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Associate or Senior Editor, BMC Psychology and BMC Psychiatry

Springer Nature Ltd
New York (US)
Associate Editor $74,000 - Senior Editor $91,000.
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Job Title: Associate Editor or Senior Editor, BMC Psychology and BMC Psychiatry


Location(s): New York or Shanghai  Deadline: May 21st, 2024




You will contribute to the success of the BMC Series by supporting editorial handling of content in BMC Psychology and BMC Psychiatry and by driving the content development of this journal. This is a dynamic and varied role that will give you the opportunity to see content across a broad range of topics and contribute to the success of BMC as a whole. Communication is a key part of this role, as you will need to build excellent and productive relationships with the external Editorial Board who manage the peer review process and with internal teams responsible for journal editorial office support.






Content development


Work with other journal Editors to develop a journal development strategy for BMC Psychology and BMC Psychiatry, taking into account journal performance and development needs, as well as the overall strategy of the BMC series. Work with colleagues across the Journals group to support subject-specific strategy development at Springer Nature. Identify and commission reviews, collections and supplements, and work with the scientific community to drive these forward.  


Peer review quality


Oversee the handling of the content published in BMC Psychology and BMC Psychiatry, primarily by advising on content handled by editorial board members, but also by handling individual submissions yourself where required.    Investigate and resolve publishing or research ethics cases, both pre- and post-publication, with the guidance of Springer Nature Research Integrity Group when needed. Engage effectively with other teams to support the resolution of editorial issues and to prioritize author service while maintaining editorial standards Advise on editorial policy development as appropriate.  


Editorial Board management


Build excellent communications and relationships with Editorial Board Members and authors. Call Senior Board Members to discuss journal policy, specific content-related issues, editorial board recruitment etc. Contribute to the recruitment and training of new editorial board members Contribute to editorial board engagement initiatives across the journals Host regular Senior Board and Editorial Board Meetings, either in person or online. Ensure that all members of the Editorial Board are fully aware of the ethos and editorial policies of the journal and the BMC series, and have all necessary training and information to perform their roles.  


Build awareness of the BMC Series


Contribute to the efforts of the marketing team, providing input into marketing plans and activities. Develop journal website content and features that are of interest to the community and raise the profile of the journal websites in the online environment. Attend conferences to promote the journal and develop a network of contacts within relevant fields. Increase journal visibility by writing blogs and participating in social media activities to promote journal content and BMC values.  


Contribute to the culture of the BMC editorial team by supporting your colleagues, covering for them when needed and sharing expertise and experience.




Experience, skills and qualifications:


Educated to PhD level (or equivalent), in psychology, mental health, or a related field An interest in open access publishing An interest in scientific research and current knowledge of health services research and related fields Knowledge of editorial process and related matters Excellent communication and influencing skills Highly customer focused Strong analytical/critical appraisal skills Willing to travel occasionally and represent BMC at external events Able to respond to non-routine circumstances Excellent time management and prioritization skills, able to balance short-term deadlines with long-term goals Self-starter with a positive, can-do approach to problem-solving Ability to adapt to changing circumstances Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels Ability to work in a team Editorial experience (for Senior Editor)  


Springer Nature US provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes the benefit offerings listed below: 

•    Medical, Dental and Vision 
•    401(k) with company match and contribution
•    Hybrid office working policy, Summer Hours, and paid time off
•    Flexible Spending and Commuter programs
•    Multiple Life insurance options
•    Disability coverage
•    Tuition Assistance
•    Voluntary benefits: Identity Theft Protection, Pet Insurance, and Legal Assistance Insurance
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Family friendly benefits and a variety of employee discounts
•    An array of Employee Social Networks  


US Annualized Base Salary Range: Associate Editor: $74,000 | Senior Editor: $91,000. The salary offer may vary based on work experience, education, skill level and equity. The US salary range does not align with the salary ranges in other countries when converted to the currency of that country.


Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following "Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal" poster


At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles. Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here.


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