Editor needed for

International Reviews in Physical Chemistry

Deadline
18 April 2024

About the role

International Review in Physical Chemistry is currently recruiting for an EDITOR. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in physical 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.

The International Review in Physical Chemistry is a key review journal in physical chemistry that was founded by David Buckingham, John Meurig Thomas, and Brian Thrush in 1981. Since 1990 it has been edited in turn by David Clary, Tim Zwier and Jeremy Hutson, with Jan Verlet joining in 2018. The current impact factor of the journal is 7.48.

The journal pioneered a new format in physical chemistry by inviting reviews from leading scientists to focus predominantly on their own research, bringing together several primary works into a stand-alone body, while also offering a broader perspective and placing the work in the context of the broader scientific literature. There are now many journals that provide perspectives and reviews in the same spirit as the International Review in Physical Chemistry.

We now wish to strengthen the journal through an expanded editorial team. Our aim is to grow and enhance the journal’s reach into all corners of physical chemistry while remaining true to the journal’s ethos. The vacancies offer an opportunity to shape the future of the journal and serve the scientific community by building a wider-ranging forum for frontier research in physical chemistry.

Job Description
You will be part of a small team of about 5 academic Editors, supported by a team from the publishers, Taylor & Francis. The core responsibilities of an editor are to: solicit topical reviews from physical chemists of international standing, manage the refereeing process, make decisions on acceptance of reviews and liaise with the production team. Editors will also be expected to help develop the journal’s strategy, and to promote the journal whenever possible. There will be remuneration for the role that will be in part contingent on the papers handled within a publication year. The role will be for 5 years and may be renewed thereafter.

About the journal

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International Reviews in Physical Chemistry publishes review articles describing frontier research areas in physical chemistry. Internationally renowned scientists describe their own research in the wider context of the field. The articles are of interest not only to specialists but also to those wishing to read general and authoritative accounts of recent developments in physical chemistry, chemical physics and theoretical chemistry. The journal appeals to research workers, lecturers and research students alike.

Peer Review Policy
All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor. If found suitable for further consideration, papers are subject to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Detailed instructions for authors can be found here.

Publishing Ethics
The Journal adheres to the highest standards of publishing ethics, with rigorous processes in place to ensure this is achieved. Taylor & Francis is a member of Committee of Publications Ethics (COPE) and utilises CrossCheck for all Journals. More information on our ethical standards and policies can be found here: http://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/ethics-for-authors/

Readership
Specialists and generalists in research, industry and teaching who wish to keep abreast of recent advances in physical chemistry and chemical physics.

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Key Skills and Attributes

Person Specification
We are looking for enthusiastic physical chemists who lead independent research groups, have extensive experience of publishing high-quality science and are regular invitees to international conferences in their subject. We are particularly keen to broaden the reach of the journal to areas of physical chemistry including:

  • biophysical chemistry;
  • electrochemistry;
  • atmospheric, environmental, and astrochemistry;
  • surface and interfacial chemistry;
  • soft-matter chemistry;
  • energy, photonic, and low-dimensional materials chemistry.

We expect that that a successful candidate will have a substantial international standing in the community as evidenced by the following attributes:

  • research group leader
  • invitations to speak at significant international conferences
  • h-index not less than 25 (Web of Science)

We hope to achieve a diverse editorial team that is balanced across subject areas and geography.
We are particularly keen to hear from underrepresented groups.

Application Instructions

Job Description
You will be part of a small team of about 5 academic Editors, supported by a team from the publishers, Taylor & Francis. The core responsibilities of an editor are to: solicit topical reviews from physical chemists of international standing, manage the refereeing process, make decisions on acceptance of reviews and liaise with the production team. Editors will also be expected to help develop the journal’s strategy, and to promote the journal whenever possible. There will be remuneration for the role that will be in part contingent on the papers handled within a publication year. The role will be for 5 years and may be renewed thereafter.

Application process
The selection of new editors will be managed and conducted by the current Editors, Prof. Jeremy Hutson and Prof. Jan Verlet, in consultation with the current Editorial Board and the Publishers. Informal enquiries can be sent to either Jeremy Hutson or Jan Verlet. Application should be sent directly to Jan Verlet ([email protected]) and should include:

  • curriculum vitae including a link to research website;
  • complete publication list;
  • brief statement outlining your reasons for interest and the ways you believe your skills can contribute to the success of the journal.

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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.