Springer Nature

Associate Editor, Scientific Reports (Fixed Term Contract)

Springer Nature

London, United Kingdom

Associate Editor, Scientific Reports
London or Beijing
Health & Medical Science or Ecology & Evolution
Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: 14th February 2020

Scientific Reports is a primary research journal from the publishers of Nature, covering all areas of the natural and clinical sciences. Online and open access, Scientific Reports publishes a high volume of scientifically valid, original research papers, without barriers to access. With the support of external Editorial Board Members, papers are rapidly peer-reviewed to ensure they are technically sound and scientifically robust.

As an Associate Editor, you will support the Chief Editor and Deputy Editors of Scientific Reports in managing the Editorial Board and editorial decision-making processes across the journal, making editorial decisions for specific cases and manuscripts where required, and supporting the editorial workflow and peer-review process. Key performance indicators include rapid publication, sound peer-review practices, and high levels of service to staff, authors, reviewers and Editorial Board Members (EBMs). This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody with a passion for science to break into an editorial career on a high-profile, fast-paced, multidisciplinary journal.

Editorial and journal development

• Assist in the daily management of the journal workflow, with the objective of providing rapid, constructive peer-review and publication decisions, acting as handling editor on manuscripts as required
• Respond to authors, reviewers, EBMs and readers of Scientific Reports in a timely fashion
• Work with the publishing team in the allocation of manuscripts to EBMs
• Liaise with EBMs on an on-going basis to follow up on peer review and final decisions, ensuring decision policies are adhered to at all times by EBMs
• Resolve pre- and post-publication issues raised by staff, EBMs and readers (e.g. authorship, scope, ethics and consent, misconduct), including communication with authors and other stakeholders
• Input to policy development initiatives and implement editorial policy as required
• Establish and maintain relationships with EBMs, including attending in-person meetings, and supporting initiatives to enhance engagement
• Manage recruitment and training of new EBMs where required
• Represent Scientific Reports at international and national conferences as required
• Be an active member of the Springer Nature editorial community, engaging with editorial colleagues on other journals and driving collaboration on projects as necessary
• Sign-off social media content

Experience, skills and qualifications

• PhD-level research experience (health & medical science, or ecology & evolution preferred)
• Thorough understanding of the scientific research community and its needs
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Sound knowledge of and interest in science in general
• Highly self-motivated, resourceful and achievement-oriented
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Strong workload management and organisational skills
• Active, supportive team player
• Adaptable and flexible
• Willingness to travel

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 28521