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Senior Editor, The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific

Elsevier Inc.
Shenzhen or Beijing or Shanghai
Competitive salary plus Benefits
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

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Are you interested in a career as an editor?


Would you like to be part of a team that delivers scientific publications to a global community?


About our Team


At STM Journals, we collaborate with researchers to facilitate the publication of their impactful scientific discoveries, with a focus on rigorous peer review, ethics, and reproducibility. In support of our portfolio of 2700+ hybrid and open access scientific journals, you will actively contribute to advancing science, improving health outcomes, and fostering equitable participation in publishing.


About the Role


The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific is looking for a full-time, in-house Senior Editor to join the editorial team. Working alongside the Editor-in-Chief you will be responsible for assisting in the development of this new online-only gold open access title as part of The Lancet's global initiative for regional health. The key responsibilities of the role are to help oversee submissions, quality peer review, and publication of the most relevant and practice-changing research in the Western Pacific region.






  • Overall responsibility for arranging peer review, commissioning content and the timely production of a set number of articles a year, linked Comments and Letters.


  • Developing and maintaining links with the international medical research community, and scanning the current literature to aid in the identification of suitable material and authors for the journal.


  • In order to promote the journal, identify key content and keep up to date with current developments across all specialties, attendance at conferences, relevant meetings and laboratory and institute visits will form a key component of this position.


  • Sub-editing material from all sections of the journal to improve clarity of expression, and to conform to journal style.


  • Suggesting and helping to develop new initiatives for the further development of the journal.


  • Other duties as may be necessary from time to time (e.g. covering for other team members during holiday and sickness absences).






  • Ability to work in a team and to keep strict deadlines


  • Negotiation skills with members of the medical profession, the media, and other editors


  • Knowledge of biological and medical sciences


  • Good use of English


  • Writing skills


  • Familiarity with IT systems


  • PhD or MD in a directly relevant discipline is a prerequisite. Some editorial experience is an advantage.




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 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:


Medical and Life Insurance: Coverage for Medical and life risk.


  • Long-Service Award: Recognition for loyalty and dedication.


  • Marriage and New Baby Gifts: Celebratory tokens for special life events.


  • Festivals and Birthday Gifts: Spreading joy on occasions that matter.


  • Annual Medical Check-up: Prioritizing employee well-being through regular health check-ups.


  • Flexible Benefits via CIIC Platform: Personalized benefits accessible through a user-friendly platform.


  • Paid Time Off: Annual Leave, Flex Family Care Leave, Birthday Leave, Marriage Leave, Compassionate Leave, Medical and Hospitalization Leave, Examination Leave Gazetted Public Holiday


  • Family Care leave (Maternity/Paternity Leave and Adoption Leave)


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.




As a global leader in information and analytics, Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. We do this by facilitating insights and critical decision-making for customers across the global research and health ecosystems.

In everything we publish, we uphold the highest standards of quality and integrity. We bring that same rigor to our information analytics solutions for researchers, health professionals, institutions and funders.

Elsevier employs 8,700 people worldwide. We have supported the work of our research and health partners for more than 140 years. Growing from our roots in publishing, we offer knowledge and valuable analytics that help our users make breakthroughs and drive societal progress. Digital solutions such as ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath support strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and health education. Researchers and healthcare professionals rely on over 2,800 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell; our 46,000+ eBook titles; and our iconic reference works, such as Gray's Anatomy. With the Elsevier Foundation and our external Inclusion & Diversity Advisory Board, we work in partnership with diverse stakeholders to advance inclusion and diversity in science, research and healthcare in developing countries and around the world.

Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

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