Seeking a new Commissioned Reviews Editor- are you interested?

The Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics is an international peer-reviewed journal publishing original research papers and reviews in applied nutrition and dietetics, focussing on: nutritional science; clinical nutrition; public health nutrition and epidemiology; and dietetic professional practice. The editorial board consists of international experts from these disciplines. The journal is indexed in numerous databases including Medline (PubMed) and Embase and last year articles from the journal were downloaded over 300,000 times by readers from all over the world. Our impact factor is increasing and we have ambitions to improved manuscript quality, readership and citation over the coming years and have developed a strategy to achieve this.

With this goal in mind we are seeking to appoint a Commissioned Reviews Editor. The role will involve:

  • Identifying topics for review papers that will likely be highly read and highly cited;
  • Identifying world leaders in these topics and invite them to write a review on it;
  • Liaise with authors so that commissioned reviews are submitted to an agreed deadline;
  • Once submitted, to act as editor of the commissioned reviews, including managing the manuscripts through the peer-review process on the ScholarOne platform.
  • Perform other duties as required of a member of the editorial board

The Commissioned Reviews Editor will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief (Prof Simon Langley-Evans, University of Nottingham), the Associate Editor-in-Chief/Unsolicited Reviews Editor (Prof Kevin Whelan, King’s College London) and the other members of the editorial board.

The ideal candidate will be a researcher in an academic or clinical academic position with a PhD and research programme in a relevant area (e.g. nutrition science; clinical nutrition; public health nutrition and epidemiology; or dietetic professional practice). Applicants should have experience of publication in peer-reviewed journals and good international professional networks. However, what is most important is that the post holder has an understanding of the topics in nutrition that are important to researchers/practitioners and that are likely to be well cited. Good organisation skills, attention to detail and fluency in English language are essential requirements. This is a significant task and it is important that the successful candidate can commit some time each week to undertaking journal duties. Therefore this is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious researcher to develop skills as a journal editor.

A modest honorarium is available for the position.

A full CV together with a 1 page summary (describing the reasons you would like this position and what skills you would bring) should be sent to simon.langley-evans@nottingham.ac.uk and kevin.whelan@kcl.ac.uk . Closing date 28th November 2014.

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