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Call For Editors

Petroleum Science and Technology

Would you like to be the Editor-in-Chief of Petroleum Science and Technology?

Taylor & Francis is looking to recruit a new Editor-in-Chief for Petroleum Science and Technology (PET) for 2020. PET is a high-quality publication that explores the scientific and technological processing aspects of petroleum. Research published in our journal includes heavy oil processing; tar sand and tar sand bitumen technology; bitumen science and technology, asphalt; environmental aspects of petroleum recovery; petroleum refining; and petroleum use.

We are seeking a new Editor-in-chief who is an outstanding academic researcher or practitioner with a background in chemical engineering or petroleum science and has the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change.

We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background in information security, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is a significant role, with high profile, but one that is achievable and extremely rewarding.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all editorial aspects of the Journal by ensuring the highest standards of academic rigor, maintaining the submission and peer-review process via ScholarOne Manuscripts, and (with the assistance of Taylor & Francis’s Managing Editor) identifying strategies to enhance the quality and reputation of the Journal. While Taylor & Francis is here to support the Journal, we look to the Editor-in-Chief to set the tone for the publication. Specifically, the Editor-in-Chief determines the Aims & Scope, appoints the Editorial Board, solicits manuscripts, maintains ethics and integrity, and creates the overall vision for the journal.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role, along with resources and reporting to reflect on the performance of the Journal and inform future strategy and direction.

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. The Editor-in-Chief is supported by an international Editorial Board who can form the core of the journal’s reviewer base, assist with the peer-review process for submitted manuscripts, promote the journal to their networks and regions, as well as help to advise on the strategic direction of the journal. 

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 such as Editorial Board members
  • Someone who will act as spokesperson for JBS in public forums, meetings, and conferences

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief, please forward your CV, a cover letter, and a vision statement to Managing Editor, Bailey Young at bailey.young@taylorandfrancis.com by

April 19th, 2019

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
  • You are welcome to comment on the current Aims & Scope and Editorial Board, identifying any changes or improvements you would seek to make.

We will be looking to conduct interviews in the weeks following the April 19th deadline, and the position will start on January 1st, 2020.

Petroleum Science and Technology

Petroleum Science and Technology serves as a forum for the science and technology of petroleum by publishing articles that explore the scientific and processing aspects of petroleum. We are keen to support authors with research that looks at the character, properties, science, and processing of: Heavy oil processing Tar sand and tar sand bitumen technology Bitumen science and technology Asphalt - especially the production and properties with a focus on how the properties affect asphalt performance

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