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Seeking Applications for Editor-in-Chief Position


Springer Nature announces an opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the journal, British Journal of Cancer (BJC), starting January 1st 2023.

The journal, BJC, published by Springer Nature, is a well-established journal with 75 years of heritage in the field of oncology. Covering all aspects of cancer research, the journal is of interest to academics, oncologists and clinicians and reports on exciting new developments being made across six subject fields: Clinical Studies, Translational Therapeutics, Molecular Diagnostics, Genetics and Genomics, Cellular and Molecular Biology, and Epidemiology. With a 2021 impact factor of 9.075, an Immediacy Index of 1.420, and a Cite Score of 12.4, alongside over 5,000,000 article downloads in 2021, the journal provides important, quality research to the worldwide community of clinicians and other interested research investigators.

Experience, Skills & Qualifications

Candidates should have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree, and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of cancer and its clinical management. In addition, candidates should demonstrate a strong research and publication record, and possess prior experience in peer-review activities related to the publication of cancer research and its clinical management.


Responsibilities include working alongside the Subject Editors and Associate Editors to manage the peer review of manuscripts under consideration by the journal, closely collaborating with the publisher to select Editors and the Editorial Board, and commissioning submissions in areas of interest and scope. The Editor-in-Chief will work routinely with Springer Nature on journal development with the goal of furthering the journal’s impact and reach.

A full description of the responsibilities involved is appended to this announcement. The appointment will be for a three-year term, and includes an annual editorial stipend.


Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a brief plan for improving the journal content and quality, and a short paragraph on their priorities for strategic journal development, to Ben Bishop at

Deadline for applications: 2nd September 2022


Responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief include:

  • Working in consultation with the Journal Editors or other Editors that may be appointed, the Editor-in-Chief will exercise control of the editorial development and editorial content of journal, and oversees the application of high editorial standards to all published contributions.
  • Supplying the Publisher with refereed and accepted manuscripts and other editorial material, prepared in accordance with the guidelines to authors.
  • In consultation with Publisher, selecting Editors and an Editorial Board that provides both international representation and diverse expertise.
  • Soliciting high quality reviews and other commissioned content on topics of interest.
  • If they desire, to periodically select Guest Editors who shall be responsible for soliciting and acquiring manuscripts for thematic issues of the journal.
  • To use their best efforts to promote and to assist the Publisher in promoting the journal at relevant meetings, online and within the appropriate scientific communities.
  • Checking the content of the journal with a view to ensuring that there are no material infringing editorial policies. They will also promptly inform the Publisher of any resulting issues, and be available to discuss and support resulting issues.
  • Supporting ongoing diversity and inclusion goals in helping to ensure the journal is reflective of the global community that it serves.
  • Adhering to standards of editorial good practice, in accordance with Springer Nature’s Journal Editors’ Code of Conduct.
  • Participating in Springer Nature’s Transfer Service by offering the transfer option, where appropriate, to authors whose manuscripts have been rejected from the journal, and considering manuscripts received by through the Transfer Service.
  • Participating in regular meetings with the Publisher as well as an Annual Editorial Board meeting, to discuss the ongoing development of the journal and to set and accomplish journal development goals.