Commissioning Editor – Functional Ecology

Are you an active researcher with demonstrable editorial experience?

Salary: c. £1,500 per annum
part-time, initial 1-year contract (potentially renewable)
worldwide, remote
Closing date: 
Sunday 6 February 2022, 23:59 GMT
Interview date:
Tuesday 15 February 2022, via Microsoft Teams

About you

Functional Ecology is looking for an academic Commissioning Editor, initially focussing on Reviews.

We are looking for an active researcher with demonstrable editorial experience beyond their core research interest and excellent connections in the wider ecological community.

About the role

The Commissioning Editor will be responsible for

  • identifying topics and potential authors in collaboration with the team of Senior Editors
  • commissioning an agreed number of articles per year
  • guiding commissioned articles through the peer review process
  • making final decisions on commissioned and unsolicited review papers submitted to the journal
  • ensuring that author guidelines are appropriate and amend, if appropriate, in consultation with the team of senior editors
  • provide additional pre-submission guidance to authors as required
  • provide updates to any relevant editorial board meetings

The role is for an initial term of 1 year and paid a renumeration of £1,500 p.a.

Functional Ecology is a journal of the British Ecological Society. The BES values the benefits that diversity brings. We seek to create an inclusive culture and welcome applications from all sectors of society. This is a remote working position and applicants from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply.

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