Editor-in-Chief needed for

Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journal

Deadline
31 August 2024

About the role

Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journal is currently recruiting for an Editor-in-Chief. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in Environmental Sciences, 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.

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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When it comes to assessing and mitigating contaminated soils and sediments, there is no substitute for having the very latest tools, techniques and methodologies at your fingertips to help you deal with these issues efficiently and cost-effectively.

This is just the kind of essential expertise you’ll only find in Soil and Sediment Contamination . This internationally, peer-reviewed publication focuses on soil and sediment contamination from:

  • Sludges
  • Petroleum
  • Petrochemicals
  • Chlorinated hydrocarbons
  • Pesticides
  • Lead and other heavy metals

Get detailed descriptions of all the latest and most efficient offsite and in situ remediation techniques, strategies for assessing health effects and hazards, and tips for dealing with everyday regulatory and legal issues. With the state-of-the-art tools that Soil and Sediment Contamination provides, you can successfully assess, mitigate, and solve both rural and urban soil contamination problems as efficiently and economically as possible.

Receive scientific and technical information, data, and critical analysis in:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Site assessment
  • Risk assessment issues
  • Environmental fate
  • Risk management
  • Environmental modeling
  • Regulatory programs and policies
  • Remediation technologies/Corrective actions
  • Legal considerations

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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.

The role will formally begin from 1st January 2025.

Application Instructions

A Role Profile for the Editor-in-Chief is available on request. Applications should include your CV, a Cover Letter and a Vision Statement. Your Vision Statement should be no longer than 500 words 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 [email protected].

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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.