Associate Editor needed for

Food and Agricultural Immunology

Deadline
18 July 2024

About the role

Food and Agricultural Immunology is currently recruiting for an Associate Editor. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in immunological research with applications in food, agricultural, environmental and veterinary science, and who also has the commitment, drive and ability to help develop the journal. As part of this role, you will be responsible for the oversight and administration of a rigorous and proper peer review process that delivers an agreed amount of content of suitable scope and quality within an agreed publication timeframe.

About the journal

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Food and Agricultural Immunology is an international open access journal publishing immunological research with applications in food, agricultural, environmental and veterinary science.

Food and Agricultural Immunology aims to expand our understanding of the interactions at the interface of food and immune systems. It is essential reading for food scientists, immunologists and all those concerned with the interaction between food and immune systems.

Food and Agricultural Immunology covers the following topics:

  • Development of diagnostic systems – all types of ligand-based assays, e.g. antibody, aptamer
  • Application of ligand-based assays for the detection or identification of molecules of interest in food science, agricultural research, veterinary investigations and clinical systems relating to food allergy or sensitivity to agricultural chemicals
  • Effects of food on the immune system
  • Studies on allergy and allergic reactions and investigations into food allergies
  • Development of allergen-free food systems
  • Development of novel assay formats
  • Applications of assay systems to the monitoring of food items in relation to safety and labelling
  • Food quality issues, e.g. speciation, adulteration and contamination
  • Comparisons between different analytical techniques and the use of immunological techniques and methods

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Key Skills and Attributes

  • Experience in academic publishing and familiarity with all stages of the process.
  • The capacity to devote time each week to the role, and to attend Editorial Board meetings and training sessions as needed.
  • The ability to ensure all submitted manuscripts are considered in a prompt, consistent and professional manner.
  • The ability to confidently use an online peer review management system and ensure members of the editorial team do the same.
  • Experience with working effectively with independent peer reviewers.
  • The ability to read, summarize, and make decisions based on independent reviewer reports.
  • A commitment to communicating promptly, consistently, and professionally with authors during the peer review process.
  • A commitment to engaging promptly and efficiently with Taylor & Francis staff and suppliers to implement necessary processes and improvements.
  • A strong commitment to ethical rigour as well as knowledge of the COPE guidelines and commitment to ensure that the journal adheres to strict ethical standards at all times.
  • A willingness to proactively lead the journal’s Editorial Board, to include arranging and leading Editorial Board meetings.
  • A proven track record as a key opinion leader and known figure within your academic discipline.
  • Actively involved in growing and developing your academic networks through conference attendance and experience of networking through social media.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the open access publishing environment.
  • A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal

Application Instructions

A Role Profile for the Associate Editor is available on request. Applications should include your CV, a Cover Letter and a Vision Statement. Your Vision Statement should be no longer than 1 page and include:
  • 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.
For any questions or the role profile, please contact Rachel Alfiero ([email protected])

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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.