Editor-in-Chief of Frontline Gastroenterology

London (Central), London (Greater)
27 Feb 2018
21 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Part Time

The Role – Editor-in-Chief of Frontline Gastroenterology:

BMJ is looking for the next Editor-in-Chief of Frontline Gastroenterology (FG) who can continue to shape the journal as a resource offering the most up-to-date and relevant content for a wide audience of trainee and consultant gastroenterologists and associated health professionals working in gastroenterology and related specialties in the UK and globally.

The ideal candidate will be a respected clinician–researcher, preferably with demonstrable editorial experience, and with a strong vision for the journal. Reporting to the journal’s management committee, you will appoint and lead the editorial team, actively promoting and strengthening the journal and upholding the highest ethical standards of professional practice. The Editor-in-Chief should also act as an ambassador for the BSG and British gastroenterology more widely.

About Frontline Gastroenterology:

FG is published by BMJ in partnership with the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG). Launched in 2010 as a companion journal to Gut, it has established itself as a valuable resource for professionals, with a focus on education and innovative best practice across all areas of gastroenterology and hepatology. Published quarterly in print and continuously online, FG has an international readership and is distributed to all BSG members. For more information, see the journal website.

Being an Editor for BMJ:

The Editor-in-Chief of FG benefits from:  

  • Competitive annual honorarium  
  • Full training & support, including two-day residential editors’ course in Oxford, UK  
  • Professional advice and guidance on all aspects of journal publishing  
  • Membership of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)  
  • Attendance at the annual networking Editors’ Retreat hosted by BMJ  
  • Access to exclusive BMJ content, including The BMJ and BMJ Learning  
  • Interaction with the latest research from around the world  
  • The chance to shape the field and play a role in the development of the specialty

About BMJ:

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.

How to apply:

Please send a full CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to hspillberg@bmj.com . The closing date is 21 March 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide an analysis of the journal and interviews will be held in April 2018 at BMA House in London. The successful candidate will take up the post in September 2018, following a handover period working with the current editor over summer 2018. The term of office is 5 years.