Call for Editor-in-Chief

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Deadline
20 March 2020

About the role

Taylor & Francis is looking to recruit a new Editor in Chief for International Journal of Mental Health. The journal is a peer reviewed publication that features in-depth articles on research, clinical practice, and the organization and delivery of mental health services around the world. This is a rewarding opportunity for an experienced academic researcher excited to promote the research they’re passionate about, growing their network, and developing the journal with T&F. This role is remunerated.

The Editor is responsible for editorial oversight, handling peer review and making decisions on submissions as well as working with Taylor & Francis to continue to develop the journal. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Soliciting submissions for four issues a year, including recruiting guest editors for theme issues and selecting books for review
  • Making final decisions on submissions and communicating these to authors
  • Growing the journal’s pool of active reviewers
  • Recruiting members for the journal’s editorial board
  • Ensuring ethical standards are met for all submissions

Candidates should be prepared to take the journal forward as soon as possible in 2020.

Submission information

Any interested candidates are requested to submit their CVs to the journal’s Portfolio Manager, Liz Turner (liz.turner@tandf.co.uk), along with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and a short vision statement addressing the journal’s potential future development. The vision statement should be no longer than one page and outline where you believe the field of mental health is going; the journal’s place within the field; what opportunities for development you see for the journal; and how you would realise these ideas. Please also send any questions you may have about the role to Liz.

The deadline for submission is 20th March 2020.

The International Journal of Mental Health features in-depth articles on research, clinical practice, and the organization and delivery of mental health services around the world. Covering both developed and developing countries, it provides vital information on important new ideas and trends in community mental health, social psychiatry, psychiatric epidemiology, prevention, treatment, and psychosocial rehabilitation.

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