The Journal of Cultural Economy is pleased to announce that Taylor C. Nelms will be taking on a new role with the journal as joint Editor in Chief. From August 1, Taylor will begin assuming the responsibilities of current Editor-in-chief (internal production) Michael Pryke. Michael Pryke has now been leading on editorial production for many years and has done a huge amount of work for the journal, much of which has not been visible externally, quite simply, the JCE would not have survived without him.
Liz McFall will remain as Editor in Chief (external) focusing on external liaison with publishers, online strategy and promotion rather than content, until the publishing agreement ends in 2020. Taylor’s role will be to oversee production and content strategy.
Taylor has served as the Editor of JCE’s Reviews and Commentaries section since 2015. He first joined the JCE community as the author of “The Zombie Bank and the Magic of Finance, or: How to Write a History of Crisis,” published in 2012. He has written elsewhere about money, technology, the state, and alternative economies in the context of Latin American post-neoliberalism, global development policy, and the payments industry. As Reviews Editor at JCE, Taylor has expanded the section’s purview by curating contributions that diversified the journal’s authorship and readership and consolidated its open-access offerings (an initiative begun by current Associate Editor Joe Deville), often while experimenting with form.
I am thrilled to take on this new role at JCE at an exciting time for the journal, about to enter its second decade and with its first impact factor recently awarded. The same commitments I held as Reviews Editor I will bring to my new role as Editor in Chief. Current and former editorial board members and contributors have worked hard to establish JCE as a unique forum for collaborative scholarly inquiry. I look forward to working with this extraordinarily committed group of people, as well as with new members of the JCE community, to continue to showcase cutting-edge interdisciplinary and international research exploring the intersections of the economic and the sociocultural.
Please welcome Taylor to his new position, and stay tuned for more developments on the way!