A Journal Editor’s Identity Journey: An Autoethnography of Becoming, Being, and Beyond

Heewon Chang


This autoethnography essay describes the identity journey of the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Multicultural Education (IJME). In this essay the author shares her story of founding and becoming the editor of this international journal, the sociocultural meaning of being a journal editor to her, and her decision to leave this journal editor position. She frames the multicultural identity discourse in an autoethnographic narrative style and links her journal editor identity with the journal’s identity focusing on justice, open-access, and peer-review.


editor identity, multicultural education, open-access, autoethnography, intersectionality

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18251/ijme.v20i3.1846

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