Guest Editor

Deadline: November 1, 2023, with review of applications commencing October 16

Description of Computers and Society

The SIGCAS executive committee seeks applications for the role of Guest Editor for the Student Issue and Guest Editor for the Special Topics issue.

The Role

The Guest Editor solicits, edits, and creates the proof for the content of a single issue, including providing a foreword or editor’s note that thematically characterizes the submissions appearing in that issue. The Guest Editor reports to the Computers and Society Editor-in-Chief who will be responsible for the final formatting, processing, and publication of the issue. These are rolling positions, with roughly one of each type (special and student) releasing per year. Applicants for the Guest Editor for Special Topics position should submit with their application materials a 400 word abstract describing the theme they intend to pursue for their issue.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • A passion for facilitating a community of professionals in discourse on topics integral to understanding the intersection of computers and society
  •  >2 year working or studying in a post-undergraduate computing context. PhD students are eligible and invited to apply.;
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to energetically solicit submissions from diverse perspectives
  • Experience communicating with individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • An ability to engage the interest and productivity of potential authors
  • Ingrained organizational skills that enable the efficient balancing of competing deadlines and tasks
  • *(please note that Computers and Society is not currently a peer-reviewed publication.)


To express interest please send a cover letter and C.V. to All applications will be reviewed by the SIGCAS executive committee. We hope to fill these positions soon, so please don’t wait to let us know that you might be interested!