Associate Editor in the area of Qualitative Research needed for

Geriatric Pharmacology

30 June 2024

About the role

Geriatric Pharmacology is currently recruiting for an Associate Editor in the area of Qualitative Research and also for Editorial Board Members.

Becoming an Associate Editor is a great opportunity for academics with a strong research background, who also have the commitment, drive and ability to help develop a journal. As part of this role, you will be responsible for the oversight and administration of a rigorous and proper peer review process of submitted manuscripts.  You would also act as an advocate for the journal and help promote the journal to your colleagues and network and also at any conferences or events you attend.

Becoming an Associate 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 within the academic community.

About the journal

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This journal seeks research contributions that improve our understanding of how current pharmaceuticals behave in older adults and how newly developed pharmaceuticals will affect this patient group. The journal welcomes robust basic, translational, and clinical research on the development of treatments for conditions that typically affect older adults and covers topics such as omics applied to drug discovery and development, cellular and animal studies, dosage and adherence, clinical safety, deprescribing, polypharmacy, drug delivery, precision medicine, pharmacoepidemiology, and pharmacovigilance. We also welcome contributions on the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques for precision medicine, clinical studies in younger participant cohorts that have direct relevance for preventing and managing disease states in the older patient population, and qualitative studies on the use of medicine in older patients.

The journal publishes Research Articles, Review Articles (narrative and systematic reviews and meta-analyses), unique Case Reports, Patient Perspectives, Letters to the Editor, Commentaries, and Data Notes.

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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 the Associate Editor role:

  • The capacity to devote time each week to the role, and to attend Editorial Board meetings and training sessions as needed.
  • Some level of experience of the academic publishing process, either as an author, reviewer or journal Editorial Board Member
  • The ability to ensure all submitted manuscripts are considered in a prompt, consistent and professional manner.
  • The ability to read, summarize, and recommend decisions based on independent reviewer reports.
  • A commitment to communicating promptly, consistently, and professionally with authors during the peer review process.

Application Instructions

A Role Profile for Associate Editor is available on request. Applications should include your CV and a Cover Letter. In your Cover Letter please outline:

  • Whether you are applying for the Associate Editor position or to join the journal’s Editorial Board
  • Your skills and experience which make you suitable for the role.
  • Where you believe the field of geriatric pharmacology is going and how the journal can make the most of the opportunities available.

For any questions or the role profile, please contact the Portfolio Manager, Ross Laman ([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.