Interdisciplinary J Signage Wayfinding


The Academic Advisory Council for Signage Research and Education solicits applications for Editor(s) of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Signage and Wayfinding; Deadline 1 Apr 2022

POSTING TYPE: Journal News

Author: Eric Strauss

AACSRE Call for Proposals

Editor(s) for Interdisciplinary Journal of Signage and Wayfinding (IJSW) Three-year term starting August 16, 2022

The Academic Advisory Council for Signage Research and Education (AACSRE) is soliciting applications for qualified individuals to serve as Editor(s) of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Signage and Wayfinding (IJSW) that was established in 2016 as the official journal of AACSRE.

The editor(s) will serve a three-year term from August 16, 2022, to August 15, 2025. The editor(s) is expected to be active for two months prior to the beginning of their term to overlap with the present editor’s term to facilitate an effective transfer.

The editor(s) will be responsible for producing two issues of IJSW each year (January 1 and July 1) starting in 2023 (a total of six issues).The IJSW editors receive financial support from AACSRE to operate the editorial office. The host institution is required to provide additional in-kind support (such as the editor’s time, space, etc.) to allow effective completion of the editorial responsibilities.

Please review additional information in the link below.

Learn More About the Position

Applications are due Friday, April 1, 2022, by 5 pm EST in one PDF document emailed to Marihelen Millar, Executive Director, AACSRE at and should include the following information:​

  1. A statement outlining the applicant’s qualifications, reasons for seeking the position, and overall objectives as editor of IJSW. In explaining overall objectives, specifically address the vision and identity of the Journal to be achieved during the applicant’s tenure; the steps to be taken to ensure the pool of high quality, publishable manuscripts; and the means to be employed to expand the visibility and readership of the Journal.​
  2. A current CV​
  3. Evidence of institutional support, in the form of a letter from the appropriate university or college administrative officer assuring release time for the Editor(s), the allocation of editorial space, and other overhead expenses. Institutional support should include general office staffing sufficient for fiscal and administrative record keeping and computer operations.

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Additionally, the editor and editorial office have full responsibility for the solicitation of manuscripts, manuscript review and selection process, and all publication responsibilities including design, formatting, layout, copyediting, etc., as well as various organizational responsibilities to AACSRE. This includes assuring that authors adhere to the publication schedule as well as anticipating and responding to problems with graphics, page counts, and the like. Take a look at our Journal below.

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Signage and wayfinding are critical components of the urban landscape. In spite of their importance, there has been no journal or comprehensive scholarly platform dedicated to this topic. As such, scholars from a variety of academic disciplines including law, urban planning, engineering, business, art, economics, architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, and graphic design publish work in journals within their home disciplines and rarely have a chance to communicate their cross-disciplinary findings. Sponsored by the Academic Advisory Council for Signage Research and Education (AACSRE), the Interdisciplinary Journal of Signage and Wayfinding seeks to bring them together by making such scholarship accessible to academics and practitioners alike. 

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