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Managing Editor – Social Sciences (Part-time)
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The Social Sciences Journals group publishes more than 150 high-quality journals, including key publications edited by the best minds in the subject areas.
About the role:
We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic individual to work alongside the Publisher to help establish, shape and develop a significant newly launched open access title within the Social Sciences Journals team. This is a part time role that will balance academic research knowledge with efficiency, analytic skills, network development and creativity.
The Social Sciences Journals team is currently comprised of 9 Publisher in total: 4 in Oxford (UK), 3 in London (UK), 1 in Amsterdam (NL) and 1 in Beijing (China). We are looking to recruit a part-time Managing Editor to work at one of the 3 offices in the UK or the Netherlands. Please note you must already have a permit to work in one of these locations to be considered for this role. Any applicant would need to have a good educational background and keen interest in academic publishing; excellent communication skills; and would have to be prepared to work somewhat independently from the rest of the immediate team while also contributing to team initiatives.
To work with the Publishing team to help facilitate the growth and development of a newly launched Open access Company websiteing the identification, acquisition, management and development of high impact scientific content, and helping to facilitate the content pipeline.
To establish and maintain close contacts with the social sciences communities in academia and industry, and to work directly with authors, reviewers and editors to help manage an efficient, rigorous and author friendly peer review process which maintains high professional and academic standards.
Oversee and support the peer review process: screen new manuscript for compliance with basic journal requirements and assign to relevant subject editor. (a) Support editors with the identification of peer reviewers where required. (b)Act as liaison between subject editors/authors/reviewers and the publishing team.
Support the subject editors and publisher to build a network of editors, scientific reviewers and authors across the social sciences.
Provide ongoing reporting to management team, and reporting/analysis as required to support ongoing journal development.
Responsible for managing the solicitation of journal content in new and emerging social science fields.
Work with the publisher to build effective infrastructure for the journal, including improvement of internal processes and editorial team development.
Monitor and update the journal webpages to ensure ongoing relevance and factual accuracy.
Ensuring efficient article transfer when offered within the portfolio.
Editorial expansion/innovation in related fields.
Graduate degree in a Social Science; Postgraduate (MSc/PhD) a plus, but not essential.
Understanding of academic publishing
Excellent interactive, team working skills and a drive to collaborate across multiple internal departments, ability to connect with a broad range of people as well as to work independently.
Flexible, analytical and proactive; ability to think critically about a wide range of research issues.
Excellent written and verbal English communications.
Experience of authoring and the peer review process would be helpful, but not essential.
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Company 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 Company websiteer 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. Company publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancetand Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray?s Anatomy. Company is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. Company 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.
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