Springer Nature

Locum Associate/Senior Editor - Communications Biology

Springer Nature

London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Locum Associate/Senior Editor – Communications Biology

Fixed Term Contract

Location: London/New York

Closing date: 26th January 2022

Nature Portfolio is the world’s leader in publishing high-quality research from across the natural sciences. We are currently seeking a Locum Associate or Senior Editor with a research background in neuroscience to join Communications Biology – a multidisciplinary open access biology journal. The journal complements our other Nature Portfolio open access titles, Nature Communications and Scientific Reports.

The Locum Associate/Senior Editor role is ideal for researchers who are interested in gaining editorial experience. This role may be what you are looking for if you feel that a career at the bench does not satisfy your desire to learn about a wide variety of scientific topics and you are interested in helping to bring exciting science to a global audience while having a positive impact on the peer review process.

The responsibilities include:

• Handling original research papers and working closely with other editors on all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection and overseeing peer review.

• Making well-reasoned editorial decisions on submitted manuscripts in the light of expert advice.

• Guiding and assisting external editors with the tasks listed above

• Liaising extensively with editors at other journals in the Nature Portfolio family and with experts in the international scientific community.

• Attending conferences and visiting research institutions.

• Commissioning Reviews and Comment articles and writing Editorials.

• Ensuring Production receives manuscripts in an appropriate and complete state.

• Other tasks as required.

To be considered for the position, you will have:

• A PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline within neuroscience. Post-doctoral experience would be advantageous but not essential.

• A genuine passion for scientific communication and promoting rigor and transparency in reporting research.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be fluent in English (written and spoken).

• The ability to read and assess the novelty, context and implications of research submitted to the journal from different areas of the biological sciences.

• An eagerness to travel and meet scientists worldwide, learn more about them and their research, and help them learn more about us and what we are looking for in the papers we seek to publish.

Editorial experience is not required, although applicants with significant editorial experience are encouraged to apply and will potentially be considered for Senior Editor positions. The position is offered on a full-time basis for a fixed period of six months (with the possibility to extend to further months) and will be located in our London or New York office.

Most employees are currently working remotely. Once the offices fully re-open, all employees will be expected to be based in the office in line with our work from home policy.

Applicants should include a CV and a cover letter explaining their interest in the post, any prior editorial experience, and their preferred office of employment.

Closing date: 26th January 2022

Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services.

Springer Nature is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of approximately EUR 1.5 billion. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media

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