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Immunology: Editor-in-Chief Role


Immunology: the journal of cells, molecules, systems and technologies

Applications are invited for the position of Editor-in-Chief Immunology

We are seeking applications for this leadership position with the prestigious journal Immunology, the official journal of the British Society for Immunology (BSI).

Immunology is a high ranking, internationally respected monthly journal, publishing significant studies and reviews that provide fundamental and mechanistic insights to the immune system.  It is well-established, having been in publication since 1958. The readership and importance of the journal has grown steadily with the current impact factor standing at 3.358 and a worldwide base of subscribers and authors.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a well-established global journal on its next stage of development. The successful candidate will be a leading member of the research community and will have an impressive international track record in immunology with senior editorial experience and a strong understanding of the business of publishing a journal. Additionally, the successful candidate must demonstrate commercial knowledge of the immunology market. Above all, the successful candidate must be passionate about the journal Immunology and demonstrate a clear vision for its future growth and development.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Broad knowledge of the international immunology field
  • The ability to support authors with their publishing objectives
  • Sound scientific judgment and willingness to make strong editorial decisions  
  • Ability to address sensitive matters diplomatically and considerately
  • Awareness of trends within knowledge dissemination and openness to new ideas  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

The main functions within this role are: strategic and practical development of the journal, maintaining high-quality editorial standards, providing strong and inspiring leadership to the journal’s Associate Editor team and Editorial Board, including appointing new members as required, and journal promotion. The Editor-in-Chief can be based in any international location but would be required to join the BSI if not already a member.

This important leadership role will require a significant time commitment on a weekly basis and will be recompensed accordingly.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a short summary of their vision for Immunology, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills, experience and knowledge they would bring to this position.

Applications will be shortlisted after the closing date, with interviews to be held soon after.

A description of the role is available on request. Please send your application, in confidence, to:

Applications to arrive no later than Monday 28 January 2019.


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