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Pharmacology Matters Editor

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Category:Volunteer with us

Closing date:29 Jan 2021

Start date:01 March 2021

Pharmacology Matters is recruiting!

Pharmacology Matters is the British Pharmacological Society’s online magazine. It is fully open and freely available to read on our website and is produced three times a year. The magazine is made up of articles about the activities of the Society and its membership as well as insights and news about all areas of pharmacology.
Pharmacology Matters is looking for editors to join its vibrant, friendly Editorial Board. This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic BPS members to help with the Society’s mission to promote and advance pharmacology and to communicate the varied activities of the Society and its members.

What do editors do?

  • Help decide the content of each issue of Pharmacology Matters. This involves keeping an eye out for, and flagging, any interesting topics or activities for articles for each issue

  • Commission and work with authors to develop articles for Pharmacology Matters, deliver articles within the deadlines and to the required specifications

  • Make all efforts to attend the Editorial Board meetings/teleconferences

  • Where applicable, write at least one article per year

  • Make recommendations to the Editorial Board for the growth and development of Pharmacology Matters

Term of office

The successful applicants will begin their 1-year terms from 1 March 2021.

Applicants should:

  • Be creative and generate new ideas

  • Have excellent writing and editing skills

  • Work well to deadlines

  • Be enthusiastic

  • Be members of the British Pharmacological Society

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming an editor, please send no more than 250 words on how you believe you are suited to the role to Emma Needham, Managing Editor of Pharmacology Matters (, by 5pm on Friday 29 January 2021.
If you would like to discuss the role in more detail before applying, please contact our Editor in Chief, Margaret Cunningham (

We look forward to hearing from you.