Associate Editor needed for

Arts & Health

31 August 2024

About the role

Arts & Health is currently recruiting for a specialized Associate Editor role. This Associate Editor will focus mainly on English proficiency and will support authors from non-English speaking backgrounds in developing their manuscripts and becoming published authors.

This role is a great opportunity for an academic with strong editing skills and experience working with authors who do not speak English as a first language. The successful candidate will possess the commitment, drive and ability to help authors refine their English-language skills and proficiency.

About the journal

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Arts & Health provides a pioneering international forum for the publication of research, policy and best practice within the interdisciplinary field of arts and health. This fast-emerging field has developed in response to international interest regarding the multifarious ways in which the arts contribute to health, wellbeing, social inclusion and healthcare practice across a range of settings. The field has become an inter- and multi-disciplinary arena for those concerned with research, policy and practice initiatives, including artists, health care professionals, community workers, and researchers in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Arts & Health takes a broad-based approach in examining uses of the arts in public health, health promotion and health care. The journal publishes empirical research, policy analysis, theoretical discourse, systematic reviews and examples of best practice in the following areas:

  • Social and medical science research relevant to arts and health
  • Public policy on the role of arts in health
  • Community and public health practice through the arts
  • Health promotion and illness prevention through arts-based interventions
  • Health education supported by the arts
  • Aesthetics and design of healthcare settings and environments
  • The arts in clinical practice (including both physical and mental health)
  • Arts-based research methodologies

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Key Skills and Attributes

Ready to apply? Here are the skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Strong experience in editing and English proficiency.
  • Previous experience working with authors or students of English as a second or third language.
  • The capacity to devote time each week to the role, and to attend Editorial Board meetings and training sessions as needed.
  • The ability to confidently use an online peer review management system.
  • A commitment to communicating promptly, consistently, and professionally with authors during the peer review process.
  • 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.

The role will formally begin from September 30, 2024.

Application Instructions

Applications should include your CV and a Cover Letter. Your Cover Letter should be no longer than 1 page and include:

  • Details of your experience with editing and working with authors or researchers for whom English is not their first language
  • How you would work in partnership with the Editorial Board
  • How you would work with authors.

For any questions or the role profile, please contact the journal's Portfolio Manager at [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.