Editor-in-Chief needed for

New journal in food engineering

31 May 2024

About the role

Taylor & Francis is launching a new journal which will explore growing subjects at the interface between food, engineering, and technology.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an Editor-in-Chief with a strong academic background in food engineering to launch and shape our new journal in this field.

As part of this role, you will be responsible for the oversight and administration of a rigorous peer review process that delivers an agreed amount of content of suitable scope and quality within an agreed publication timeframe.

As this is a new launch title, the Editor-in-Chief will also be expected to provide insight into our commissioning strategy, promote the journal through their own network and suggest further development initiatives to support the viability of the new launch.

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 applications.

About the journal

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This new journal will publish original research and review papers on any subject at the interface between food, engineering and technology disciplines. We envisage this title will highlight both novel technologies and industrial solutions for the food industry.

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Key Skills and Attributes

  • 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.
  • 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, as well as 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 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.
  • 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:

  • Three steps you would take to promote and network the new launch
  • How you would commission submissions
  • How you would work in partnership with the Editorial Board

For any questions please contact [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.