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Call for Editor

Would you like to be the Editor of Science and Technology of Welding and Joining?

Science and Technology of Welding and Joining is an international peer-reviewed journal covering both the basic science and applied technology of welding and joining, published by Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

We are looking for a new Editor with an active academic background in the discipline covered by the journal. Although not exclusively, we are interested in appointing an Editor with related experience in additive manufacturing that is based on welding technologies. We are looking for someone with 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.

You will be working alongside two current (founding) Editors, Dr. S.A David (Consultant, USA) and Prof. T DebRoy (Pennsylvania State University, USA). 

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding experience.  You will have the opportunity to build networks, promote research that you are passionate about and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses.

Key editorial duties

The Editor will be responsible for the development of the journal via intellectual leadership and a strategic vision using editorial best practices.

• Develop the strategy, content and scope of the journal, to enhance its quality.
• Ensure submissions are reviewed rapidly and effectively.
• Help commission the most relevant papers, reviews articles and critical assessments.
• Participate in (virtual) editorial meetings and in the judging of the journal's annual Best Paper Prize.

Person specification

The ideal candidate will have some or all of the following attributes:

• Demonstrated scholarship in the field of the journal.

• Some editorial experience.

• Active presence in the subject area of the journal.

• An understanding of research and publishing ethics.

• Institutional or company support that permits editorial activity.

• Someone who is active in the community with strong personal networks.

• Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions.

• Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner.

• The ability to foster positive working relationships with Co-Editors.


Taylor & Francis will provide an annual honorarium to support the position of Editor.

Application Procedure Applications must include:

1. A letter of interest, specifically referring to why you believe you are qualified for the role of Editor of Science and Technology of Welding and Joining.

2. A vision statement, describing how you see your role in the future development and direction of the journal (maximum of 1 side of A4):

  • 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?

3. A curriculum vitae.

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential.

Taylor & Francis will judge each on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate.

Applications will be accepted until February 15th, 2019. Phone interviews will be held in February and March 2019.


To submit your application, or for further details, please contact: Rose Worrell (Managing Editor, Materials Science) at rose.worrell@tandf.co.uk.

Science and Technology of Welding and Joining

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Language: en-US

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