Journal Editor Needed

The position of editor of the Journal for the Education of the Gifted (JEG) will be available January 1, 2019. JEG is a SAGE journal in partnership with The Association for the Gifted (TAG) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). TAG is celebrating its 60th anniversary as a national and international advocacy group of professionals who work on behalf of students with gifts and talents.

JEG is in its 41st volume and is a world-class journal experiencing considerable growth in the U.S. and internationally. The journal is thriving and well positioned to continue enhancing its impact across the world.

In its fifth decade, JEG has led the field of gifted education on numerous important topics, including multiple exceptionalities and diversity among students with gifts and talents. It has been led by a small number of editors over the years, including Drs. Beverly Parke, Carolyn Callahan, James Gallagher, Laurence Coleman, and Tracy L. Cross.


Required qualifications include the following:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education, psychology, or related field
  • Significant experience in academic editing
  • Expertise in both qualitative and positivistic research approaches
  • History of meeting deadlines
  • Significant publication record
  • Expertise in gifted studies (e.g., gifted education, talent development)
  • Evidence of supporting authors from diverse backgrounds
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • High level of personal integrity
  • Letter of institutional support


Preferred qualifications include the following:

  • History of membership in The Association for the Gifted
  • Experience editing research journals


Financial support will be provided by TAG and SAGE to enable the development and delivery of four high-quality journal issues each year, for the four-year term of the editorship.

To apply, please provide a proposal for how you would organize for your work as editor of JEG. Up to two co-editors will be accepted. Be specific about how your previous experience, training, and support from your institution of employment will contribute to the management of the journal. The proposal should be no longer than five single-spaced pages. Include a budget of up to $20,000 per year.

In your application dossier, please include: (1) curriculum vita of journal editor(s); (2) a letter in which you detail how you meet the required qualifications (and preferred qualifications, if appropriate) described in the job description; (3) three letters of recommendation that speak to the quality of your editing work, your effectiveness at meeting deadlines, and your work with both aspiring and veteran authors; (4) a detailed plan of action for operating the journal, including steps to be taken and personnel making up the team; and (5) a letter from your host institution supporting your work as JEG editor (required).

It is critical that every TAG Board member represent the highest standards of deportment and positive treatment of others. This includes all interactions with authors, reviewers, JEG Advisory Board Members, TAG Board Members, TAG members, CEC Leadership, and SAGE contacts. Moreover, the JEG editor must conduct all JEG work in compliance with CEC expectations associated with policy that outlines its respect for the individual person.


Submit all materials by March 23rd, 2018 to:

Dr. Tracy L. Cross
Chair, Publications Committee
The Association for the Gifted
College of William & Mary
Center for Gifted Education
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187



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