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Call for Editor-in-Chief

Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development
Deadline: 31st August 2022

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About the Role

Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development is a well-established magazine that has been in publication for over sixty years. Environment is focused on sustainability policy analysis and providing peer-reviewed articles and commentaries from researchers and practitioners.

Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development analyzes the problems, places, and people where environment and development come together, illuminating concerns from the local to the global.

We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with a passion to drive the magazine forward, ideally with a background in environmental science within the policy sphere.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Preparing quality content and each magazine issue, according to agreed publication schedule with the Taylor & Francis team.

  • Managing the peer review process for submissions via the ScholarOne peer review system.

  • Editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions, based on feedback from reviews and the team of Executive and Contributing Editors.

  • Working with the Executive and Contributing Editors to commission articles and commentaries from a growing network of authors.

  • Content editing and proofing of each issue.

  • Oversight of graphic and image acquisition for each issue, and final approval of design layout.

  • Handling day-to-day communications for Environment including contact with the Taylor & Francis publishing team, the Executive and Contributing Editors, and authors.

  • Engaging with the Executive and Contributing Editors to keep them updated with Environment and its publishing processes, and to continue the magazine’s development.

  • Ensuring that reviewers and authors adhere to the Code of Publishing Ethics.

More info about the role
The workload will involve regular monitoring of magazine activity and tasks; it is duty and/or deadline driven, and can be flexible to suit the candidate and their time zone. There will be an agreed handover period with the outgoing Editor to ensure seamless transition.

Taylor & Francis will provide a stipend for the role to cover any magazine-related expenses. Taylor & Francis can organise regular board meetings and supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the magazine.

Interested in applying?

Here are the skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit high quality submissions. 

  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner. 

  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues.

  • An understanding of research and publishing ethics.

  • Someone who is active in the environmental science community within the policy sphere.

  • Previous experience as an Editor, Associate Editor or active Editorial Board member for a magazine or journal.

    The following skills and attributes would be ideal but not essential:

    • Strong personal networks within the environmental science community.

    • Experience of the peer review process with a magazine or journal.

    The role is for an initial term of three years. We expect the new candidate to begin the role formally from December 2022, but the timeline can be flexible and would include a transitional phase to be agreed with the outgoing Editor.

    Submitting your Application

      Please forward your CV, a covering letter about why you believe you would fit the role of Editor-in-Chief (up to a maximum of 1 A4 page) to:

      Hannah Harwood, Portfolio Manager.

      Interviews will be held by phone or Microsoft Teams.

        Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
        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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