Co-Editors-in-Chief needed for

Journal of American College Health

31 August 2024

About the role

Journal of American College Health is currently recruiting for two Co-Editors-in-Chief. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in college health, 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.

The Co-Editors-in-Chief will also need to collaborate with the affiliated society, the American College Health Association (ACHA). They will need to work together to process new submissions, recruit reviewers and editorial board members, and work to maintain a healthy backlog of submissions.

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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The journal publishes research on health in higher education institutions, focusing on preventive medicine, community health, mental health, pharmacy and sports medicine.


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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:

  • Only candidates with an academic career in college health will be considered.
  • 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 rigor 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 January 1, 2025.

There will be a transition period of several months with the outgoing Editor-in-Chief. The incoming Editor-in-Chief will receive training on the ScholarOne site from Taylor & Francis.

Application Instructions

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 your Co-Editor, the Editorial Board, and the Associate Editors;
  • How you would maintain the quality of submissions;
  • How you would recruit reviewers and improve the timing of the submission process;
  • How you would work with authors.

For any questions, please contact Melody Baker at [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.