Editor-in-Chief needed for

Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity

30 June 2024

About the role

Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome & Obesity is currently recruiting for an Editor-in-Chief. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong background in diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and obesity research, and who also has the commitment, drive and ability to help develop the journal. The Editor-in-Chief is the head of the journal and will work alongside a team of decision-making Editors who have ultimate responsibility for submissions they handle in their area of expertise.

The new Editor-in-Chief will:

  • Be the head of the journal and will work closely with the Editorial team to ensure consistency in the quality of published content and the journal’s overall strategy.
  • Manage the Editorial Board, recruiting new Editorial Board Members as required.
  • Be responsible for ensuring adherence to journal policy and will work closely with the Publisher on any Ethics investigation.
  • Act as an ambassador for Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome & Obesity and will collaborate with the Publisher in advocating for the journal, including raising the profile of the journal within appropriate networks.
  • Collaborate with the Publisher in feeding directly into development initiatives. In particular, the new Editor-in-Chief will work closely with the Publisher on establishing new sections within the journal and the appointment of any new Editors to head these sections.
  • Work closely with the Publisher on commissioning strategies and will utilise their own networks where appropriate to assist with commissioning high impact articles for the journal.
  • Be expected to handle articles within their own area of expertise, assessing submissions for suitability for publication in the journal. The journal is supported by our Reviewer Selection Support team who will coordinate the review process, which includes selecting and inviting suitable reviewers. The new Editor-in-Chief will be required to provide their own assessment of the paper and decision based upon the reviewer reports received, in a timely manner.
  • Submit their own articles, where possible, which will be reviewed by a relevant member of the Editor team.

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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Specific topics covered by the journal include:

  • Pathophysiological processes underlying diabetes, obesity, or metabolic syndrome
  • Diagnosis and prognosis
  • Novel therapeutic strategies
  • Epidemiology, screening, and detection
  • Preventative measures
  • Management programs
  • Quality of life, adherence, and satisfaction
  • Comorbid disorders of the thyroid
  • Lipid metabolism disorders

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Key Skills and Attributes

The successful candidate will have:

  • 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 virtual Publisher meetings and training sessions as needed.
  • The ability to ensure all assigned manuscripts are considered in a prompt, consistent and professional manner.
  • The ability to confidently use an online peer review management system following training.
  • The ability to read, summarize, and make decisions based on independent reviewer reports.
  • A commitment to engaging promptly and efficiently with journal 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 editorial board, including collaborating with the Publisher.
  • 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.
  • Enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal.

Application Instructions

Applications should include your CV, Cover Letter and a brief Vision Statement that covers how you would work alongside the Publisher to aid the success of the journal. In particular, please focus on how you would work with the Publisher to establish Editor-led sections that cover the breadth of the field.

For any questions, please contact Rebecca Hogg ([email protected]). Please do reach out should you require any further information and I very much look forward to hearing from you and receiving your application for this exciting opportunity.


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.