Contemporary Nurse, Call for Managing Editors
Contemporary Nurse is inviting esteemed and aspiring members of the academic community to become involved as Managing Editors under the direction of Editor-in-Chief, Dr Louise Hickman.
About the journal
Contemporary Nurse is an international peer-reviewed journal designed to increase nursing skills, knowledge and communication, assist in professional development and to enhance educational standards by publishing stimulating, informative and useful articles on a range of issues influencing professional nursing research, teaching and practice. Contemporary Nurse targets nursing educators, researchers and professionals who require high-quality, peer-reviewed research on emerging research fronts, perspectives and protocols, community and family health, cross-cultural research, recruitment, retention, education, training and practitioner perspectives.
Purpose and duties of the position
Reflecting the diverse nature of submissions to the journal, Managing Editors are sought to oversee the peer review of manuscripts submitted for publication in the Contemporary Nurse, including conducting a preliminary review of manuscript suitability and quality, identifying and inviting double-blind peer reviewers, assessing returned reviews, making editorial decisions, and overseeing the resubmission and production processes.
Managing Editors will be able to draw on members of the Editorial Board for advice, support and practical assistance with these tasks. Managing Editors will also be involved in strategic and marketing functions of the journal as required, and may be called upon to provide editorials for upcoming issues.
It is anticipated that Managing Editors will oversee the peer-review process for approximately four new manuscripts per month, broadly aligned with their areas of expertise. In addition to new manuscripts, Managing Editors will oversee the return of reviews and resubmission of revised manuscripts. In total, it is anticipated that Managing Editors will be responsible for approximately 20 manuscripts at various stages of review, at any given time.
Managing Editors will be expected to be ambassadors for the journal, encouraging online usage and promoting the journal at relevant conferences. You will also be expected to encourage the submission of articles from expert researchers and ‘rising stars’ in the field including colleagues.
This is a voluntary position, and no financial remuneration is available.
Qualifications and other requirements
- PhD in a field relevant to one or more content areas of the Contemporary Nurse.
- Demonstrated high quality scholarship in a field relevant to the content areas of the journal.
- Demonstrated ability to engage with a broad range of topics, methods and disciplinary perspectives, and likely ability to identify reviewers for such manuscripts.
- Substantial experience as an author and/or editor of scholarly works.
- Prior experience or willingness to be trained in using the ScholarOne Manuscript Central online submission system.
- Commitment to and understanding of codes of ethics relevant to academic research and publishing and familiarity with the requirements of the double-blind peer review process.
- Demonstrated ability to work professionally and meet deadlines.
- Willingness to work closely and cooperatively with the Editor-in-Chief, other Managing Editors, Editorial Board members and as needed, Taylor and Francis administrative and production staff.
Application and selection process
Please send the following information to Editor-in-Chief, Dr Louise Hickman, firstname.lastname@example.org by November 25, 2015:
- A cover letter, including responses to the position requirements
- A copy of your current curriculum vitae
Decision letters will be sent by middle of December, with ScholarOne training to be provided online and via printed materials in shortly following acceptance, and duties to commence from 2016.