RJSP Call for Associate Editor

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Call for Associate Editor

Journal of Sports Sciences

Application Deadline
30 October 2020

Would you like to be an Associate Editor for the Sports Medicine and Biomechanics Section of the Journal of Sports Sciences?

The Journal of Sports Sciences has an international reputation for publishing articles of a high standard and is both Medline and Clarivate Analytics-listed.

The Sports Medicine and Biomechanics section publishes articles associated with the following two broad research areas: sport and exercise medicine and sport and exercise biomechanics. We specifically welcome studies related to: injury and rehabilitation; clinical studies in sport and exercise medicine; sport biomechanics; musculoskeletal and neuromuscular biomechanics; biomechanical modelling and sports technology underpinned with significant human data; biomechanics of strength and conditioning; and gait and posture studies related to the main areas. Studies that utilise experimental research designs are particularly welcome.

We are looking for an Associate Editor with an academic background in Sports Medicine and Biomechanics, as well as the passion to continue to drive this thriving area of research forward. It is a significant role, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on a selection of Sports Medicine and Biomechanics submissions to the Journal of Sports Sciences. The new Associate Editor will recommend articles for acceptance to the Sports Medicine and Biomechanics Executive Editor, Professor Eric Wallace, following successful peer review, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. This Associate Editor role is a replacement for a current Associate Editor who is leaving the role. There will therefore be an agreed handover period with the out-going Associate Editor to ensure seamless transition.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any Journal-related expenses. The Sports Medicine and Biomechanics Executive Editor will also organise annual team meetings, and Taylor & Francis will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilises an Editorial Manager online editorial office system. Training will be provided in the use of the system.

Becoming an Associate Editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience, in which you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic research community.

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

  • Someone who is active in the research community with strong professional networks
  • Confidence to engage 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, including the Executive Editor and co-Associate Editors

The role will formally begin 1 January 2021.

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for the position of Associate Editor, please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement the Executive Editor, Professor Eric Wallace ([email protected]) by 30 October 2020. Your covering letter and vision statement should be no longer than one page and should cover:

  • Where you believe the sport and exercise medicine and biomechanics fields are going, and the journal’s place within them
  • Your area(s) of research expertise in these fields
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work in partnership with the Sports Medicine and Biomechanics Editorial team and wider JSS Editorial Board
  • How you would work with authors and reviewers

Applications from females are especially welcome.

The Journal of Sports Sciences has an international reputation for publishing articles of a high standard and is both Medline and Clarivate Analytics-listed. It publishes research on various aspects of the sports and exercise sciences, including anatomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, performance analysis, physiology, psychology, sports medicine and health, as well as coaching and talent identification, kinanthropometry and other interdisciplinary perspectives. In addition to reports of original research, the Journal also publishes review articles, case studies, letters to the editor, short communications and book reviews.

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