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Call for Editor-in-Chief

Somatosensory & Motor Research
Deadline: 30th June 2022

About the Role

Somatosensory & Motor Research is seeking a new editor (or editorial team) with an academic background in somatic sensation and the passion which will be required to drive the journal forward into the next phase of its history. Applications from individuals or a team of individuals are equally welcome, and individuals need not be based at the same institution.

The successful candidate(s) will guide the development of the journal according to their vision, taking on responsibility 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 and Publisher’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

This is a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity where you will be able to build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community. The Editor will be supported in his or her activities by the Publisher, an excellent editorial assistant and an annual contribution will be made towards editorial expenses.

• Soliciting, receiving and processing new contributions to the journal through the peer review process and ensuring that all reviewers and authors uphold the journal’s and publishers’ code of publishing ethics;

• Proactively identifying strategies to enhance and maintain the quality and reputation of the journal, particularly with relation to the quality and timeliness of the published research;

• Working with Taylor & Francis, the Associate Editors and Editorial Board to develop the editorial strategy and direction of the journal and to act as ambassador for the journal;

• Commissioning special issues and assigning topical Guest Editors;

• Reviewing and expanding the Editorial Committee and pool of reviewers as necessary, in terms of size, subject specialisms and geographical representation;

• Organizing at least one Editorial Committee meeting annually, also attended by Taylor & Francis.
Candidate Qualifications
Applicants should have recognized expertise and an established record of scholarship in Somatosensory & Motor Research and be actively involved with networks within the field. Key qualities sought for the position of Editor(s) include energy, enthusiasm, managerial skills to oversee the editorial cycle, and the ability to meet deadlines and work effectively with a major commercial publisher. Applicants should ideally have clear employer or institutional support for this activity for the duration of the three-year appointment, and if possible general office support.

Submitting your Application

Applications shall include:

  • Your full CV (including a list of published papers)

  • Letter of Interest

  • Statement of Editorial Intent

      Your statement of editorial intent should be no longer than 2 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.

      All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Taylor & Francis will judge each application on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, gender identity, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate.

      The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.

      The appointment is for three years, renewable for a further three-year term, subject to mutual agreement between Taylor & Francis and the Editor(s). It is envisaged that the successful candidate(s) will officially start on 1st of July 2022.

      The journal publishes high quality articles relating to the neural bases for somatic sensation, somatic motor function, somatic motor integration, and somatic modeling. Specifically, the journal focuses on: Peripheral and central processes fundamental to cutaneous sensation. Afferent and efferent mechanisms of deep structures (e.g., viscera, muscle). Motor systems of the neuraxis/nueoraxis. Anatomical, physiological, biochemical, pharmacological, behavioral and psychophysical research as it relates to somatosensory. Experimental and descriptive studies in animals, including humans, as it related to somatosensory.

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