Acta Politica vacancy: Book Review Editor

Acta Politica – international journal of political science, published by Palgrave Macmillan as part of Springer and covered by the Social Science Citation Index – has a vacancy for a position of Book Review Editor.

It is expected that the book review editor will:

• Actively acquire book reviews in all fields of political science

• Make decisions regarding publication of submitted book reviews

• Edit book reviews – if needed – to ensure these are presented in good English

• Manage contacts with the publisher, Palgrave Macmillan

The candidate should be:

• A political scientist working at a university or a related academic or research institution, preferably a Dutch or Flemish institution

• Have demonstrable affinity with political science in the Low Countries

• Well versed in written English; experience in language editing is a bonus

The successful candidate is expected to start as Book Review Editor per July 1, 2024.

The incoming Book Review Editor will work together with the journal co-editors, Benjamin Leruth (University of Groningen) and Emilie van Haute (Université libre de Bruxelles). The book review editor is supported by an editorial secretary. Acta Politica strives for an editorial board that is diverse in terms of gender and research background: so, we encourage a wide diversity of people to apply for this position. The book review editor receives a stipend of 250 EUR per year. For more information about the journal, please visit the journal’s homepage at:

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV (including list of publications), and motivation letter by email to Loes Aaldering, Board Member of the Dutch Political Science Association (NKWP):


Applications may be written in Dutch or English.

For further enquiries, please contact Emilie van Haute ( or Benjamin Leruth (, co-Editors of Acta Politica, or Tim Mickler ( the current book editor of Acta Politica.