Discourse Processes: Search for new editor

Announcement of Search for New Editor of Discourse Processes

The Flagship Journal of the Society of Text and Discourse

HDSPDiscourse Processes is searching for a new editor. Discourse Processes is a multidisciplinary journal providing a forum for cross-fertilization of ideas from diverse disciplines sharing a common interest in discourse — prose comprehension and recall, dialogue analysis, text grammar construction, computer simulation of natural language, cross-cultural comparisons of communicative competence, and related topics. The journal invites original empirical or theoretical papers that substantially advance understanding of the structure and function of discourse. Scholars working on topics related to discourse from a variety of perspectives contribute to the journal, including sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, discourse psychology, text linguistics, conversation analysis and sociology of language, education, philosophy of language, and computer science.

The current Editor is Michael Schober, with Associate Editors Adrian Bangerter, Anne Britt, Paul Drew, and David N. Rapp. Michael Schober has served as editor of Discourse Processes for 10 years. Previous editors have included Roy O. Freedle (Founder), Tom Trabasso, and Arthur C. Graesser, leading scientists in the field of text and discourse. See http://www.societyfortextanddiscourse.org/discourse-processes/ for more information about the journal.

The Discourse Processes Search Committee consists of Danielle McNamara (Chair), Herbert H. Clark, Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Joseph Magliano, Michael F. Schober, and Jennifer Wiley.

Expressions of interest are now being solicited and will be considered until October 20, 2014. These should include a brief message of interest in the editorship, a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae, and the names and emails of three referees who can speak to the nominee’s qualifications for the position. Please send this message by email to Danielle McNamara (dsmcnama@asu.edu). In October, the Search Committee will select a short list from the nominees, invite those individuals to provide additional information (in particular, a statement of their vision for Discourse Processes), and solicit input from their referees.

The term of the editorship is 5 years with the possibility of extension. Our target for the incoming editor is to begin receiving new submissions starting April 1, 2015. The outgoing editor’s team will continue to receive and act on revisions in 2015 for several months, and their names will continue to appear on the masthead in 2015.

We seek an individual with deep knowledge of one or more fields that investigate discourse processes and a broad vision of research across the various relevant fields. The ideal nominee will have strong scientific credentials and relevant editorial experience as well as evidence of a wide range of skills needed to lead the journal effectively and creatively. Our hope is that the new editor will not only maintain Discourse Processes’ strong record of scholarship, but will raise its profile in exciting new ways.

For additional information, please contact Danielle McNamara (dsmcnama@asu.edu).

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