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Recruiting for Editor-in-Chief

Ophthalmic Genetics

26 September 2022

About the role

Ophthalmic Genetics is looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background in Ophthalmology and Genetics, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is a significant role, with high profile, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. They will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. In addition, the Ophthalmic Genetics Editor-in-Chief is expected to observe and adhere to the publishing ethics outlined in the Taylor & Francis Editor Code of Conduct, which is linked to the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and T&F/Routledge Editorial Policies. There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Editor-in-Chief to ensure seamless transition.

The Publisher expects to provide an annual Editorial Stipend to contribute to expenses related to the Editor-in-Chief/Editorial Team’s activities for the Journal. Taylor & Francis will also collaborate with the Editor-in-Chief to organize regular board meetings, and we will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal.

The Publisher provides administrative and editorial support to assist with the administrative aspects of managing a journal’s ScholarOne Manuscripts website, including checking all necessary files and information have been submitted, correspondence with authors and reviewers as required on technical aspects of submitting and reviewing, and sending accepted manuscripts into our production system.

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

About the journal

Cover image - Ophthalmic Genetics

Ophthalmic Genetics accepts original papers, review articles and short communications on the clinical and molecular genetic aspects of ocular diseases. The journal invites several types of contributions divided into sections:

  • Editorial - By invitation. To be written by the Editor-in-Chief or any other member of the editorial board. Preferably deals with articles in the same issue, but may deal with unrelated subjects of importance to the readership.
  • Reviews and perspectives - Invited and uninvited reviews in ophthalmic genetics or related topics. May include synopsis of current literature on a specific topic.
  • Research reports - Original research material on the clinical and molecular genetic aspects of the ocular disorders.
  • Expedited articles - Reserved for molecular genetic studies needing prompt publication to set record of discovery.
  • Short communications/Case reports - Articles dealing with single cases. No limitations on size of manuscripts.
  • Mutation Reports - Andreas Gal, Hamburg Germany
  • Current Literature - Abstracts of articles from current literature, carefully selected and prepared by the section editor Dr. Robert Koenekoop
  • Letters to the Editor - Correspondence submitted to the editors by the readers and pertaining to published articles. Includes replies of authors.
  • Book Review
  • Calendar of events

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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Key Skills and Attributes

The Editor-in-Chief helps to achieve the journal’s mission by performing the following functions:

  • Take primary responsibility for upholding the academic and scientific quality and integrity of Ophthalmic Genetics.
  • Oversee all aspects of submission management including the screening of submissions, appointment of reviewers, editorial board members and/or Associate Editors, provision of advice to authors, and making determinations on the acceptance or rejection of manuscripts.
  • Work with the Ophthalmic Genetics editorial team and Taylor and Francis to develop the editorial strategy and direction of the journal and to act as ambassador for the journal, for example by promoting it at conferences or workshops attended by potential readers.
  • Convene meetings of the Editorial Board, as required, and maintain active correspondence with Editorial Board members.
  • Application Instructions

    Applications shall include:

    • Your CV
    • Covering Letter
    • Vision Statement

    Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

    • 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


    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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