Associate Editor needed for

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

19 August 2024

About the role

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is currently recruiting for Associate Editors with expertise in Obstetrics / Fetal Medicine. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in this field, 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.

In addition, Associate Editors act as an ambassador for the journal by:

  • Raising awareness of the journal through their networks and beyond.
  • Encouraging submissions of articles to the journal.
  • Proposing article collection topics and advising on the compilation of these.
  • Being available as a reviewer for the journal when needed.
  • Highlighting published content in the journal via networks and social media.
  • Participating in online editorial board meetings.
  • Engaging with and suggesting development initiatives for the journal.

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you have the opportunity to build your own networks, develop and promote the research in your field, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

About the journal

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Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology represents an established forum for the entire field of obstetrics and gynaecology, publishing a broad range of original, peer-reviewed papers, from scientific and clinical research to reviews relevant to practice. The scope of the journal includes general obstetrics and gynaecology, reproductive medicine, gynaecological oncology as well as breast disease. The main readership of journal are clinicians; therefore, basic science research without direct clinical impact may be beyond their interest. The journal is read widely by trainees in our specialty and we acknowledge a major role in education in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Past and present editors have recognized the difficulties that junior doctors encounter in achieving their first publications and spend time advising authors during their initial attempts at submission. The journal continues to attract a world-wide readership thanks to the emphasis on practical applicability and its excellent record of drawing on an international base of authors.

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Key Skills and Attributes

Ready to apply? Here are the skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful applicant:

  • 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 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.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the open access publishing environment.
  • A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal.

Early application is encouraged as applications will be considered as they are received and individuals appointed to the role accordingly.

Application Instructions

A Role Profile for the Associate Editor role 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:

  • Your thoughts on development direction for the journal
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions

For any questions or the role profile, please contact Catherine Cliffe - [email protected]


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.