Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Medical Genetics

London (Greater)
24 Jul 2018
31 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Part Time

The Journal of Medical Genetics is owned by 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.

About the journal:

The Journal of Medical Genetics launched in 1964 and has since become one of the premier journals in genetic medicine. Published monthly, it receives submissions from over 60 countries, and has over 3 million website visits a year. With an Impact Factor of 5.451, Journal of Medical Genetics is a leading international publication and is the official journal of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists. 

In addition to high quality research, the Journal of Medical Genetics also offers interactive, case-based learning. The journal publishes multiple choice CME modules that are supported by a number of global accreditation bodies. The modules are rated highly with an 80% completion rate and are designed to help all healthcare professionals to train.

The role: Editor(s)-in-Chief, Journal of Medical Genetics

BMJ is looking for the next Editor-in-Chief who can continue to shape the Journal of Medical Genetics into the premier resource for geneticists; maintaining the Journal's high standard for originality and quality.

The candidate is an active researcher and/or practising clinical geneticist with an awareness of emerging trends in molecular genetics, genetic medicine and applications to clinical practice. They will act as an ambassador; actively promoting and strengthening the journal and upholding the highest ethical standards concerning bioethics and editorial policies.

This is an independent contractor position and the term of office is 5 years. The role will take up one day per week. International and joint applications are welcomed. Interviews will be held at BMA House or via video conference. Please contact Kelly Horwood, Assistant Publisher, khorwood@bmj.com, for a full role description and to apply. To be considered for the role please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your interest and vision for the future development of the journal.

As Editor of Journal of Medical Genetics you will benefit from the following:

  • Competitive Annual Honorarium
  • Annual networking Editors’ Retreat at BMA House with all BMJ Journal Editors
  • Attendance at the Medical Editors’ training course in Oxford, UK
  • Free subscription to JMG for you and your Editorial Team
  • 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 the specialty
  • Have a positive effect on the careers of fellow scientists
  • Interact with the latest research from scientists based all over the world

Submission deadline: Friday 31st August 2018

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