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Call for Associate Editor

Journal of Sports Sciences
Deadline: 29th July 2022

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About the Role

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 Associate Editor sends articles for peer review, and then recommends articles for acceptance to the Sections’ Executive Editor, Professor Simon Jobson, and ensures that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover Journal-related expenses, and 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.

    Key Skills and Attributes

    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 co Associate Editors.

    Submitting your Application

    Applications shall include a CV, a Cover Letter and a Vision Statement. Your Vision Statement should be no longer than 1 page and include:

    • 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.

      Applications from females are especially welcome.

      The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.

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