Editor-in-Chief needed for

Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry

06 March 2024

About the role

Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry is currently recruiting for an Editor in Chief. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in environmental chemistry, 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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Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry is devoted to the general chemistry, environmental behaviour and fate, toxicology, and ecotoxicology of xenobiotics and natural toxins. The journal is interdisciplinary in outlook, and manuscripts published in it cover all relevant areas:

  • Inorganic chemistry – trace elements in food and the environment, metal complexes and chelates
  • Organic chemistry – environmental fate, chemical reactions, metabolites and secondary products, synthesis of standards and labelled materials
  • Physical chemistry – photochemistry, radiochemistry
  • Environmental chemistry – sources, fate, and sinks of xenochemicals, environmental partitioning and transport, degradation and deposition
  • Analytical chemistry – development and optimisation of analytical methods, instrumental and methodological advances, miniaturisation and automation
  • Biological chemistry – pharmacology and toxicology, uptake, metabolism, disposition of xenochemicals, structure-activity relationships, modes of action, ecotoxicological testing

The xenochemicals considered are organic and inorganic air, water and soil pollutants, industrial chemicals, pesticides, food additives or trace contaminants, drugs, natural toxins, radioactive materials, genetoxic compounds, persistent and/or bioaccumulative pollutants and their occurrence at eco/toxicologically relevant levels and/or doses (POP’s, PBT‘s).

Review Papers
Good, authoritative reviews on any of the aforementioned subjects from experts in universities, governments, or industry are welcome, and such manuscripts will receive priority consideration.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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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.
  • 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, including 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.
  • A willingness to actively commission high-quality and topical content with the assistance of the journal board.

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 1 page 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 Niamh Clarke ([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.