European Journal of Sport Science
About the Journal
The European Journal of Sport Science (EJSS) is the official Medline and Thomson Reuters-listed journal of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS), published by Taylor & Francis. The Journal promotes the highest standards of scientific study and scholarship in respect of the following fields:
Applied Sport Sciences
Biomechanics and Motor Control
Physiology and Nutrition
Psychology, Social Sciences and Humanities
Sports and Exercise Medicine and Health
About the College
The European College of Sport Science (ECSS) has spread its wings globally over its 20+ years and has grown an international audience who are passionate about sport science. ECSS is a non-profit scientific organisation devoted to the promotion and dissemination of multi-and interdisciplinary research in sport and exercise science. Founded in Nice, France in 1995, ECSS has established itself as the leading sport science community in Europe, with a truly international demographic. ECSS’ purpose and vision is to lead the promotion and application of world-class, multi- and interdisciplinary science in sport, exercise, physical activity and health.
About the Role:
The Editor-in-Chief (EiC) is responsible for overseeing the scholarly development and publication of the European Journal of Sport Science (EJSS). Working closely with the ECSS Publishing Manager, the Official Journal Publishing Partner (Taylor & Francis), and the EJSS editorial team, the EiC will grow and develop the journal in terms of its quality, ranking, international reputation and other strategic areas, and also ensure the smooth publication of the journal in terms of submissions, peer review and workflow and online publication.
General responsibilities for this role include:
Ensuring the smooth operation of the journal
Leading and developing the journal’s editorial team
Growing and developing the journal, e.g. in terms of quality, ranking, international reputation
Supporting and contributing to the journal’s strategic development
Supporting and contributing to the journal’s social media and marketing strategy
Staying up-to-date with publishing trends and topics, including Open Access/Open Science
Communication with authors, reviewers, publishing staff and other relevant parties
Any other editorial or journal work deemed necessary
Specific duties for this role include:
Day-to-day management and operations of the journal
Sourcing special issues for the journal
Commissioning special articles for the journal
Liaising with the Editorial team, ECSS Publishing Manager and journal’s Publisher
Attendance at one or more journal editorial meeting per year to report on the journal’s health and other news
Attendance at one or more ECSS Executive Board meeting per year to report on the journal’s health and other news
Attendance at the ECSS Annual Congress to represent the journal Expectations and requirements
Qualified and respected within the community of sport science, with a strong international reputation and publishing record.
Experience in an Editorial role for a sport science journal is preferred, e.g. Editor, Deputy Editor, Reviewing Editor, Associate Editor, Editorial Board Member.
Experience with EJSS, e.g. as an Author, as a Reviewer or on the Editorial team
History with ECSS, e.g. as a Member, Fellow or Supporter of the College.
Commitment to a minimum term of four years with the option for renewal.
Annual Editorial Expenses
Travel and accommodation for any journal related business or meetings, as agreed by ECSS
Complimentary registration, travel and accommodation for the ECSS Annual Congress
Please submit your CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for this role to [email protected] The deadline for applications is Friday 25 June 2021. Any questions regarding this role may also be sent to this email address prior to the deadline.