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Archai Journal is seeking to appoint a new Editor for


Science Communication





The journal Archai: The Origins of Western Thought is seeking to appoint a new Assistant Editor for Science Communication for an initial 2-year term. As well as helping in the general running of Archai, the editor will have particular responsibility for disseminating freely and openly Archai outputs in a form that is understandable, accessible and usable to the scientific community and the public on different social media platforms. Archai believes in facilitating the interaction between the scientific community and the public, making research widely accessible and, thus, more relevant to society by enhancing the social impact of the journal. Bringing the academic dialogue to the public is an initiative of inclusiveness in accordance with the UNESCO principles for open science, which encompasses unhindered access to scientific articles, access to data from public research, and collaborative research enabled by ICT tools and incentives.


The post will begin from January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a voluntary and non-remunerated position.


Archai: The Origins of Western Thought is published both in Portugal (Coimbra University Press) and Brazil (University of Brasília), Archai UNESCO Chair on The Plural Origins of Western Thought an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research group that gathers researchers in philosophy, history, language, law, art, social sciences, and archaeology from all over the world. Archai aims to publish original articles, translations, reviews, and notes on ancient thought and its legacy in modern and contemporary philosophy and culture. Archai has published articles in Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, Catalan, Italian, and German. For full details on focus & scope, please visit our website.


The journal is widely indexed (WebofScience-Clarivate, Scopus, SciELO,…) and publishes an average of 25 articles a year in continuous flow.


The new editor will work in the editorial team led by Prof. Gabriele Cornelli. See more on the editorial team here.




The preferred candidates will have:


• Good command of Portuguese and English (further languages are welcome)

• Interest in ancient philosophy, classics, and the study of the ancient world
• Interest in open science and science communication
• Social media management experience
• Excellent organizational abilities, and the capacity to work effectively in a team.


We welcome applications from candidates who are familiar with the Open Journal Systems (OJS) application (although this is not a requirement) and encourage candidates to share proposals as to how the Science Communication aspect of the journal might best be developed. An institutional base in Brazil is not required, but attendance to zoom calls on Brasília time (GMT-3) would be expected.


We would hope to be able to make the appointment in (mid-November, 2022). Applications, including a 1-page covering letter and curriculum vitae, should be sent by email to Este endereço de email está sendo protegido de spambots. Você precisa do JavaScript ativado para vê-lo. by October 28th 2022.


Informal inquiries may be made to Prof. Gabriele Cornelli (Este endereço de email está sendo protegido de spambots. Você precisa do JavaScript ativado para vê-lo.).



Gabriele Cornelli


Associate Professor - Philosophy Department
Postgraduate Programme in Metaphysics
Archai UNESCO Chair on the Plural Origins of the Western Thought - Director
Universidade de Brasília.