Recruiting for Associate Editors, Editorial Board Members, and Reviewers
Cybernetics and Systems
About the role
Cybernetics and Systems is currently recruiting for Associate Editors. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in Cybernetics, and who also has the commitment, drive and ability to help develop the journal. As part of this role, you will be responsible for assisting the Editorial Team of the journal with the 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. You will provide support in reviewing papers when invited, and advise the journal on its strategy, including commissioning ideas and ways the journal can better serve its community.
We also welcome Editorial Board Member and Peer Reviewer applications.
About the journal
Cybernetics and Systems aims to share the latest developments in cybernetics and systems to a global audience of academics working or interested in these areas. We bring together scientists from diverse disciplines and update them in important cybernetic and systems methods, while drawing attention to novel useful applications of these methods to problems from all areas of research, in the humanities, in the sciences and the technical disciplines. Showing a direct or likely benefit of the result(s) of the paper to humankind is welcome but not a prerequisite.
We welcome original research that:
- Improves methods of cybernetics, systems theory and systems research
- Improves methods in complexity research
- Shows novel useful applications of cybernetics and/or systems methods to problems in one or more areas in the humanities
- Shows novel useful applications of cybernetics and/or systems methods to problems in one or more scientific disciplines
- Shows novel useful applications of cybernetics and/or systems methods to technical problems
- Shows novel applications in the arts
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 manuscripts assigned to you are considered in a prompt, consistent and professional manner.
- The ability to confidently use an online peer review management system.
- 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, reviewers and the Editorial Team of the journal.
- 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.
- 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.
All applications should include your CV and for the Associate Editor role a Cover Letter.
Apply via the link below.
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.