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Recruiting for Editor in Chief

Climate Policy

21 April 2023

About the role

Climate Policy is currently recruiting for an Editor in Chief. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in climate policy, adaption and mitigation, 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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Climate Policy is a world-leading peer-reviewed academic journal, publishing high quality research and analysis on all aspects of climate policy, including mitigation and adaptation.

Climate Policy aims to make high-quality research accessible and relevant, not only to academics, but also to policymakers and practitioners. The journal provides a platform for new ideas, innovative approaches and research-based insights that can help advance an effective response to climate change in practice.

Climate Policy covers the following topics:

  • Adaptation, mitigation, governance, and negotiations
  • Policy design, implementation and impact
  • Economic, social and political issues at stake in responding to climate change
  • Implementation of transformational policies, strategies and approaches aimed at achieving low-emissions and climate-resilient development

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Key Skills and Attributes

  • 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.

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter by 21 April 2023.  The cover letter should briefly outline the candidate(s) motivations for applying, and their relevant skills, expertise and experience. In addition, candidates should outline their vision for the future of Climate Policy Journal.  Prospective candidates are also welcome to contact Matthew Warke ([email protected]) for an informal discussion on the role.  


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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