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Managing Editor – STM Journals


£Competitive + 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 a Managing Editor for their STM Journals team.

Industry  Scholarly Publishing STM


Duration  Permanent

Type  Full time

Start Date  ASAP


The Managing Editor will manage the peer review and editorial development of leading STM journals.


Key responsibilities


  • Managing the peer review processes within agreed timeframes
  • Ensuring all published content meets required ethical and scientific standard
  • Identifying and recommending changes to peer review processes to improve efficiency
  • Hands-on journal development, including article-level commissioning, original research article solicitation and special collection development
  • Building specialised scientific knowledge of allocated subject areas
  • Selecting and inviting peer reviewers
  • Making final accept/reject/revise decisions with external editors and internal Managing Editors
  • Managing existing titles and developing editorial boards
  • Driving journal growth via increased submissions and appropriate acceptance rates.


The successful candidate will have experience in journals publishing in an editorial role, ideally within STM Journals, with appropriate peer-review experience. A proactive approach with good commercial awareness and a strong understanding of the journals publishing business. Excellent relationship management skills and the confidence to work with a large number of internal and external stakeholders, including senior academics. A background in engineering or physical sciences to at least BSc and ideally a higher degree is essential.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, bonus, and strong 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 720. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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