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Call for Editor-in-Chief

Contemporary Nurse
Deadline: 15th April 2022

About the Role

Contemporary Nurse is seeking applications for the appointment of an Editor-in-Chief. The successful candidate should have an academic background in professional nursing practice, with a robust knowledge of current trends, challenges, and opportunities for the discipline. This is an exciting period of change that requires a passionate nursing leader to shape the future direction of the journal. It is a significant role, with high profile, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.

    Role Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will:

    • Responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions;

    • Authority to accept articles following successful peer review;

    • Ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

    There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Editor-in-Chief to ensure seamless transition.

    EDITOR-IN-CHIEF QUALIFICATIONS
    Required qualifications:
    • Someone who is active in the nursing 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 including Managing Editors and Editorial Board members.

    Submitting your Application

    Applications shall include:

    • Your CV

    • Cover letter

    • Your Vision Statement

      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 and reviewers..

      All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate. Within this context, the following diversity statement will apply. Contemporary Nurse is committed to equity and diversity and welcomes applications from all scholars, minorities, scholars from underrepresented groups, scholars at all ranks and career stages, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
      Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses.

      Contemporary Nurse is an international peer-reviewed journal designed to increase nursing skills, knowledge and communication, assist in professional development and to enhance educational standards by publishing stimulating, informative and useful articles on a range of issues influencing professional nursing research, teaching and practice. Contemporary Nurse is a forum for nursing educators, researchers and professionals who require high-quality, peer-reviewed research on emerging research fronts, perspectives and protocols, community and family health, cross-cultural research, recruitment, retention, education, training and practitioner perspectives.

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