European Journal of Sport Science Editor-in-Chief Vacancy

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Editor-in-Chief Vacancy

European Journal of Sport Science

Deadline
25 June 2021

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

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.

Role benefits

 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

Application Procedure:

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.

 

The European Journal of Sport Science (EJSS) is the official Medline- and Impact Factor-listed journal of the European College of Sport Science. The editorial policy of the Journal pursues the multi-disciplinary aims of the College: to promote the highest standards of scientific study and scholarship in respect of the following fields: (a) Applied Sport Sciences; (b) Biomechanics and Motor Control; c) Physiology and Nutrition; (d) Psychology, Social Sciences and Humanities and (e) Sports and Exercise Medicine and Health. The Journal also aims to facilitate and enhance communication across all sub-disciplines of the sport sciences. The College is not exclusively committed to any particular schools of thought or methods of research.