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Senior Editor (broad expertise in patient care, experimental therapeutics and clinical toxicology) - BJCP

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Location:London, UK

Category:Volunteer with us

Closing date:07 Aug 2020

Start date:1/1/2021

The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology is recruiting for a Senior Editor
The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (BJCP) is recognized as one of the leading publications in its field. The Journal contains papers and reports on all aspects of drug action in humans: original papers, review articles, mini review articles, commentaries, editorials, and letters, as well as abstracts of the clinical proceedings of the Society. It also publishes research on new methods, new drugs, and new approaches to treatment. The BJCP is a global journal. It is owned by the British Pharmacological Society and published by Wiley.
The Editorial Board is led by the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Serge Cremers, and consists of a Deputy Editor-in-Chief; seven Senior Editors and one Associate Senior Editor; a team of Executive Editors; and a distinguished advisory group of International Editors and Review Editors.
The Journal is seeking a new Senior Editor with broad expertise in patient care, experimental therapeutics and clinical toxicology. Please note that the journal’s broad range of coverage means that it is not possible for Senior Editors to oversee only those articles falling directly within their own specialised range of expertise. The Senior Editor should hold a CCT in Clinical Pharmacology (or international equivalent such as a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology) and have extensive editorial experience. The Journal specifically aims for the editorial board to reflect society in terms of diversity.
Senior Editors are expected to be current members of the British Pharmacological Society, or willing to join the Society. Senior Editor posts are initially for a 4-year term, with possible 12-month extensions to a maximum of 7 years in total. Incoming Senior Editors receive training on the online system, ScholarOne, and complimentary travel and accommodation when attending the annual Editorial Board meetings, which are currently held alongside the Society’s annual Pharmacology meetings, held in December. An editorial fee is also available for this role.

  • The main responsibility of the Senior Editor is to oversee the triage and peer review process:
    • Manuscripts submitted to the journal are allocated to a Senior Editor
    • If the Senior Editor considers it suitable, the manuscript will be allocated to an Executive Editor
    • The Executive Editor makes a recommendation on the basis of reviewer reports
    • The Senior Editor makes the final accept/reject decision
  • It is anticipated that Senior Editors will spend some time every day on handling papers
Further responsibilities
  • Attend monthly teleconference meetings and the annual Editorial Board meetings
  • Contribute to BJCP features (including reviews, suggestions for themed issues and Editorial articles)
  • Oversee Executive Editor performance and advise Executive Editors needing support.
  • Act as advocates for the journal in their institutions and when attending scientific meetings
  • Contribute to events to promote the journal at scientific meetings
  • Work with the Editor-in-Chief on strategic initiatives for the journal, especially initiatives to increase diversity in authors, readers, editors and content of the journal
Questions about the Journal and the Senior Editor role can be addressed informally and in confidence to Dr Serge Cremers ( The deadline for applications is 5pm GMT on 7th August 2020. Interested applicants should send a short CV (up to 2 A4 pages) and a covering note explaining why they should be considered to Charles Whalley ( Applicants may be invited to interview via videoconference.

The BJCP is committed to increasing the diversity of its Editorial Board. Excellent candidates are encouraged to apply, especially people from under-represented groups.