Current Medical Research & Opinion - Call for Editor-in-Chief

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15 January 2022

Editor-in-Chief Vacancy

Current Medical Research & Opinion (CMRO) is currently recruiting for a new Editor-in-Chief. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong clinical research and publishing background who also has the drive and ability to help develop the journal as it moves into the future.

CMRO is one of the leading original research journals published by Taylor and Francis and provides a platform for experts in a variety of therapeutic fields to share research and summarize opinions on new and emerging topics. The journal primarily publishes original as well as systematic and narrative reviews, brief reports, case reports, commentaries, and editorials.

Aims and Scope of the Journal

CMRO is a MEDLINE-indexed, international journal that publishes research focused on new and existing drugs and therapies, best practices in patient care, developments in diagnostic medicine and medical technology, and innovations in medical and scientific publishing.

The journal aims to be a platform for high-quality, ethically sound clinical research, as well as provide a forum for guidance on effective and transparent publication and communication of medical research.

CMRO welcomes clinically relevant original research and reviews, brief reports, case series, and commentaries across all therapy areas, especially research pertaining to efficacy, equivalence, and safety. The journal also focuses on research applicable to standards and practices in medical and scientific publishing. Pharmacoeconomic studies are considered if there is clear clinical relevance. Letters to the Editor and editorials should discuss articles previously published in CMRO.

Please note that CMRO does not publish Phase I, pre-clinical, and/or animal studies.

CMRO is committed to ensuring the accessibility and readability of medical and scientific literature. The journal encourages submission of plain language summaries, graphical and video abstracts, and infographics. Please see the Instructions for Authors for more information.

All manuscripts submitted to the journal are assessed for suitability by the Executive Editor; then peer-reviewed in a single-blind fashion.

If you would like to send a pre-submission enquiry regarding your manuscript’s suitability for publication, please contact CMRO’s Executive Editor, Dr. Mithi Ahmed.

Authors can publish gold open access in this journal and may choose to publish using our Accelerated Publication services.

Role Description

The position of Editor-in-Chief is an exciting, multifarious, and diverse role, requiring a broad range of skills and experience. Not only would you be responsible for supporting the Executive Editor across a range of editorial tasks, you will also ideally serve as a figurehead, promoting CMRO at conferences, society events, and within academic circles, as well as embody the Taylor & Francis ethos of rigorous scientific integrity and strict ethical awareness.

The Editor-in-Chief of CMRO will serve a term of 3 years (renewable by mutual agreement with the editorial team), of which, the first year (2022) will be a shared Co-Editor-in-Chief role with the journal's current Editor-in-Chief. From January 2023, the new Editor-in-Chief will assume this role exclusively.

The role is to provide support to the Executive Editor. This support is represented by the following responsibilities:

  • Play an active and leading role in the journal’s 50th Anniversary in 2022 by working with the Executive Editor, Editorial Board, Editorial Team, and featured authors, as well as providing ongoing commentary and discussion via the anniversary website as well as through your personal networks.

  • Assist the Executive Editor with assessing submitted manuscripts (prior to peer review), especially when expert advice is required to determine whether a manuscript is appropriate for the Journal.

  • Peer review a number of manuscripts each year and adjudicate contradictory reviewer comments for manuscripts that have been through the peer review process, advising the Editorial Team and/or manuscript authors on how to proceed with the revision process.

  • Recommend peer reviewers for manuscripts when requested.

  • Collaborate with the Editorial Team to plan Special Issues or Special Sections for the Journal—determining topics, identifying guest editors, and commissioning content (when needed).

  • Contribute editorials to the Journal each year on trending topics and support these editorials (and other key content, such as special issues, see above) with video/audio interviews and sharing content on social media platforms.

  • Participate in the journal development process, providing expert advice and recommendations for the Journal Development Plan, as well as feedback from key scientific/medical peers.

  • Act as an ambassador-at-large for the journal at events and through in-person and social media networks.

  • Assist the Editorial Team in eliciting participation from the Journal’s Editorial Board, recommend Editorial Board members, and lead Editorial Board meetings (in-person or virtual) to discuss journal development.

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.

Submitting Your Application

To apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief, please forward your CV, a covering letter, and a vision statement to the Executive Editor, Mithi Ahmed: [email protected]

Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • How you believe the medical research & publishing field is developing and what the journal must do to be a part of this development.

  • What you envision your relationship with the editorial team and editorial board being and how you would manage these partnerships.

  • How you would work to further engage authors and encourage more high-quality submissions to the journal.

  • What you believe makes an impactful piece of original research.

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