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Would you like to be an Associate Editor for the Sports Performance section of the Journal of Sports Sciences?

The Journal of Sports Sciences has an international reputation for publishing articles of a high standard and is both Medline and Clarivate Analytics-listed.

The Sports Performance section publishes original work with a focus on the measurement of one or more aspects of performance. We particularly invite manuscripts from the sub-disciplines of performance analysis and coaching and from cross-disciplinary areas such as talent identification. Manuscripts that focus on core sub-disciplines such as physiology, psychology, and biomechanics, are encouraged only where the emphasis is clearly on sports performance rather than on identifying mechanisms or processes. Papers that involve interventions, performance and training modelling or on methodology and measurement, are particularly welcome.

We are looking for an Associate Editor with an academic background in Sports Performance, as well as the passion to continue to drive this thriving area of research forward. It is a significant role, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on a selection of Sports Performance submissions to the Journal of Sports Sciences. The new Associate Editor will recommend articles for acceptance to the Sports Performance Executive Editor (Dr Grant Abt), following successful peer review, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. This Associate Editor role is a replacement for a current Associate Editor who is leaving the role. There will therefore be an agreed handover period with the out-going Associate Editor to ensure seamless transition.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any Journal-related expenses. The Sports Performance Executive Editor will also organise annual team meetings, and Taylor & Francis will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilises an Editorial Manager online editorial office system.

Becoming an Associate Editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience, in which 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.

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 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, including the Executive Editor and co Associate Editors

The role will formally begin 20 January 2020.

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for the position of Associate Editor, please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to the Executive Editor, Dr Grant Abt ([email protected]) by 24 December 2019. Your vision statement should be no longer than one page 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 Sports Performance Editorial team and wider Editorial Board
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors

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