Call for new editor/editorial team

Open Praxis - - is a peer-reviewed open access scholarly journal focusing on research and innovation in open, distance and flexible education. It is published four times per year by the International Council for Open and Distance Education – ICDE.

Dr. Inés Gil-Jaurena at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Spain has been the editor of Open Praxis since 2011. ICDE’s contract for editorial services with UNED is ending in December 2019, and ICDE therefore calls for member institutions to provide editorial services for 2020 and 2021. The period may be extended.

Call for editor and editorial services

  • ICDE invites applications from ICDE member institutions to serve for a two-year term.
  • The editorial team should be led by an employee at the member institution who can work part time with the journal.
  • The team should be able to publish high quality articles in English on research and innovation in the field.
  • ICDE will make available a grant to support the editorial services.

Recommended requirements for the editorial team

  • Able to use OJS (open journal system), the software currently used for journal edition
  • Commitment with open access and innovation in online journals
  • Experience/background in open, distance and flexible education
  • Experience/background in publishing/editorial work
  • Adhere to the COPE Ethical guidelines as described in “Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors” at

Application process

An application describing the editorial team’s composition, vision for Open Praxis and personal motivations, should be supported by:

  • CV and publication list for each members of the editorial team
  • Letter of support from the Head of the Institution which need to be an ICDE member institution

The deadline for applications is 30 April. The successful candidate will be selected by the ICDE Secretariat, and subsequently confirmed by the ICDE Executive Committee.

Our aim is to make an appointment in June-July 2019 and invite the new editorial team to collaborate with the current editor until the end of the year.

For more information

Gil-Jaurena, I. (2018). Brief report on Open Praxis figures and data (2017). Open Praxis, 10(1), 1- 4.

Representatives of member institutions requiring more information should contact or