Information Security Journal: A Global Perspective Apply to be the Editor-in-Chief of Information Security Journal

Information Security Journal

Information Security Journal aims to inform security professionals about new technologies, useful tools, and relevant research in policy and technology. We also seek to provide insight into current and existing professional development issues. Research published in our journal covers:

  • Security Access Control Systems and Security Methodology
  •  Security Telecommunications and Network Security
  •  Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning
  •  Security Management Practices
  •  Security Architecture and Models
  •  Law, Investigation, and Ethics in Information Security
  •  Application and Systems Development Security
  •  Cryptography Security
  •  Computer Operations Security 
  • Physical Security

We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background in information security, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is a significant role, with high profile, but one that is achievable and extremely rewarding.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all editorial aspects of the Journal by ensuring the highest standards of academic rigor, maintaining the submission and peer-review process via ScholarOne Manuscripts, and (with the assistance of Taylor & Francis’s Managing Editor) identifying strategies to enhance the quality and reputation of the Journal.

While Taylor & Francis is here to support the Journal, we look to the Editor-in-Chief to set the tone for the publication. Specifically, the Editor-in-Chief determines the Aims & Scope, appoints the Editorial Board, solicits manuscripts, maintains ethics and integrity, and creates the overall vision for the journal.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role, along with resources and reporting to reflect on the performance of the Journal and inform future strategy and direction.

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. The Editor-in-Chief is supported by an international Editorial Board who can form the core of the journal’s reviewer base, assist with the peer-review process for submitted manuscripts, promote the journal to their networks and regions, as well as help to advise on the strategic direction of the journal. 

Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Someone who is active in the information security community with connections to academia and strong personal networks
  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that the journal operates smoothly and submissions are handled in a timely manner
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as Associate Editors and Editorial Board Members

The role will formally begin mid-2018.

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief, please forward your CV, a cover letter, and a strategic vision statement for Information Security Journal to Alexa Flood, Managing Editor, at alexa.flood@taylorandfrancis.com. Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and Information Security Journal’s place within it
  • How you would work in partnership with the Editorial Board
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors
  • You are welcome to comment on the current Aims & Scope and Editorial Board, identifying any changes or improvements you would seek to make.