HSBI Call for EiC

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Call for Editor-in-Chief

Biodemography and Social Biology

Deadline
4 September 2020

Would you like to be the Editor-in-Chief of Biodemography & Social Biology?

Biodemography & Social Biology is devoted to furthering the discussion, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge about biological and sociocultural forces interacting to affect the structure, health, well-being and behavior of human populations. This interdisciplinary publication features contributions from scholars in the fields of sociology, demography, public health, psychology, anthropology, biology, genetics, and others. We also publish original manuscripts that further knowledge in the area of social biology, along with brief reports and review articles.

We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with a strong academic background and publishing experience as well as the enthusiasm and vision to drive the journal forward. The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions to the journal and will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review. You will uphold the highest standards of scholarship for the journal,  and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

Taylor & Francis will support you in all aspects of the role. We provide training and support on all editorial processes and systems, including the journal online editorial office system, Scholar One Manuscripts, which manages the peer-review process. We will provide you with regular journal performance data to inform your decision-making, and offer guidance on strategic journal development, publishing ethics, and developments within the publishing landscape.

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

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. It is a significant role with a high profile, but one that we believe is compatible with an existing academic timetable.

Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Active in the scholarly community with extensive personal networks, with an eye towards recruiting Editorial Board members
  • Confident in engaging 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 authors, reviewers, editorial team members, and the in-house publishing team at Taylor & Francis

The successful candidate will be expected to assume the role from 1 January 2021.

Submitting your Application

If you wish to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief please forward your CV and a vision statement to Portfolio Manager, Gabrielle Bauman, at [email protected]. Your vision statement should be no longer than one page (and may be within the body of the email) and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is headed
  • What the challenges and opportunities for the journal are – and changes you would make to the journal to fit those opportunities
  • How you would attract high-quality authors and research
  • How you would promote the journal to the wider scholarly community

We will consider applications from individuals and from editorial teams. The closing date for applications is 4 September 2020 and interviews will be held between 7 September and 18 September 2020. Please indicate your availability for interview when you submit your application.

Biodemography and Social Biology is devoted to furthering the discussion, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge about biological and sociocultural forces interacting to affect the structure, health, well-being and behavior of human populations. This interdisciplinary publication features contributions from scholars in the fields of sociology, demography, public health, psychology, anthropology, biology, genetics, and others. Original manuscripts that further knowledge in the area of social biology are welcome, along with brief reports, and review articles.

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