Recruiting for Section Editors, Editorial Board Members and Reviewers

Cogent Gerontology

30 November 2023

About the role

Cogent Gerontology is currently recruiting Section Editors for each of the following sections:

  • Dementia
  • Chronic and Acute Health Conditions
  • Healthcare Services
  • Psychosocial Issues in Older Adults
  • Employment and Retirement
  • Intergenerational Relationships

This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in the field of gerontology and geriatrics, and expertise in one of the areas listed above. 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 successful candidate will also have the commitment, drive and ability to lead on the strategic development of their section.

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 welcome applications for Editorial Board Member and Peer Reviewers as well.

About the journal

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Cogent Gerontology is an international, interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal, publishing content related to the field of gerontology and geriatrics. The journal’s broad scope enables us to reach multiple disciplines and communities, thus facilitating dialogue and connections in a number of topic areas. We consider original research articles, brief reports, case reports, registered reports, and review articles from researchers, clinicians, practitioners and policy makers in the following broad areas:

1. Disparities and Inequities with Age
2. Public Policy, Ethics, and Aging
3. The Aging Services Network
4. Dementia
5. Chronic and Acute Health Conditions
6. Nutrition and Aging
7. Healthcare Services
8. Environment, Housing and Technology
9. Psychosocial Issues in Older Adults
10. Employment and Retirement
11. Intergenerational Relationships
12. Special Populations

The journal has recently been launched together with its co-founders and Editors-in-Chief, Judith L. Howe, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Anthony Pak-Hin Kong, The University of Hong Kong.

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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 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 February 2024.

Application Instructions

A Role Profile for the Section Editor role 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.

We only require a CV for Editorial Board Member or Reviewer applications.

For any questions or the role profile, please contact Catherine MacKenzie - [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.