Vacancy: co-Editor-in-Chief

 

Applications are invited for a co-Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Endocrinology and Journal of Molecular Endocrinology

 

The Society for Endocrinology invites applications for the role of co-Editor-in-Chief for a five-year term starting in January 2025. Journal of Endocrinology and Journal of Molecular Endocrinology are leading basic science journals owned by the Society for Endocrinology, and official journals of the Endocrine Society of Australia.

The journals are governed by a joint Editorial Board, in order to ensure distinct and complementary content. The journals are looking to appoint a co-Editor-in-Chief to manage the publications alongside Professor Ruth Andrew, following the retirement of Professor Martin Haluzík from the role. The co-Editors-in-Chief are assisted by the board of expert Senior Editors.

Journal of Endocrinology’s focus is on endocrine physiology and metabolism, publishing basic and translational studies at the organ, tissue and whole organism level. Journal of Molecular Endocrinology’s focus is on molecular and cellular mechanisms in endocrinology, publishing basic and pathophysiological studies at the molecule and cell level. The journals are published by Bioscientifica.

 

Responsibilities

 

The Editor-in-Chief oversees the peer review process and journal development, including the following:

  • Triaging new submissions for suitability prior to external peer review
  • Overseeing the peer review process, with support of the Publisher and confirming a decision for all submissions, ensuring consistent standards of acceptance and rejection are maintained
  • In collaboration with the Publisher, appointing new members of the Senior Editorial Board as and when required
  • Advising on journal development by identifying topic and global regions of emerging importance and soliciting submissions
  • Providing advice to the Publisher regarding marketing strategy and represent the journals internationally
  • Chairing an annual Editorial Board meeting as well as participating in regular calls with the Publisher.

Extensive editorial and administrative support is provided by the Publisher and an honorarium is paid annually.

 

Applications

 

Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • CV including publication history and relevant editorial experience
  • A critique of the present status of both journals, identifying opportunities for development (maximum 500 words).

Applicants do not need to be a member of the Society for Endocrinology in order to apply. Membership will be granted to the successful candidate.

Applications are due by 15 April 2024, and should be emailed to Millie Mark, Publisher, Journal of Endocrinology and Journal of Molecular Endocrinology editorial office (joe@bioscientifica.com). Candidates will be shortlisted and interviews will be held in May 2024.