Call for Editor-in-Chief
Would you like to be Editor-in-Chief of Fly?
Fly is the first international peer-reviewed journal to focus on Drosophila research. Fly covers a broad range of biological sub-disciplines, ranging from developmental biology and organogenesis to sensory neurobiology, circadian rhythm and learning and memory, to sex determination, evolutionary biology and speciation. We strive to become the “go to” resource for every researcher working with this model organism by providing a forum where the specific interests of the Drosophila community can be discussed. With the advance of molecular technologies that enable researchers to manipulate genes and their functions in many other organisms, Fly also encourages submissions where other insect model systems are used to investigate important biological questions.
We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with a strong academic background and a genuine passion for the subject to work collaboratively with the journal’s wider Editorial Board. It is a significant role, with a high profile, but one that is achievable within a busy working academic timetable.
The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. They will have authority to accept articles following peer review and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.
Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover journal-related expenses and will supply annual reports on the performance of the Journal. Fly utilises an online editorial office system, Editorial Manager; training on the use of this system can be provided.
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 are looking for in the 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 Associate Editors
Submitting your Application
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 Francesca.Everard@tandf.co.uk. 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
The closing date for applications is the 31st March 2019.
Aims & Scope: Fly is the first international peer-reviewed journal to focus on Drosophila research. Fly covers a broad range of biological sub-disciplines, ranging from developmental biology and organogenesis to sensory neurobiology, circadian rhythm and learning and memory, to sex determination, evolutionary biology and speciation