We are seeking a Deputy Editor for the open-access journal Pharmacology Research & Perspectives (PR&P), which is jointly owned and managed by ASPET, the British Pharmacological Society (BPS), and Wiley-Blackwell. The Deputy Editor selected in 2018 must be an ASPET member and will work with an Editor-in-Chief, who is a member of the BPS.
What is Pharmacology Research & Perspectives?
PR&P was launched in response to the growth in high-quality research from around the world and the growing demand for open-access publishing. It is the joint responsibility of ASPET, the BPS, and Wiley-Blackwell, and is published online in the Wiley Online Library with free and open access under a Creative Commons License. Upon publication, papers are deposited into PubMed Central on behalf of authors. It publishes high-quality, well-reported work across all areas of pharmacology from worldwide biomedical researchers. Its scope encompasses all aspects of pharmacology.
PR&P publishes “cascading peer-review” papers, as well as research papers and other types of article submitted directly to it.
Cascading peer-review papers are selected from papers originally submitted to the current ASPET and BPS journals (JPET, Molecular Pharmacology, Drug Metabolism and Disposition, British Journal of Pharmacology, and British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology). Authors are invited to transfer their paper for review for publication in Pharmacology Research & Perspectives.
PR&P puts an emphasis on high-quality author services, including rapid review and decision and powerful online proofing tools, offering authors the fastest reliable route to publication and citation with immediate open access.
PR&P requires that authors pay a publication charge when their article is accepted. The fee is reduced or waived on request for authors who work in under-developed countries (see list here).
PR&P began publication in 2013. It is indexed by PubMed/MEDLINE and the Emerging Sources Citation Index of the Web of Science Core Collection. By April 2018, it will be eligible for full evaluation as part of the Science Citation Index. PR&P is also indexed by Scopus.
Objectives for the Deputy Editor
- Assist the Editor-in-Chief in recruiting and leading the editorial board. Recruit a diverse and experienced editorial board to support quality at the journal (in consultation with the Management Committee).
- Strategy. Work with the EIC and the Management Committee to set and refine publishing and marketing strategies to ensure that Pharmacology Research & Perspectives publishes high-quality material and develops its own distinctive style and character
- Policy. Work with the EIC and the Management Committee to set and refine editorial policy and processes, and to communicate and work to these.
- Help develop processes for editorial review of: (a) papers referred from feeder journals, having already been refereed; (b) papers submitted directly; (c) commissioned material.
- The Deputy Editor will handle 40% of the workload with the EIC handling 60%.
- Support the marketing team.
- Ensure high quality of service to authors (with help from Managing Editor and Editorial Assistant), focusing particularly on rapid review and decision-making, and speed and clarity of communication with authors.
Support for the Journal and Deputy Editor
- Online peer review management via custom-configured “ScholarOne Manuscripts” website
- Editorial board
- Editorial Assistant (based at Wiley-Blackwell to run the Editorial Office; time devoted to the journal depends on the number of submissions, and the time/support scales accordingly)
- Production Editor (to process accepted articles for publication; time devoted to the journal depends on the number of submissions, and the time/support scales accordingly)
- Managing Editor (based at Wiley-Blackwell, to manage the journal and collaborate on strategy and services; time devoted to the journal depends on the number of submissions and the time/support scales accordingly)
- Marketing Manager (based at Wiley-Blackwell, with subject area knowledge, and who links in with other global colleagues)
- Publisher (to guide the publishing team and provide high-level input and support, as needed)
Remuneration and Term of Office
The Deputy Editor will serve for a fixed term from July 2018 through December 2020 and receive an annual honorarium (amount to be decided). At the end of 2020, the Deputy Editor will take over as Editor-in-Chief, subject to review and approval of the Management Committee. A new BPS-nominated Deputy Editor will be appointed.
- A member of ASPET and an established biomedical and/or clinical research scientist with an excellent publication and writing record in pharmacology
- Experienced as a journal editor or associate editor, with strong critical analysis and appraisal skills, and a good understanding of peer review and publication ethics and the changes in the environment of scientific publishing
- Able to work collaboratively with an EIC to lead and run an international editorial team
- Keen to innovate, experiment with developing new article formats for online presentation, and continuously improve the quality of PR&P
- Effective in publicizing and promoting PR&P
Nominations should be sent to:
ASPET Journals Director
NOMINATIONS ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 28, 2018