International Journal of Environmental Health Research Application for the post of Editor-in-Chief

International Journal of Environmental Health Research

International Journal of Environmental Health Research is devoted to rapid publication of research in environmental health, acting as a link between the diverse research communities and practitioners in environmental health. Published articles encompass original research papers, technical notes and review articles – both invited and submitted. The International Editorial Board and strict refereeing procedures ensure that the Journal maintains high scientific standards and international coverage.

Job Description

The Editor-in-Chief will demonstrate vision, leadership, and creativity, acting as the main point-of-contact/face for the Journal. The Editor will support and inform the mission of the Journal with Taylor & Francis, and then execute that mission through soliciting, commissioning, reviewing, and developing articles and other features of the highest quality. The Editor will be supported in all of her or his activities by Taylor & Francis, who will in turn co-ordinate the activities of in-house editorial, production, marketing, sales, and distribution staff. Editors-in-Chief have a critical role in the Journal’s success and, in partnership with Taylor & Francis, shape its future direction by identifying strategies to enhance its quality and reputation.

The tasks to be undertaken will include, but not be limited, to:

•    Day-to-day manuscript management, including: desk screening of submissions, allocation of submissions to referees, provision of summary advice to authors, and making final decisions.

•    With Taylor & Francis, identifying strategies to enhance the quality and reputation of the Journal, its citation levels, and readership/circulation.

•    Proposing and implementing strategies for increasing the quality and reputation of the Journal.

•    Maintaining a geographical presence for the editorial board.

•    Acting as an Ambassador for the Journal; building, nurturing, and growing a community around it.

•    Increasing the awareness of the articles published in the Journal in all relevant communities and amongst colleagues.

•    Encouraging the submission of articles to the Journal from expert researchers in the field, including colleagues.

•    Encouraging ‘rising stars’ to submit to the Journal – new, young talent is essential for a Journal’s health.

•    Suggesting potential contributors, generating ideas for Special Issues and reviews, and commissioning papers as required.

•    Participating at relevant conferences to promote the Journal and encouraging submissions.

•    Setting and implementing editorial policy.

•    Dedicate time to the Journal and demonstrate a commitment to its future success.

Application process

Applications should comprise a Curriculum Vitae and a Vision Statement, specifically referring to why you believe you are qualified for the role of Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Environmental Health Research and how you see your role in the future development and direction of the journal (maximum of 1 side of A4).

You may wish to reflect on:

  • the current strength(s) of International Journal of Environmental Health Research;
  • your perception of the journal’s mission, and how effectively (or otherwise) it is meeting these aspirations;
  • the strand(s) of research (if any) that the journal currently excels in publishing, and what is it missing out on;
  • emerging lines of research that you envisage becoming more important over the next 3—5 years; and
  • who you see as comprising the community of authors, reviewers, and readers of International Journal of Environmental Health Research.

Applicants should also outline their plans for:

  • the senior Editorial team and Editorial Board;
  • engagement with social media; and
  • meetings and conference travel.

To submit your application, or for further details, please contact Dr Steven Vidovic, Managing Editor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, at steven.vidovic@tandf.co.uk. The closing date for applications is 25th August 2017.

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Taylor & Francis will judge each application on its own merits, without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate.