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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 francesca.everard@tandf.co.uk. 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?



Deadline for applications is Friday 17th May.


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