Call for Editor Journal of Sports Sciences

Journal of Sports Sciences

The Journal of Sports Sciences has an international reputation for publishing articles of a high standard and is both Medline and Clarivate Analytics-listed. The Social and Behavioural Sciences section publishes original work associated with the following areas of scientific investigation: psychology; neuroscience; motor control and learning; motor behaviour; and expert performance. The work will have clear theoretical and applied implications and ideally have implications beyond the domains of sport and exercise.

We are looking for a new Executive Editor with an academic background in Social and Behavioural Sport Science, 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 within a continuing busy working academic timetable.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions to the Social and Behavioural Sciences section. She, or he, will work with a team of Associate Editors, and 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. There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Social and Behavioural Sciences Executive Editors to ensure seamless transition.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover 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 uses an Editorial Manager online editorial office system.

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:

  • The position would be ideal for an individual who is at mid-career or a senior level and has a well-established national and internal reputation for research;
  • 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 the Editor-in-Chief, other Executive Editors, and the Social and Behavioural Sciences Associate Editors.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 30 November. The role will formally begin from 1 January 2019

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for the position of JSS Social and Behavioural Sciences Executive Editor, please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to the journal’s Managing Editor, Alejandra Leach-Nunez

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