Acta Politica Vacancy: Journal Co-Editor

Acta Politica – international journal of political science, published by Palgrave Macmillan as part of Springer Nature and covered by the Social Science Citation Index – has a vacancy for the post of Journal Co-Editor.

It is expected that the journal editor will:

• Actively acquire manuscripts in all fields of political science

• Select proper peer reviewers for an assessment of submissions

• Make decisions regarding publication of submitted manuscripts

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

• Manage contacts with the publisher, Palgrave Macmillan

• Develop ideas on the journal and its position in political science.

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-acquainted with European political science and its organisations (ECPR, EPSA, and EPSnet)

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

The successful candidate is expected to start as Co-Editor per January 1, 2025.

The incoming Editor will work together with the other editor, Benjamin Leruth (University of Groningen). The editors are 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 editor receives a stipend of approximately 1.100 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 (, current co-Editors of Acta Politica.