Recruiting for Editorial Board Members

Infectious Diseases

29 September 2023

About the role

Infectious Diseases is currently recruiting for editorial board members. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in infectious diseases and who also has the commitment, drive and ability to help develop the journal. As part of this role, you will be responsible for assisting the editors and society with journal initiatives, sharing your expertise, providing the occasional peer review report, and attending an annual or twice-yearly board meeting.

We are especially interested in diversifying our editorial board beyond the Nordic region.

Becoming an editorial board member 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.

You'll also be provided with a gratis online subscription to the journal.

About the journal

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Infectious Diseases (formerly Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases) is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles on all aspects of human infection, including pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases, and also on medical microbiology and epidemiology.

The journal will consider original articles, brief reports, reviews, and letters to the editor. Only exceptionally will Infectious Diseases accept single case reports for publication.

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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 month to the role, and to attend Editorial Board meetings and training sessions as needed.
  • 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 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.


The role will formally begin from October or November 2023.

Application Instructions

A Role Profile for the Editorial Board Member 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, including ideas for developing the journal
  • How you would work in partnership with the Editorial team and the Publisher

For any questions or the role profile, please contact the portfolio manager at [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.

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