Section Editor and EMBs needed for

Journal of Translational Research

30 June 2024

About the role

Section Editors

The Journal of Translational Research is currently recruiting Section Editors for two sections – Basic Science Methods and Translational Informatics.

This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong background in translational research, and who also has the commitment, drive and ability to help develop the journal. Section Editors are the head of their section. They have overall responsibility for the content that is published in their section. In addition:

  • They are also responsible for the commissioning of articles and driving content to their section.
  • The Section Editor is responsible for curating the Editorial Board Members for within their section, ensuring that all members are appropriate for the section, and actively engaged within the journal.
  • It is expected that the Section Editor acts as an ambassador for the Journal of Translational Research and will collaborate with the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher in advocating for the journal, including raising the profile of the journal.
  • A Section Editor is expected to actively feed into the journal’s development initiatives and engage with the Publisher and Editor in Chief, attending at least two (virtual) meetings per year.
  • Section Editors will be assigned all articles submitted to their section. They are responsible for assessing submissions for suitability, rejecting those that are out of scope, not suitable or unsound. The Reviewer Selection Support team will coordinate the review process, which includes selecting and inviting suitable reviewers. The Section Editor is responsible for providing their own assessment of the paper and decision, based upon the reviewer reports received, in a timely manner.
  • The Section Editor should make all final decisions, considering the reviewer reports, as well as their own review of the paper. Articles should be accepted or rejected in line with the journal’s acceptance criteria.

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.

Editorial Board Members

The Journal of Translational Research is currently recruiting Editorial Board Members across all six of its Sections:

  • Translational Science
  • Implementation Science
  • Translational Informatics
  • Clinical Trial Study Designs
  • Basic Science Methods
  • Community Engagement

You can find the full scopes for all of the sections on the journal’s website here.

As an Editorial Board Member for the journal, you will be expected to:

  • Be an active reviewer for the journal. The journal is supported by an in-house Reviewer Selection Team, but from time to time we would expect Editorial Board Members to be called upon to provide a review, returning the review to the Editorial Office in a timely fashion.
  • Submit their own research articles and review articles to support the aims and profile of the journal. We ask Editorial Board members to consider submitting at least one manuscript a year. Editorial Board members receive a 10% APC discount, but there is no APC during the first year of publication.
  • Suggest topics or special issues, and where relevant, solicit content for the journal, helping to ensure high quality contributions.
  • Edit special issues, where these match research interests.
  • Promote the journal within their key communities.
  • Contribute to the setting of editorial policy and assist in updating the aims and scope of the journal.
  • Comment on published content and suggest future direction of the journal.
  • Assist the section editors by providing initial Editorial comments on submitted manuscripts and recommending suitable reviewers when requested to do so.
  • Maintain the ethical standards of the journal.
  • When appropriate, take part in occasional editorial board meetings.

About the journal

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Journal of Translational Research is an Open Access Journal that welcomes submissions of all articles that report scientific discoveries that can translate into the improvement of clinical medicine and human health, well-being and longevity. This journal will report on all aspects of translational research, including articles aimed at understanding and improving translational science. The journal is part of our Elevate Series.

This means that you will receive a concierge-level publishing experience, including dedicated support from our expert in-house Editorial team, with guaranteed response times of within 48 hours, an initial decision on whether your article will be peer reviewed within 5 working days, and a first decision on your research within an average of 22 working days.

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Key Skills and Attributes

Section Editors

The successful candidate will have:

  • 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 assigned manuscripts are considered in a prompt, consistent and professional manner.
  • The ability to confidently use an online peer review management system following training.
  • The ability to read, summarize, and make decisions based on independent reviewer reports.
  • 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 willingness to proactively lead the section editorial board, including collaborating with the Publisher.
  • 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.
  • Enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal.

Editorial Board Members

Editorial Board Members for the Journal of Translational Research will have the following skills and attributes:

  • Experience in academic publishing and a familiarity with all stages of the process.
  • The capacity to undertake peer review reports for the journal and attend Editorial Board meetings as required.
  • A commitment to engaging promptly and efficiently with your Section Editor.
  • 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.

Application Instructions

Further details for the Section Editor role are available upon request. Applications should include your CV, Cover Letter and a brief Vision Statement that covers how you would develop your section alongside the Publisher and aid the success of the journal. Please include in your application which Section Editor role you are applying for. Basic Science Methods or Translational Informatics – full section scopes are available here.

Editorial Board applications should include your CV and Cover Letter. Please include in your application which section you would like to join the board for - full section scopes are available here.

For any questions, please contact Rebecca Hogg ([email protected]). Please do reach out should you require any further information and I very much look forward to hearing from you and receiving your application for this exciting opportunity.


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.