Call for Editor-in-Chief
About the Role:
Would you like to be the Editor-in-Chief of Platelets?
Taylor & Francis is seeking applications for a new Editor-in-Chief or Co-editors-in-Chief of Platelets (2019 Impact Factor 3.378)!
Qualified candidates will possess an academic background in platelet- and megakaryocyte-related research, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is a significant role, with high profile.
The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. He, or she, will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Editors to ensure a seamless transition.
Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role. Taylor & Francis will also organize regular board meetings, and we will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilises an online editorial office system, ScholarOne. Training can be arranged.
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.
About the Journal
Platelets provides the opportunity for contributors and readers across scientific disciplines to engage with new information about blood platelets. The journal’s Methods section aims to improve standardization between laboratories and to help researchers replicate difficult methods. Research areas include:
- Platelet function
- Biochemistry including signal transduction
- Genetics of platelet function disorders
- Pharmacology and therapeutics
- Interaction with other cells in the blood vessel wall
- The contribution of platelets and platelet-derived products to health and disease
The journal currently publishes eight issues, online and in print, and offers authors the opportunity to publish their research as Open Access. Moving the journal to Open Access only is being considered.
Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:
- 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 colleagues such as Associate Editors
- This position is also available as a co-editorship – we require one application from the two co-editors.
The role will formally begin from January 2023 with a prior year of transition.
Submitting your Application
If you would like to apply for the position of Editor, please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to Arianne Groski [email protected], Portfolio Manager. Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:
- 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
Applications are due by June 30, 2021. All applications will be reviewed in July 2021, and applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview with the portfolio manager and current Editors-in-chief in late Summer/early Fall.
Platelets is an international, peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of platelet- and megakaryocyte-related research. Platelets provides the opportunity for contributors and readers across scientific disciplines to engage with new information about blood platelets. The journal’s Methods section aims to improve standardization between laboratories and to help researchers replicate difficult methods.