Recruiting for Editor-in-Chief
About the role
We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with a well-established academic background in medical ethics or neuroscience to lead the editorial team of AJOB Neuroscience. Founded in 2010, AJOB Neuroscience provides a comprehensive resource for scholars, practitioners, and others interested in ethics and the brain sciences.
Operating in conjunction with the field-leading American Journal of Bioethics and AJOB Empirical Bioethics, AJOB Neuroscience’s goal is to inspire and inform research and writing across disciplines through target articles, peer commentary, book reviews, qualitative research, and other innovative formats. The journal is also supported by the Bioethicstoday.net website, which hosts a regular blog.
Becoming the Editor-in-Chief of a journal offers a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will be responsible for driving the status and reputation of the journal forwards. It offers the opportunity to use and build upon your own networks to promote research that puts the journal at the forefront of its field.
The successful candidate will work with the Managing Editor to oversee the workflow of papers, including making final decisions on papers and assigning manuscripts to Associate Editors. They will also assist with the appointment of any new editorial board members and, more broadly, act as an ambassador for the journal.
AJOB Neuroscience also has an affiliation with the International Neuroethics Society (INS) and the Editor-in-Chief will be expected to help foster this connection.
The Journal utilises an online editorial office system to manage submissions via Scholar One.
About the journal
AJOB Neuroscience provides a comprehensive resource for scholars, practitioners, and others interested in ethics and the brain sciences. We interpret the scope of the field broadly, and seek wide-ranging contributions exploring the ethical, social and legal dimensions of neuroscience.
Our goal is to inspire and inform research and writing across disciplines through target articles, peer commentary, book reviews, qualitative research, and other innovative formats.
As a primary resource in the field, AJOB Neuroscience publishes announcements, career opportunities, and the latest news and developments in the discipline.
Key Skills and Attributes
Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:
- Someone who is active in the medical community
- With the confidence to engage with the editorial board, authors, reviewers and researchers
- Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner
- The ability to foster positive working relationships with the Associate Editors
If you would like to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief, please forward your CV and a covering letter to Lucy Pritchard, Portfolio Manager for Medicine & Health Journals, via the link below.
Your covering letter should be no longer than two pages and should address:
- Your interests and expertise within ethics and the brain sciences
- Your understanding of the publishing process and your contribution
- How you would work in partnership with the editorial board
- How you would work with authors and reviewers
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.