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Recruiting for Editor-in-Chief

Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Deadline
17 March 2023

About the role

Critical Reviews in Food Science & Nutrition is a well-established reviews journal, that has been in publication for over fifty years, and is ranked 6th in the Food Science & Technology category in Journal Citation Reports.

Critical Reviews in Food Science & Nutrition is an authoritative source of critical viewpoints on current technology, food science, and human nutrition, and aims to address issues of national and international concern, especially to food scientists, nutritionists, and health professionals.

As our long-standing Editor, Fergus M. Clydesdale (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) has decided to retire at the end of 2023, we are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with the passion to continue its excellence and drive the journal forwards serving the food science and nutrition academic, government and industrial communities.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Editorial oversight and decision-making on all submissions. Ensuring that all submissions are processed within the agreed ‘turn around times’ and provide constructive feedback to authors.
  • Gathering feedback from the academic community (reviewers) and Associate Editors to inform the decision-making process.
  • Lead and support an editorial team approach to the implementation of strategic development initiatives
  • Lead regular Editorial Board meetings ensuring that the editorial team and board members to ensure they are up to date on the journal’s performance, policies, and publishing strategy
  • Ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to industry best practices as closely as possible
  • Periodically proposing (and assessing any received proposals) special issues or collections around a themes of interest to the journal’s community.
  • Working with publisher’s commissioning and editorial support staff to attract work from a growing network of both new and established researchers
  • Collaborate with the publisher on appropriate handling for ethics queries (in line with COPE and ICMJE guidance)

This role will involve daily monitoring of all submissions, assignments, and tasks; is target driven; and can be flexible to suit the candidate and their time zone.  Training will be provided and there will be an agreed handover with the outgoing Editor to ensure seamless transition.

Taylor & Francis will provide a stipend to cover Editor expenses.

The role is for an initial term of three years. We expect the candidate to formally start in this role from January 1st 2024, with a transitional phase to be agreed with the outgoing Editor during 2023.

About the journal

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Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition  is an authoritative source of critical viewpoints on current technology, food science, and human nutrition.

The journal aims to thoroughly address issues of national concern, especially to food scientists, nutritionists, and health professionals.

Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition covers these topics as they relate to nutrition, functional foods, food safety, and food science and technology. Research areas may include:

  • Diet and disease
  • Antioxidants
  • Allergenicity and food coloring
  • Microbiological concerns
  • Flavor chemistry
  • The role of nutrients and their bioavailability
  • Pesticides
  • Toxic chemicals and regulation
  • Risk assessment and food safety
  • New food products/ingredients and technologies

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Key Skills and Attributes

If you are interested in applying, please consider the skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful candidate:

  • Active senior researcher in the Food Science and/or Nutrition research sphere, with an understanding of research and publishing ethics
  • Strong personal networks within the Food Science and/or Nutrition communities
  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit high quality submissions
  • Strong organisational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner to agreed ‘turn around times’
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues
  • Experience acting as a peer reviewer for journals in the field

Not essential but highly desirable:

  • Previous experience as an Editor, Associate Editor or Editorial Board member for a journal in the field would be a distinct advantage

The role is for an initial term of three years. We expect the candidate to formally start in this role from January 1st 2024, with a transitional phase to be agreed with the outgoing Editor during 2023.

 

Application Instructions

Applications must include:

  1. Your resume or C.V.
  2. A letter detailing your interest and suitability for the role of Editor-in-Chief

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Taylor & Francis will judge each on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate.  Interviews will be held by telephone or Microsoft Teams.

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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.

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