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Editorial Section Manager (Cell Press Heliyon - Physical Science)

Cell Press
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive salary plus Benefits
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

Editorial Section Manager (Cell Press Heliyon - Physical Science)

Do you want to start a career in publishing? 

Do you enjoy building trusted stakeholder relationships?

About our Team

We are seeking Editorial Section Managers for Heliyon, an all-science, open access, Cell Press journal. This is an exciting opportunity for university graduates to start their career in scientific publishing. You will be joining a truly global, friendly and intelligent team offering you huge growth opportunities.

About the Role

We are seeking Editorial Section Managers for Heliyon, an all-science, open access, Cell Press journal. We have ambitious plans for 2024 and this is an exciting opportunity for university graduates to start their career in scientific publishing. Reporting to an Editorial Team Leader, the Editorial Section Manager will be part of our editorial support teams in United Kingdom/China/India with the primary responsibility of managing one or more of our scientific sections, developing its respective editorial teams, and coordinating the flow of new and revised manuscripts from submission through publication, which requires frequent and consistent contact with scientific editors, authors, and editorial referees. Scientific literacy in a physical science is required for the role of the Editorial Section Manager.


  • Ensuring the smooth operation of sections within the journal through collaboration with our international scientific editors.
  • Developing the editorial teams of the journal and ensure trusted relationships with the scientific editors of Heliyon
  • Managing high volume of internal and external e-mail correspondence, providing exceptional customer service to authors, reviewers, and staff.
  • Guiding manuscripts through an online database from initial submission through to final editorial decision.
  • Perform technical and administrative checks on manuscripts for compliance with the journal’s standard after submission, revision and in preparation for acceptance.Monitoring the peer review process with a goal of obtaining timely feedback from editors and reviewers.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the business on projects to improve Heliyon.



  • Have a scientific background (undergraduate level) in physical sciences
  • Have a talent for exceptional communication in written and spoken English, and a focus on hospitality.
  • Possess an enthusiastic attitude, great analytical skill and the ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Be able to adapt to change, handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously and to prioritize individually.
  • Have great interpersonal skill within an international team.
  • Be able to work equally well collaboratively or individually without continuous supervision in an ever-changing environment
  • Be PC proficient with expertise in Microsoft Office (particularly Outlook and Excel).


Work in a way that works for you

We promote a healthy work/life balance across the organisation. We offer an appealing working prospect for our people. With numerous wellbeing initiatives, shared parental leave, study assistance and sabbaticals, we will help you meet your immediate responsibilities and your long-term goals.

  • Working flexible hours - flexing the times when you work in the day to help you fit everything in and work when you are the most productive
  • Working remotely from home and our office in a flexible hybrid pattern

Working for you

We know that your wellbeing and happiness are key to a long and successful career. These are some of the benefits we are delighted to offer:

  • Generous holiday allowance with the option to buy additional days
  • Health screening, eye care vouchers and private medical benefits
  • Wellbeing programs
  • Life assurance
  • Access to a competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Save As You Earn share option scheme
  • Travel Season ticket loan
  • Electric Vehicle Scheme
  • Optional Dental Insurance
  • Maternity, paternity and shared parental leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to emergency care for both the elderly and children
  • RECARES days, giving you time to support the charities and causes that matter to you
  • Access to employee resource groups with dedicated time to volunteer
  • Access to extensive learning and development resources
  • Access to employee discounts scheme via Perks at Work


About the Business

A global leader in information and analytics, we help researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. Building on our publishing heritage, we combine quality information and vast data sets with analytics to support visionary science and research, health education and interactive learning, as well as exceptional healthcare and clinical practice. At Elsevier, your work contributes to the world’s grand challenges and a more sustainable future. We harness innovative technologies to support science and healthcare to partner for a better world.


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