Call for Editor-in-Chief

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Call for Editor-in-Chief

Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

Would you like to be the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering?

International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering is a high-quality, original research journal covering all topics of geotechnical engineering. We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background in the geotechnical engineering and the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision making employing the Journal's online submission and peer review system, Editorial Manager™. He or she will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal's Code of Publishing Ethics. There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Editor-in-Chief to ensure seamless transition and we will provide the incoming Editor with peer review administration support.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses, full Editorial Manager™ training and administrative support. Taylor & Francis will organise regular board meetings and we will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal.

Becoming an editor is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the community.

Interested in applying? Here are the kind of skills and attributes we would be looking for in the successful applicant:

  • Active in the community with strong networks
  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as Associate Editors

This position may be available as a co-editorship - please note your interest in this in your application.

Submit your application

If you would like to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to Razina Miah, Razina.Miah@tandf.co.uk  by the 30th September 2019.

Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Where the field is going and the journal's place within it
  • How you would work with the editorial board
  • How you would maintain and increase quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors

We will be looking to conduct interviews during October and the role will start January 2020.

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