Deputy Editor, The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Deputy Editor, The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology


London, United Kingdom

Purpose of the Job

Assisting in all aspects of the organisation and preparation of The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, both online and 12 issues per year in print.

Main Activities and Responsibilities


Deputise for the Editor in his/her absence.

Content strategy

Assist the Editor with decisions on which new submissions should be considered for publication, and help the Editor develop editorial strategy.

Content delivery

- Assist the Editor with timely production of 48 Articles a year, linked Comments and Correspondence, and Editorial. Commission Comment and Review content as necessary.

- Responsibility for timely production of a minimum of 24 Review papers a year. News and Editorial writing, sub-editing, proof checking, and cross-reading.

Peer review

Organise peer review of articles and other written material, and negotiating with authors

Collaboration with specialty community

Develop and maintain links with the gastroenterology and hepatology communities to solicit high-quality research, especially clinical trials, for the journal.

Collaboration with subject specialists to assist with journal positioning

Attendance of conferences and other events, to represent the journal, to identify suitable topics and authors, and to keep up-to-date with current developments in gastroenterology and hepatology.

Key Competencies

  • Displays High Integrity and Honesty
  • Develops Strategic Perspective
  • Champions Change
  • Connects Group to Outside World
  • Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Builds Relationships

Functional and Technical Competencies

Post-doc research experience or clinical experience in a relevant field.
Substantial editorial experience, at Senior Editor level, with a good understanding of all aspects of the editorial process, journal production, and of running an editorial team.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

PhD, MD, or other higher degree in a directly relevant discipline.

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