Call for Editor‐in‐Chief

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Call for EditorinChief

Gut Microbes

Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

Would you like to be the Editor-in-Chief of Gut Microbes?

Taylor & Francis is seeking applications for a new Editor-in-Chief of its leading Open Access publication, Gut Microbes!

Qualified candidates for Gut Microbes’ next Editor-in-Chief will possess an academic background in gastroenterology, hepatology, and/or microbiology, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward during an exciting period of change. It is a significant, high profile role, but one that is achievable with a busy working clinician and researcher timetable.

The selected candidate will be responsible for providing 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 Editor-in-Chief to ensure seamless transition.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role. Taylor & Francis will also organize board meetings and supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the journal. The journal utilises an online editorial office system, known as Editorial Manager, for the processing of all manuscripts. (Note that submission system training can be arranged as needed following the selection period.)

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience, which will allow you to build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and become recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

About the Journal

Gut Microbes, now an Open Access journal, provides a platform for presenting and discussing cutting-edge research on all aspects of microorganisms populating the intestine. Gut Microbes brings together a multidisciplinary community of scientists working in the areas of profiling the intestinal microbiota; gastrointestinal disease; host-pathogen interactions; novel treatments and clinical trials; and the role of intestinal microbiota in health and disease.

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 may be available as a co-editorship – please note your interest in this in your application

The role will formally begin in late summer.

Submitting your Application

Interested candidates are requested to please forward a CV, cover letter, and a short vision statement to Alexa Josaphouitch, [email protected], Portfolio Manager, no later than 31 August 2020. 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.

Note, all applications will be treated as confidential, and applicants will be judged on background, skill, and experience.

Apply Now


Gut Microbes is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality, original research. Offering a variety of formats including Original Research articles, Short Reports, Reviews, and Commentaries, Gut Microbes brings together a multidisciplinary community of scientists to provide a platform for presenting and discussing cutting-edge research on all aspects of microorganisms populating the intestine.