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Recruiting for Editor-in-Chief, Section Editors, Editorial Board Members and Peer Reviewers

Medical and Biological Mathematics

31 March 2023

About the role

An Editor-in-Chief is required for a new launch fully Open Access journal covering medical and biological mathematics. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in medical and/or biological mathematics, 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-in-Chief of a new launch journal is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the development of associated fields and foster collaborations among mathematicians and experts within medicine and biology.

You will be responsible for the commissioning of articles and special issues and for appointing an Editorial Board that will establish the journal’s reputation and share in its success and prosperity.

This role should be 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 are also seeking to appoint Section Editors, Editorial Board Members and Peer Reviewers for the journal.

This will be up to the Editor-in-Chief to appoint and formalize the Editorial Board structure but your details will be considered by the successful candidate in due course. Click the apply button to register your application.

About the journal

Medical and Biological Mathematics is a new fully Open Access journal we are launching in 2023. The journal will encourage submissions from the very broad areas of medical and biological mathematics and associated fields, appealing to both mathematicians and domain experts across biology and medicine

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.
  • A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal.
  • Experience in academic publishing and familiarity with all stages of the process.
  • The capacity to devote time each week to the role whether that be proactively commissioning articles and special issues, ensuring submitted manuscripts are considered in a prompt, consistent and professional manner, or arranging Editorial Board meetings and attending training sessions as needed.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 commitment to engaging promptly and efficiently with Taylor & Francis staff and suppliers to implement necessary processes and improvements.
  • Actively involved in growing and developing your academic networks through conference attendance and experience of networking through social media.

We envisage the role will begin on 1st October 2023.

Application Instructions

Applications for Editor-in-Chief should include your CV, a Cover Letter and a Vision Statement.

Your Vision Statement should be no longer than 1 page and include:

  • A draft Aims and Scope for the journal (no more than 300 words).
  • Where you believe the journal would sit within the publishing ecosystem and what would differentiate it from related titles.
  • How you would structure the Editorial Board and some names you would consider inviting.
  • How you would encourage submissions in the journal’s first years.

Once you have submitted your application, Taylor & Francis may then contact you to arrange a call and discuss this role further with you.

Deadline: 31 March 2023


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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