Recruiting for Editor-in-Chief

Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry

15 October 2023

About the role

Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry is currently recruiting for an Editor-in-Chief. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in metabolic research and metabolic diseases, 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.

Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary platform which looks to integrate major findings in the field of metabolism research. The journal has a special emphasis on the control of energy homeostasis, including the pathogenesis and putative therapy of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and lipid and cardiovascular disorders.

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 intends to connect the practical execution of metabolism research with a broader discussion on the way in which we perform and report metabolism research currently and how we should do so in the future. To that end, Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry strongly encourages the submission of manuscripts discussing key principles and their underlying foundations in (metabolism) research, which often remain unrecognized or neglected. This includes the benefits, problems, alternatives and integrative approaches with regard to hypothesis-driven research, big data science, animal models for metabolic diseases, presentation and communication of knowledge, driving forces for scientific progress (e.g. papers, funding).

Manuscripts reporting predominantly correlative findings as well as studies investigating the effects of natural products or xenobiotics on cells and animals will be considered only if they contribute to major improvements in the prediction, diagnosis, monitoring, therapy and prevention of metabolic diseases or to a better understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms.

There is no fee to publish in the journal, but authors can choose to publish their manuscript Gold Open Access.

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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:

  • 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.

Role profile:

  • The Editor-in-Chief is the principal editor and head of the journal. They have ultimate responsibility for the content published in the journal and its overall strategy.
  • The Editor-in-Chief make all final decisions, considering the reviewer reports, as well as their own review of the paper. Articles should be accepted or rejected in line with the journal’s acceptance criteria.
  • They are the first point of call for queries from the Associate Editors and Editorial Board.
  • The journal’s turn-around-times and the editorial board are also their ultimate responsibility.
  • The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for ensuring adherence to journal policy.
  • It is expected that the Editor-in-Chief acts as an ambassador for Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry and will collaborate with the Publisher in advocating for the journal, including raising the profile of the journal within appropriate networks.
  • It is expected that the Editor-in-Chief collaborates with the Publisher in feeding directly into development initiatives.
  • The Editor in Chief is responsible for investigating all ethics issues, working alongside the Publisher.
  • The Editor in Chief is encouraged to submit articles to Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry, for review by a relevant Associate Editor.
  • The Editor-in-Chief is required to complete the Publication Ethics training modules, shared by the Publisher.

The role will formally begin from 1st January 2024.

The successful candidate will be expected to meet with the outgoing Editor-in-Chief ahead of the formal start date to discuss the transition and handover process.

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 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 Rebecca Hogg ([email protected])


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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