Call for Editor-in-Chief

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Call for Editor-in-Chief

Seminars in Ophthalmology

31 August 2020

Taylor & Francis is looking to recruit an Editor-in-Chief for Seminars in Ophthalmology.

Role Description

We are seeking an outstanding academic researcher or practitioner with an international reputation for research excellence, a passion for communication, and ideally prior experience editing a scientific journal. They will have the opportunity to work with Taylor & Francis to help shape the future direction of Seminars in Ophthalmology, by identifying strategies to enhance its quality and reputation.

Working collaboratively with the Editorial Board and the Publisher, the successful candidate will undertake the following responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the content and quality of Seminars in Ophthalmology
  • Soliciting, receiving, and processing new contributions to the journal through the peer review system, ensuring that all reviewers and authors uphold the journal's Code of Publishing Ethics.
  • Encouraging the submission of manuscripts from both established researchers in the field and promising early career researchers
  • Providing input on all aspects of submissions from initial vetting of manuscripts to article selections for each issue
  • Review and expand the pool of reviewers as necessary, in terms of size, topic speciality, and geographical representation
  • Implementing improvements to the overall editorial structure of Seminars in Ophthalmology and interacting with board members for receipt of reviews, recommendations, decisions, etc
  • Chairing and directing editorial board meetings held annually
  • Making periodic assessments of the editorial board and recommending changes when appropriate
  • Acting as spokesperson for Seminars in Ophthalmology in public forums, meetings, and conferences
  • Developing and maintaining beneficial links with other journals and associated organizations
  • Assuring that the integrity and reputation of the journal is maintained at all times, by adhering to the publishing ethics outlined in COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making. They will have the 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 Editor-in-Chief to ensure a seamless transition, and we will provide the incoming Editor with peer review administrative support.

Taylor & Francis will provide compensation for the role. Taylor & Francis will also organize regular board meetings and will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the journal.

The anticipated start date for this role will be 1 January 2021.

Interested in applying? Here’s what we’re looking for in the successful applicant:

  • Active in the community, with strong networks
  • Confidence, and the ability 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
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues
  • A published author and prior experience as a reviewer
  • Previous editorial experience, which could include membership of a journal editorial board or acting as a special issue guest editor
  • Experience using online submission systems
  • The successful candidate must be able to assess the scientific merit of research papers, provide editorial direction, and stay abreast of and discuss scientific developments at a high level with academics and practitioners during travel to conferences.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to email a CV and vision statement for the journal to the Portfolio Manager at Taylor & Francis, Arianne Groski, by 31 August 2020.

Arianne Groski's email: [email protected]

Seminars in Ophthalmology is an established journal currently publishing its 35th volume, with an Impact Factor of 1.401 and ranking of 47/60 in the JCR Ophthalmology category. Seminars in Ophthalmology aims to publish current, clinically oriented reviews on the diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmic disorders. Each issue focuses on a single topic, with a primary emphasis on appropriate surgical techniques.

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