Associate Editors and Editorial Board Members needed for

Infection and Drug Resistance

30 June 2024

About the role

Infection and Drug Resistance is currently recruiting for Associate Editors and Editorial Board Members. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in immunology, pharmacology and infectious diseases, 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.

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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Infection and Drug Resistance is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that focuses on the optimal treatment of infection (bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic) and the development and institution of preventative strategies to minimize the development and spread of resistance.

The journal is characterized by the rapid reporting of high-quality original research, reviews, guidelines, expert opinions, commentary and clinical studies in all areas of infection and drug resistance.

Infection and Drug Resistance will no longer consider meta-analyses for publication.

Specific topics covered by the journal include:

  • Development of novel anti-infectives
  • Optimal use of existing anti-infectives
  • Pathogenesis and etiology of infectious disease
  • Proteomic and genomic studies in resistant organisms
  • Mechanisms of resistance development
  • Vaccine development and implementation
  • Infection control in hospitals and the community
  • Diagnosis and early detection of infection
  • Clinical management of infection
  • Clinical management of antibiotic resistance (e.g. in transplant and HIV patients)
  • Epidemiology of infection and antibiotic resistance
  • Education and prevention of drug resistance
  • Patient adherence and satisfaction

The journal does not accept study protocols. The journal will consider case reports only if they make a valuable and original contribution to the literature.

When considering submission of a paper utilizing publicly-available data authors should ensure that such studies add significantly to the body of knowledge and that they are validated using the authors’ own data through replication in an original sample.

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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 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.


The role will formally begin from July 2023.

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 the portfolio manager Jade Boyd at [email protected].

The Vision Statement and Cover Letter are not necessary for the Editorial Board Member application.


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.