Recruiting for Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board Members
About the role
Taylor & Francis are currently recruiting for an Editor-in-Chief to lead a new, open access journal focusing on geriatric pharmacology. This role is a great opportunity for an academic who has a background in research looking at how pharmaceuticals behave in older adults and how they are developed for this patient group. The ideal candidate will also have 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 founding editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will 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. The successful candidate will also receive an annual payment towards their expenses incurred in editing the journal.
You can also apply to be an Editorial Board Member.
About the journal
Taylor & Francis plan to launch a new, broad-based, peer reviewed, open access research outlet that will welcome submissions covering how pharmaceuticals behave in older adults and how they are developed for this patient group. The journal will cover topics such as dosage, adherence, clinical safety, deprescribing, polypharmacy and drug delivery.
We seek applicants who are passionate about pharmacology related research in older age groups and who are keen to help develop a new journal in this field.
Key Skills and Attributes
Ready to apply? Here are the skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful applicant:
- A proven track record as a key opinion leader and known figure within your academic discipline.
- 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.
- Experience with working effectively with independent peer reviewers.
- The ability to read, summarize, and make decisions based on independent reviewer reports.
- Knowledge of and commitment to the open access publishing environment.
- The ability to confidently use an online peer review management system and ensure members of the editorial team do the same.
- A commitment to communicating promptly, consistently, and professionally with authors, Taylor & Francis staff and suppliers during the peer review process.
- 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.
- 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.
A Role Profile for the Editor-in-Chief position 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 of geriatric pharmacology is going, and how a new journal will benefit the field
- How you would work in partnership with an Editorial Board to develop the new journal
- How you would promote the new journal and encourage submissions from international researchers
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.