Call for Editor

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Call For Editor-in-Chief

Application Deadline: 20th January 2020

About the Role

Education for Primary Care is looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background in medical education and primary care to lead the journal during an exciting period of growth. The journal is affiliated with WONCA and has become an increasingly respected international publication with over 30 years of history. Its aim is to support the implementation of best-evidence medical education relevant to primary care through publishing high-quality peer-reviewed research. The journal also offers a forum for exchanging ideas on teaching and encourages young researchers by offering a platform for short reports.

The journal has an engaged and active editorial team composed of 3 Deputy Editors and an editorial board comprising a wide variety of disciplines and international perspectives. The Editor-in-Chief will lead the process of handling submissions and producing the bi-monthly issues, while conducting regular virtual meetings with the Deputy Editors. They will have the authority to accept articles following successful peer review and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. Engagement with stakeholders, networking with other medical education journal editors and developing and sustaining a high profile for this unique journal are important to the role.
Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover journal-related expenses and will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilises an online editorial office system to manage submissions via ScholarOne.
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.


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

  • Someone who is active in the primary care 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 the Deputy Editors, Editorial Board and colleagues within the field.

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 Niall Rundle, Portfolio Manager for Medicine & Health Journals, at [email protected]. Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Your understanding of the publishing landscape within medical education, and the journal’s place within it
  • Your view on the future of the journal and the field
  • 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

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