The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord, ISSN No. 1183-112X (paper), 2561-5467 (electronic), is a fully refereed, bilingual (English & French), open access journal devoted to all aspects of maritime history with an emphasis on the oceans and inland waterways of the northern hemisphere. The four issues of TNM/LMN published annually total about 500 pages. Each issue contains feature articles (often illustrated), along with notes and documents on a variety of naval and maritime subjects, including merchant shipping, gender, indigenous practices, maritime labour, naval history, shipbuilding, fishing, ports, trade, nautical archaeology and maritime societies. An important feature of the journal (typically half the per issue content) is its book review section, which on average reviews more than 300 new books each year. TNM/LMN is published quarterly by The Canadian Nautical Research Society (CNRS) in association with the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH), in both print and digital formats, the latter which can be accessed at: https://cnrs-scrn.org/northern_mariner/index.html
This year (2020) marks the 30th anniversary of the journal. The present long-time volunteer general editor is retiring, and coincident with the transitioning of TNM/LMN to fully digital open journal systems (OJS) format, we have decided to engage his replacement as a paid position, at CAD$5,000 per year for a 3-year renewable term. The role of general
editor covers a range of responsibilities, such as: working with the editorial board to vet and recruit submissions; liaising with authors and referees to ensure high scholarly standards for original research; and coordinating with the reviews and production editors in the final content layout and overall appearance of each issue. While the majority content is English,
French editorial assistance is available.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
- Familiarity with the broad range of global maritime history (PhD or publishing record in the field or related studies).
- Demonstrated editorial skills (such as experience with peer review procedures and copy editing).
- Specialist knowledge in some aspect of Canadian naval or maritime history.
- Association with a Canadian postsecondary institution.
- Facility in French and/or some third language.
- Familiarity with digital editing formats, such as Open Journal Systems (OJS).
- Team management administrative skills.
For reference, our Style Guidelines for Contributors may be accessed at: https://cnrs-scrn.org/northern_mariner/style_guide_e.html
Please direct any inquiries and completed curriculum vitae to the Chair of the Editorial Board
by 30 September 2020, to:
Prof Roger Sarty