The Administrative Council (AC) of the ATEE is proud to announce that Maria Assuncao Flores will continue as editor of the European Journal of Teacher Education (EJTE) for an extra year, on top of her mandate period. The AC has invited Maria for this because the EJTE is doing very well, which is reflected, among other things, in the rising impact factor.
The work of Maria, together with Anja Swennen, contributes greatly to this. This is very good news for the ATEE and its members. By extending Maria’s mandate by a year, continuity is guaranteed and at the same time a solid process of seeking succession can be set up. For this, the AC has set up a task force consisting of Anja Swennen, TJ O’Ceallaigh and Erika Kopp. This task force is responsible for searching and selecting a new editor. The taskforce will do this on the basis of carefully defined process steps and selection criteria, in which the editorial board of the EJTE will play a role.
As soon as a suitable, possible new editor has been found, he or she will be nominated to the AC. The ambition is to find a successor to Maria before the summer of 2023, so that he or she can be introduced in the EJTE editorial work by Maria and Anja during an induction period in the fall and early winter of 2023. Maria’s additional year’s mandate will expire on December 31, 2023 and the new editor will then formally take up the role on January 1, 2024.
We wish Maria and Anja all the best in continuing their work and trust the task force to do a good job with finding a new editor.