Strife is a dual-format publication founded in 2012 by Ph.D. students and researchers from the War Studies Department of King’s College London. Comprised of an academic Blog and a peer-reviewed Journal, it is run by postgraduate students and doctoral researchers from the School of Security Studies.
From its debut in 2012, Strife has grown from 5,000 to over 1 million annual views, with over 2.4 million unique page views and an audience that spans all the inhabited continents. Our steady viewers include academics, practitioners, and students, along with research institutions, journalists, and citizens interested in knowing more about war and security.
Strife’s thematic focus is ‘conflict’, in all its shapes, forms, and senses. We combine political, historical, literary, and philosophical approaches to this phenomenon through blog and journal articles, as well as unique formats such as photo essays, book, film, and art reviews. We aim to provide thought-provoking, unique perspectives on all aspects of conflict, from the cultural to the practically applied.
From 13th January, we will be looking for outstanding individuals keen to join the Editorial Team for the next academic year.
The positions available include:
Communications Manager (Ph.D. applicants)
The Communications Manager will be responsible for the strategic communication and outreach for the Strife Blog and Journal. Along with the Editor-in-Chief, the Managing Editors of the Journal and the Blog, he or she will be responsible for formulating, reviewing, and amending Strife policy as part of the Managing Board, of which (s)he is the secretary. Together with the Social Media Officer, the Communications Manager will be planning, implementing and monitoring the promotion of the Strife brand.
Senior Editor – Journal & Blog (Ph.D. applicants only)
The Senior Editors form the backbone of Strife Journal’s operations, providing excellent editorial support for authors, as well as assisting in the smooth day-to-day running of Strife. Individuals will only be considered for the position of Senior Editor if they have reached the level of Ph.D. studies or above. The SE designation serves to provide recognition of this level of service and dedication to Strife. Senior Editors will also help in editing blog entries and will be required to contribute with one blog post per term.
External Rep (Ph.D. applicants)
The External Rep is a student from an external university that takes charge of liaising between students in their home university and Strife. This will include encouraging new writers to contribute to Strife, as well as promoting Strife amongst the graduate population and expanding its audience and contributors base. There is only one External Rep for each external university represented on the Strife Editorial Board.
The External Rep will also assist in editing blog entries and will be required to contribute with one blog post per term. In case the Rep’s distance from London is considerable, the Rep is exempt from regularly attending Editorial Board meetings.
Peer Reviewers for the Strife Journal
Strife Journal is pleased to announce it is opening its listings for new peer reviewers to assist in the creation and publication of Strife Journal. We are looking to expand our current peer review pool and are looking for individuals with expertise in warfare, conflict and related topics. Individuals must be willing to complete up to three reviews per year on articles related to their specified field. Papers are between 4000-5000 words in length and reviews will be expected to be completed in an extended comment format.
Applications open on Monday, January 13th and close on Monday, January 27th.
Becoming part of Strife, a vibrant and influential publication, represents a unique opportunity, boosting your professional profile, putting you in direct contact with experts in the field, and helping accumulate valuable editorial and writing experience. To apply please send your CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org In the subject line please state ‘Editorial Board Application’ and specify the position you are applying for.
Additionally, we are continuously seeking new contributors. This is a great opportunity to be published as well as to have your work reviewed by experts in a friendly and constructive environment. Our contributors have persistently appreciated our feedback. Submission guidelines can be found on the Submissions page.
We look forward to getting you involved with Strife.