Section Editors and Deputy Editors needed for

All Life

Deadline
30 June 2024

About the role

All Life is currently recruiting for Section Editors and Deputy Editors across several sections. The full list of roles currently available on All Life can be found below:

  • Section Editor – Bioengineering & Biotechnology
  • Deputy Editor – Bioengineering & Biotechnology
  • Section Editor – Computational Life Sciences, Bioinformatics and System Biology
  • Deputy Editor – Computational Life Sciences, Bioinformatics and System Biology
  • Section Editor – Environmental Toxicology and Health
  • Deputy Editor – Epidemiology, Genetics & Genomics

These roles provide ample opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in the relevant field, and who also has the commitment, drive and ability to help develop the journal. As part of these roles, you will be responsible for making editorial decisions on a subset of manuscripts submitted to the section, delivering content of suitable scope and quality for publication within an agreed timeframe.

Section Editors are the head of their section. They are responsible for contributing to and executing journal strategy in collaboration with the Editor-in-Chief, Executive Editor and Portfolio Manager; provide leadership and guidance to Deputy Editors and the Editorial Board for their section; and should take a lead in the commissioning of new articles for their section.

Deputy Editors support the Section Editor and Editor-in-Chief in setting and executing journal strategy and should take an active role in the commissioning of new articles for their section.

All roles will be supported with appropriate training by a number of expert in-house teams at Taylor & Francis responsible for initial checking of papers and inviting of reviewers. 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.

About the journal

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All Life is the home for publishing multidisciplinary reproducible life science research, led by a team of subject experts. As an international open access journal, we aim to break down siloed specialisms, bringing together all experts to foster better collaboration and information sharing across the life sciences. Publishing across 12 sections, the journal supports the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Clean Water and Sanitation, Responsible Consumption and Production, Life Below Water, and Life on Land.

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Key Skills and Attributes

Ready to apply? Here are the skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful Section Editor 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 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, to include collaborating with the Executive Editor and Portfolio Manager to lead Editorial Board meetings.
  • A proven track record as a researcher and author 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.

Here are the skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful Deputy Editor applicant:

  • Experience in academic publishing.
  • 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 proven track record as a researcher and author 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.

 

The role will begin as soon as possible allowing for sufficient systems training.

Application Instructions

Role Profiles are available on request. Applications should include your CV, a Cover Letter. Section Editor applications will also require a Vision Statement.

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

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the section’s place within it
  • How you would work in partnership with the section Editorial Board
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would uphold ethical standards

Deputy Editor Cover Letters should be no longer than 1 page and include:

  • Your suitability for the role
  • How you would work in partnership with the senior Editors
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would uphold ethical standards

For any questions or the role profile, please contact Maggie Rahmati [[email protected]].

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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.