editor) and a Forum editor. The NTA will consider submissions from a pair of editors, as well as sole editors. The editor(s) should be tenured academics with strong records of publishing. Stipends will be provided.

The NTJ is published by the University of Chicago Press (UCP). The UCP provides a managing editor for the NTJ, as well as provides for journal production, including copy editing, production of page-proofs, correspondence with authors of accepted papers, marketing, and distribution. UCP provides support for manuscript processing via the electronic editorial office software Editorial Manager, which tracks progress towards publication decisions.