Editor-in-Chief required

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Editor-in-Chief required

Advances in Physics

4 June 2021

About the Role

Taylor & Francis would like to appoint an experienced Editor-in-Chief to edit the journal Advances in Physics. Advances in Physics was founded in 1952 by Sir Nevill Mott (Nobel Prize 1977), as a new type of review journal augmenting Philosophical Magazine, the first physics journal in English, established in 1798. Since 1984 it has been edited by David Sherrington, working jointly with John Chalker from 2016. Both editors now wish to retire. The journal continues to publish authoritative critical review articles, now in the field of Condensed Matter Physics, broadly interpreted. This is an opportunity to lead one of the most prestigious journals in Condensed Matter Physics—its most recent Impact Factor is 16.735, placing it among the top five journals in its category. As Editor-in-Chief, you will continue to uphold the journal’s strong reputation whilst working with the Editorial Board and the Publisher to explore new avenues for growth and development.

The Editor-in-Chief is supported by a small Editorial Board, responsible for commissioning articles, and by staff at Taylor & Francis. The role of Editor-in-Chief is varied and includes the following duties:

  • Commissioning some of the review articles published by the journal, working with the authors to establish (and meet) deadlines;
  • Encouraging the Editorial Board to commission reviews, keeping in touch with them to ensure that the flow of manuscripts in steady;
  • Organizing peer review for submitted articles and delivering accepted manuscripts to the publisher;
  • Appointing, in consultation with the Publisher, new members of the Editorial Board, with an eye to respecting diversity and breadth of experience;
  • Acting as an ambassador for the journal at conferences and meetings. The Publisher supports these endeavours by:
  • Offering honoraria for completed articles and for referee reports;
  • Organizing an annual meeting for the Editorial Board;
  • Holding discussions with the Editors and Editorial Board about the journal’s development

The candidate should be well known and highly regarded in the Condensed Matter community and have significant leadership and international collaborative experience.Prior experience of editing an internationally recognized scientific journal would also be a considerable advantage.

Application Procedure:

If you are interested in the role, please send your CV and a short statement explaining your interest in, and suitability for, the role to Ken Kimlicka ([email protected]) by 4th June 2021. 

Interested candidates may wish to write informally to Prof. Sherrington ([email protected]) or Prof. Chalker ([email protected]), who will happily answer questions about the role.

Advances in Physics publishes authoritative critical reviews by experts on topics of interest and importance to condensed matter physicists. It is intended for motivated readers with a basic knowledge of the journal’s field and aims to draw out the salient points of a reviewed subject from the perspective of the author. The journal's scope includes condensed matter physics and statistical mechanics: broadly defined to include the overlap with quantum information, cold atoms, soft matter physics and biophysics.