Applications Open for JWELB Associate Editor

AIPN, OUP and JWELB invite applications for the position of Associate Editor of the Journal.

The Journal of World Energy Law and Business (JWELB) is the official journal of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). The Oxford University Press (OUP) is the publisher of the Journal. The Journal combines academic excellence with professional relevance. Since its first publication in 2008 the Journal has established itself as the leading journal in the international energy industry, providing a multi-disciplinary forum for the analysis of important issues in the energy sector. More information about the Journal can be found at

Peter Roberts has been the General Editor of the Journal since July 2009. Professor Thomas Wälde was the founding General Editor of the Journal.

The General Editor is responsible for generating articles and the daily management of the Journal, handling the peer review process and approving articles for publication. He/she consults with the Executive Committee of the Journal on the management of the Journal and the resolution of any policy issues. The General Editor ensures that all articles published in the Journal are properly researched and substantiated, well analyzed and balanced in their perspective. He/she ensures that a high standard of quality is achieved to develop and maintain professional and academic credibility and reputation.

The General Editor is assisted by a Commissioning Editor and the OUP production team to help collate each issue, manage peer reviews, and deal with authors. At various times, special issue editors are assigned the task of putting together articles and authors for themed issues of the Journal.

The AIPN, the OUP and the Journal now wish to invite applications for the position of Associate Editor of the Journal. The role of the Associate Editor will be to assist the General Editor in the discharge of his functions as described above. It is the Journal’s expectation that the Associate Editor will be a key part in the transitional process for the eventual appointment of a new General Editor.

Potential candidates for the position of Associate Editor must have outstanding professional or academic experience in the energy sector, excellent contacts in the industry and should have some familiarity with the publishing process. A candidate also needs the necessary time and energy to devote to the Journal in order to ensure its continued success.

If you wish to be considered for this position, please send your application, including a covering letter and curriculum vitae to Tim Martin, Chair of the Executive Committee and Editorial Board, at and to Peter Roberts, General Editor, at, by 31 January 2020.