Journal of Operational Oceanography Journal of Operational Oceanography Call for Associate Editor

Journal of Operational Oceanography

Journal of Operational Oceanography is a high-quality, specialized publication that covers a broad spectrum of topics. The journal is published in partnership with the IMarEST and Taylor & Francis and has seen a recent rise in popularity reflected in the increased number of submissions and Impact Factor. We are looking for Associate Editors with an academic background in oceanographic research, in particular related to ocean observations, forecasting and modelling and end-user benefits of oceanographic products and services, and the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change.

The successful candidate will be responsible for employing the Journal’s online submission and peer review system, Editorial Manager™ to choose appropriate reviewers for each manuscript and make a decision recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief. He or she will also ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

Taylor & Francis & IMarEST will provide remuneration for the role to cover journal-related expenses, full Editorial Manager™ training and administrative support. There will also be regular editorial meetings to reflect on the performance of the Journal.

Becoming an Associate 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, researchers and reviewers to provide a prompt and courteous service to authors
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues including the Editor-in-Chief, staff at IMarEST and Taylor & Francis.

Submit your application

If you would like to apply for the position of Associate Editor please forward your CV and a covering letter to Razina Miah, by the 31st December 2017.

Your cover letter should be no longer than one page and should cover:

  • Where the field is going and the journal’s place within it
  • How you would work with authors

We will be looking to conduct interviews in early January and the role will start later that month.