Co-Editor needed for

International Journal of Cast Metals Research

Deadline
01 March 2024

About the role

International Journal of Cast Metals Research is currently recruiting for a Co-Editor. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in the science and engineering of cast metals, solidification and casting processes. The co-editor must have 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 co-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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The International Journal of Cast Metals Research is devoted to the dissemination of peer reviewed information on the science and engineering of cast metals, solidification and casting processes. Assured production of high integrity castings requires an integrated approach that optimises casting, mould and gating design; mould materials and binders; alloy composition and microstructure; metal melting, modification and handling; dimensional control; and finishing and post-treatment of the casting. The Journal reports advances in both the fundamental science and materials and production engineering contributing to the successful manufacture of fit for purpose castings.

Coverage encompasses all casting technologies and includes, but is not limited to:

  • Computer aided design
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Novel and net shape casting technologies
  • Mouldmaking, mould materials and binders
  • Mould and gating design
  • Melting and liquid metal treatment and transport
  • Modelling and simulation of metal flow and solidification
  • Casting alloy design and modification
  • Control of nucleation, solidification and microstructure
  • Mechanical properties and service performance
  • Post-casting treatments: machining, heat treatment, sealing, surface modification
  • Quality control and non-destructive testing
  • Process automation and robotics
  • Safety and environmental issues, including energy conservation

Peer Review Policy

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor. If found suitable for further consideration, papers are subject to peer review by independent, anonymous expect referees. All peer-review is single anonymized.

Publishing Ethics

The journal adheres to the highest standards of publishing ethics, with rigorous processes in place to ensure this is achieved. Taylor & Francis is a member of Committee of Publications Ethics (COPE) and utilises CrossCheck for all Journals.

More information on our ethical standards and policies can be found here: http://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/ethics-for-authors/

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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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

    The role will formally begin from 15 March 2024

Application Instructions

A Role Profile for the 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 [email protected]

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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.