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Exclusive, Featured Managing Editor Biomedical – Open Access


Competitive salary + benefits + bonus

Our client is seeking a dedicated and knowledgeable individual to join their team in the role of Managing Editor Biomedical. As one of the most successful global academic publishers our client is at the forefront of promoting ethical and impactful scientific publishing. In this position, you will play a pivotal role in managing a diverse portfolio of open access journals, while also driving growth, ensuring high-quality peer review, and fostering relationships with key stakeholders.

Industry  Academic Publishing Editorial Open Access


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


Managing Editor Biomedical: Key responsibilities

  • Manage a small list of open access titles, with responsibility for contract negotiation, financial management, and product health
  • Hands-on journal development, including establishing annual journal strategy, editorial board development, article-level commissioning, special collection development, and relationship management
  • Building specialised scientific knowledge of allocated subject areas, primarily in the life sciences and/or preclinical fields
  • Selecting and inviting peer reviewers; working with external editors and internal
  • Managing editors to make final accept/reject/revise recommendations and decisions
  • Making decisions on manuscripts as part of the peer review process
  • Achieve specific growth targets while emphasising ethical peer review and publishing practices
  • Achieving acceptance by key indexing services
  • Driving impact factor growth
  • Driving revenue growth via increased submissions of APC-paying manuscripts
  • Participation in department projects and communities of practice.

Managing Editor Biomedical: Skills/experience

  • Hold a biomedical background, preferably at the MSc level (PhD or MD is a plus)
  • Possess a strong understanding of biomedical research principles, research ethics, and reporting standards. A background in the life sciences or a preclinical field with expertise in clinical study types and/or preclinical methodologies (e.g., molecular biology or biochemistry techniques) is highly desired
  • Experience in editorial roles within the field of journal publishing, including involvement in peer review and manuscript decision-making
  • Exhibit excellent communication and relationship management skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including senior academics
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and nurture mutually beneficial relationships with journal editors
  • Possess a proactive, growth-oriented mindset, strong commercial awareness, and a deep understanding of Open Access journal publishing practices
  • Be willing to travel for conferences, both within the UK and internationally
  • Show a high level of motivation, with the capacity to work both independently and as part of a tightly-knit team.

A competitive salary, bonus, and benefits package is offered.

How to apply

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to quoting the reference TP 860.

For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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