Editor-in-Chief

Recruiter
Location
Role is not office based
Posted
03 Apr 2017
Closes
30 Apr 2017
Specialty
Paediatrics
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Part Time

About Archives of Disease in Childhood

Archives of Disease in Childhood is an international, peer-reviewed journal that aims to keep paediatricians and related professionals up to date with advances in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases as well as advocacy issues such as child protection. It focuses on all aspects of child health and disease from the perinatal period (in the Fetal & Neonatal edition) through to adolescence. ADC includes original research, commentaries and reviews of clinical and policy issues. Areas covered include community child health, public health, epidemiology, acute paediatrics, advocacy and ethics plus special sections for global child health and drug therapy.

The Role – Editor-in-Chief, Archives of Disease in Childhood

BMJ and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health are looking to appoint an Editor- or Editors-in-Chief (EiC) who will oversee the editorial content of all three editions (ADC, Fetal & Neonatal, and Education & Practice). The successful candidate(s) will establish a vision for ADC that will advance the journal’s international reputation and profile while providing engaging and informed content. International and joint applications are welcomed.

The EiC will be responsible for a rigorous peer review process and an active commissioning programme. The successful candidate will have experience of leading and motivating a team and a strong research and/or clinical background. Extensive experience of the peer review process, ideally as an editor or associate editor but at least as an author and peer reviewer, is essential.

The EiC reports directly to the management committee of the journal that consists of BMJ and RCPCH representatives. The EiC will have final responsibility for the editorial content of ADC, with support from their appointed editorial team, and for developing ADC strategy in collaboration with both organisations. The EiC should expect to spend approximately 15-20 hours per week on journal-related activities.

Closing date for CVs and covering letters is 30th April 2017. Please include a strengths/weaknesses/opportunities/threats (SWOT) analysis of ADC and an outline of your editorial vision. Interviews will be held on the 5th of July 2017 in London or remotely for international candidates. Term of office is an initial five years. Contact Jessica Banning, Publishing Executive, for a full role description and to apply at jbanning@bmj.com 

Being an Editor for BMJ

The EiC will benefit from the following:

● Competitive annual honorarium

● Access to exclusive BMJ content, including The BMJ and BMJ Learning

● Full training and support; from publishing processes to social media

● The chance to shape the field and play a role in the development of paediatrics and child health internationally

● Helping develop the careers of fellow researchers and clinicians

● Interacting with the latest research from all over the world

● Networking opportunities with other BMJ editors

About the owners

The journal is owned by BMJ and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health .

BMJ advances healthcare worldwide by sharing knowledge and expertise to improve experiences and outcomes. Along with our renowned flagship title, The BMJ , we also offer over 60 specialty journals and a world leading collection of digital professional development resources. Our unique digital tools help healthcare professionals support decision and improve the quality of delivery.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health sets and maintains standards for the education and training of all doctors working in paediatrics and child health in the UK. Additionally, through a variety of activities, it influences the quality of medical practice for children in hospital and in the community. The College has over 16,000 members and fellows and employs over 160 staff.