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Exclusive Executive Peer Review Manager – Scholarly Journals


Competitive salary + Bonus + Benefits

A global research publisher with one of the most successful track records for growth over the last ten years is looking to recruit an Executive Peer Review Manager to lead the Peer Review Management division. Collaborating with the Director of Global Peer Review to support and implement strategy that upholds the quality of research published, ensuring all journals follow a robust and effective review process.

Industry  Scholarly Publishing


Duration  Permanent

Type  Full time

Start Date  ASAP


Key responsibilities

  • Lead a team of Peer Review Managers and Assistants to execute strategy in line with departmental and divisional strategic objectives
  • Define priorities and objectives for the Peer Review Management division, develop metrics and KPIs to measure and report on progress
  • Ensure that the Peer Review Management team meets agreed-upon targets and delivers high quality and efficient peer review support to authors, editors, & reviewers
  • Build and maintain positive relationships across the organisation and with external partners
  • Responsible for the hiring, training and performance evaluation of the Peer Review Management team
  • Represent the department in specific areas of process, systems or cross-departmental collaboration to develop and implement projects that further operational strategies and goals
  • Develop and support policies, processes and internal and external resources around research, peer review and post-publication ethics
  • Oversee due diligence and transition activities for journal acquisitions to ensure that journals are transitioned according to standard procedures
  • Manage the Peer Review Management Team budget and ensure costs align with the budget.

Ideal candidates will have comprehensive experience in journals publishing with an understanding of the challenges facing academic publishing particularly in relation to peer review. An excellent understanding of publication ethics and industry best practice is required partnered with an extensive understanding of online journal peer review and submission systems, preferably with experience of working with ScholarOne Manuscripts. Suitable candidates will have strong leadership and decision-making skills with high-level communication and interpersonal skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office would be preferred.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary + Bonus + Benefits.

How to apply

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to quoting the reference TP 733.

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Early applications are preferred.

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