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Recruiting for Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board Members and Peer Reviewers

Journal of Translational Research

26 June 2023

About the role

Journal of Translational Research (working title) is currently recruiting for an Editor-in-Chief. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in any area of translational research, and who 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 and work together with Taylor & Francis to promote the submission of quality articles in scope for the journal.

Journal of Translational Research is a brand new, fully Open Access journal that will launch at the end of 2023. Your role as Editor-in-Chief will include curating the editorial board, shaping the aims and scope, commissioning initial submissions, building a reliable reviewer pool, and promoting the journal to your networks.

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.

We also welcome Editorial Board Member and Peer Reviewer applications.

About the journal

Journal of Translational Research is a new title that will welcome submission of all articles that report scientific discoveries that can translate into the improvement of human health and well-being. The journal will have central focus areas around the greatest challenges facing human health, including cancer, neurodegeneration and infectious diseases.

We will regularly publish calls for papers within focus areas to connect researchers from different disciplines and regions who share similar goals, bringing together their ideas and perspectives to support the fastest possible knowledge transfer.

We look forward to shaping our focus areas with the Editor-in-Chief and their Editorial Board.

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.
  • Experience with working effectively with independent peer reviewers.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the open access publishing environment.

A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal

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 where this journal fits within it.
  • How would you work in partnership with the Editorial Board and any Associate or Section Editors?
  • What is your plan to build the journal from the ground up in terms of submissions, board members, reviewer pool, and indexing services?
  • How would you work with authors?


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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