Nominations for the Editorial Board of the Journal of Social Policy

There are 2 vacancies arising on the editorial board of the Journal of Social Policy this year. The editorial board meets twice a year, with the January meeting in London, and the July meeting taking place at the annual Social Policy Association Conference venue.

Members are expected to attend meetings and to contribute to the strategic development of the Journal of Social Policy. There is also the opportunity to take an active role in encouraging the submission of high quality papers, as well as disseminating information regarding articles and blogs to the wider community. Members of the Journal of Social Policy Editorial Board also have an important role in supporting the co-editors by reviewing papers submitted for publication. Whilst a vital process for the Journal, Editorial Board members can expect to be asked to review between 3 to 5 articles a year, so it is not too arduous a task.

Editorial board members serve on the board for four years starting from 1st January 2023. We welcome applications from all SPA members who can demonstrate relevant expertise/experience in relation to the role. We particularly encourage those with an expertise in employment/labour market, health, comparative social policy and quantitative research methods to apply.

Applicants need to be members of the Social Policy Association and nominated by two members of the association. Applicants must complete a nomination form, which includes a 250-300 word statement. The statement will form the basis of a short summary on the ballot form. Elections will take place through the Association’s online platform SPAOnline and the results will be announced at the AGM on 6th July. If you require any further information regarding the role of editorial board member of the Journal of Social Policy please do not hesitate to contact the Co-Editors Jan Eichhorn (, Jay Wiggan ( or Elke Heins (

Nominations should be emailed to the SPA Hon. Secretary Markus Ketola, Please provide brief details of interests, experience and what you think you can bring to the Journal of Social Policy, which will form the basis of a short summary on the ballot form, and the names of a proposer and a seconder (both of whom must also be SPA members), by June 21st.