Journal of American College Health Call for Editors

Journal of American College Health

Could you be the next Editor-in-Chief of Journal of American College Health?

Journal of American College Health is looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background in a field that relates to health in institutions of higher education, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is a high profile position requiring a time commitment that is significant but that can be successfully incorporated into a busy academic career.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. 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.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses. Taylor & Francis will also organise regular board meetings, and we will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilises an online editorial office system, ScholarOne Manuscripts.

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.

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

  • Someone who is active in the community with strong personal 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
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as Associate Editors

The role will formally begin from January 2018.

Submitting 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 the Managing Editor at Taylor & Francis: Rachel Smitley, rachel.smitley@taylorandfrancis.com.  Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
  • How you would work in partnership with the editorial board and Associate Editors
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors

The application deadline for this role is 1st December 2017.