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Would you like to be an EDITOR-IN-CHIEF of Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology?

Closing Date: 14 February 2020

Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology is looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background in the social or psychological aspects of Obstetrics & Gynecology who has the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. We would welcome applications from a range of disciplines, including obstetrians and gynaecologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, midwifery and nursing.  It is a significant role, with high profile, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with our continuing Editor-in Chief Professor Julie Quinlivan to assume editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. They will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. There will be a handover period to ensure seamless transition.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses. Taylor & Francis will also organise regular board meetings, and we will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilises an online editorial office system, Scholarone Manuscripts.

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

Role Description

Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Someone who is active in the community with strong personal networks
  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for the position of EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to Tomoko Yamanojo Childress, the Portfolio Manager at Tomoko.Yamanojo@informa.com. Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
  • How you would work in partnership with the editorial board
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors


Candidate Qualifications

Key Qualifications and Skills

• A relevant doctorate (or equivalent) and/or counselling/psychotherapy qualification • Significant counselling/psychotherapy experience

• A relevant publication record and good standing in the field

• Affiliation to a relevant professional association and academic programme

• Experience of peer review process associated with scholarly work and editing a journal

• Experience in managing teams (boards, advisory boards, etc) • Excellent organisational skills and a high degree of commitment

• Previous experience with processing papers in the ScholarOne™ system or willingness to learn to use the system

• Enthusiasm for continuing to build the journal’s content and reputation

• Motivation, skills and interest to broaden the international influence of the journal

• Experience in utilising social media, blog platforms, academic websites to promote research is also desirable A more detailed list of tasks and responsibilities is available from Liz Baker (Elizabeth.Baker@tandf.co.uk).


Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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