Editor in Chief, Chem Sciences OA

Editor in Chief, Chem Sciences OA

Cell Press

Cambridge, MA, United States

To expand our commitment to the physical sciences community, Cell Press will be launching a broad-interest, high-quality, open-access journal serving researchers in the general area of physical sciences. We are seeking a visionary, insightful Editor-in-Chief to lead this initiative.

The Editor-in-Chief will have the unique opportunity to shape a prominent journal in vibrant fields of research and lead the editorial team according to his or her creative vision. As a respected member of the global research community, the Editor-in-Chief will create a high-impact journal grounded in a strong understanding of the different fields and the needs of authors, readers, and reviewers. S/he will be responsible for defining the aims, scope, and formats for the journal, building a strong network of leading researchers working in relevant areas, recruiting exciting studies, and ensuring the quality and value of the journal as a forum for the best work across the entire field.

This journal aims to publish significant advances in all areas of physical science research, including all aspects of chemistry, material science, energy research and relevant environmental and earth science. Its strong contribution to the field will complement the premium chemistry and energy journals from Cell Press, Chem and Joule, as well as the upcoming journals on sustainability and material science. The journal will employ an open-access model similar to Cell Reports for the life sciences.

Cell Press is a dynamic, interactive and creative scientific community located in the heart of Cambridge, MA. With 90+ PhD scientists, a forward-looking and experienced editorial support and digital production team, a results-driven marketing and press office, and a vibrant commercial partnership group, Cell Press aims to facilitate effective scientific exchange and is a leader in communicating the most important scientific findings.

This position requires a strong research background and broad scientific interests. The successful candidate will demonstrate dedication to serving the scientific community, enthusiasm for communicating science to a broad readership, and the ability to lead the editorial team. The minimum necessary qualification is a doctoral degree and post-doctoral work in relevant areas. Interested applicants with a current academic appointment but who are seeking new challenges in an editorial/publishing role are encouraged to apply. Previous editorial and/or management experience is strongly preferred. The key qualities we look for are breadth of scientific interest and curiosity, the ability to think conceptually and critically about a wide range of scientific issues, strong communication skills, leadership ability, and a penchant for teamwork.

As a member of the editorial and scientific community, the Editor-in-Chief will also have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to bring/build a broad network of contacts, domestically and internationally. He/she will travel extensively to attend conferences and visit research institutions. The Editor-in-Chief will be expected to collaborate with internal colleagues in production, marketing and business development and to contribute to the overall publishing strategy of the Journal and Cell Press as a whole.

Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis until the role is filled.

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers.

Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries.

Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or accommodations@relx.com.

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