Call for Editor-in-Chief of Virulence
Would you like to be Editor-in-Chief of Virulence?
Virulence is the first international peer-reviewed journal of its kind to focus exclusively on microbial pathogenicity, the infection process, and host-pathogen interactions.
The journal brings together scientists and clinical researchers working on the 'pathogen,' the 'host' or the 'antimicrobial agent.' As a multi-disciplinary open access journal, all articles are available immediately upon publication.
We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with a strong academic background and a genuine passion for the subject to work collaboratively with the Publisher and the journal’s wider Editorial Board to develop the strategic vision for the journal.
Taylor & Francis will provide a dedicated Managing Editor to support the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board to create and implement plans to deliver the vision.
The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions, following peer review and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.
Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.
Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we are looking for in the successful applicant:
Submitting your Application
- A distinguished academic leader who is active in this community with strong global networks
- The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues, namely, the Board Members and our Acquisition Editor
- Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions
- Strong organizational skills to ensure authors receive a first-class service
If you would like to apply, please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:
- What attracts you to this role?
- What do you believe authors are looking for from Virulence and how would you develop the journal to meet this need?
- What do you think should be the priorities for the journal in the next year and next 3 years?
- What do you think makes a successful Editorial Board and how would you work in partnership with them?
- How would you attract high-quality submissions and work with authors?