Editor-in-Chief needed for

International Journal of Food Properties

30 June 2024

About the role

International Journal of Food Properties is a fully open-access journal publishing research related to food properties. Research published in the journal is relevant to food scientists, technologists, and engineers.

At the heart of the Journal Editor’s role is oversight and administration of a rigorous and proper peer review process in accordance with the Taylor & Francis Editor Code of Conduct.

The role is for an initial term of three years.

We expect the candidate to formally start in this role on January 1st, 2025, with a transitional phase to be agreed with the outgoing Editor during 2024. 

About the journal

Cover image - International Journal of Food Properties

International Journal of Food Properties is a fully open-access journal publishing research related to food properties. Research published in the journal is relevant to food scientists, technologists, and engineers.

Topics covered include:

  • Measurement methods
  • Development of standards
  • Data on food properties, predictions, and applications
  • Development of food properties database and its applications in artificial intelligence

International Journal of Food Properties publishes:

  • Original Research Articles,
  • Review Articles - these are by Editorial invitation only,
  • Letters to the Editor.

The Journal operates a single-anonymized peer-review policy.

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Key Skills and Attributes

The Editor will be responsible for the following:

  • Taking initial decisions on whether each submitted article is within the Journal’s scope and is appropriate for further independent peer review.
  • Ensuring all submitted manuscripts are considered in a prompt, consistent and professional manner.
  • Securing at least two independent peer reviews from appropriate experts for all submitted manuscripts.
  • Monitoring performance to ensure fair and prompt processing of submitted papers.
  • Ensuring that authors, members of the Editorial Board, and referees/reviewers adhere to the Journal’s Guidelines on Publishing Ethics to ensure the integrity and reputation of the Journal is maintained.
  • Liaising with Associate Editors (where applicable) to ensure workload is divided fairly, that their role and responsibility is understood, and that expectations around turnaround and quality have been defined.
  • Liaising promptly with Taylor & Francis staff and suppliers to implement necessary processes and improvements to the online peer review management system.

Alongside management of the peer review process, other responsibilities of the Journal Editor include:

  • Proactively and effectively managing the Journal’s Editorial Board, including refreshing its membership periodically to ensure appropriate expertise and diversity, providing members with updates, and arranging and leading Editorial Board meetings.
  • Acting proactively on any expressions of concern or allegations of research misconduct received about content published in the Journal, assisting and working with Taylor & Francis to resolve these according to the Journal’s Guidelines on Publishing Ethics.
  • Being actively involved in subject communities, identifying emerging research trends, and awareness and understanding of major developments in the publishing industry, such as open research and Open Access.
  • Taking part in an annual review of the Journal’s performance with Taylor & Francis to set strategic development and development goals, including the Journal’s Aims & Scope.
  • Commissioning content for the Journal inlcuding planning and organizing Special Issues for the Journal.
  • Authoring Editorials.

Not essential but highly desirable: 

Previous experience as an Editor, Associate Editor, or Editorial Board member for a journal in the field would be a distinct advantage  

Application Instructions

Submitting your Application 

Applications must include:  

  1. Your resume or C.V.  
  1. A letter detailing your interest and suitability for the role of Editor-in-Chief   

Submit your application via the apply button below. For further details, please contact the Portfolio Manager, Rachel Alfiero ([email protected])     

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Taylor & Francis will judge each on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate.  Interviews will be held by telephone or Microsoft Teams.    


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.