FEBS Press is seeking to appoint an Editor-in-Chief for the open access journal FEBS Open Bio. Launched in December 2011, FEBS Open Bio is one of four journals owned
by the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS). The journal’s rigorous peer review process focusses on the technical and ethical quality of papers, rather
than objective judgements of significance. This is a new appointment; the current Executive Editor duties will be divided between the Editor-in-Chief and a full-time
- Act as an ambassador for the journal to the scientific community The Editor-inChief (EIC) will actively promote the journal, through interactions with the scientific
community, through editorials in the journal, and by representing the journal at public meetings. The EIC will work with the journal staff and the journal’s publishing
partner to develop marketing strategies.
- Set the journal strategy The EIC, with the Editorial Board, will determine the nature and scope of the journal, propose new features and article types, and improvements
to journal procedures to attract new submissions. The EIC will work with the journal staff and the journal’s publishing partner to set objectives and strategies for the
journal. The EIC will present major proposed changes to the FEBS Publications Committee for discussion and approval.
- Lead the editor selection process The EIC will work with the journal staff to identify candidates for the Editorial Board, and to propose new members to the Publications
Committee for their approval.
- Take ethics decisions The EIC will uphold the ethics policies of FEBS Press and work with journal staff and editorial board members to resolve any ethical issues that
arise when handling manuscripts for publication in the journal. Ethical matters may involve, but are not limited to, data integrity, plagiarism, authorship disputes or
conflicts of interest.
- Review and contribute to periodic monitoring reports The EIC will review monthly and annual reports on journal performance prepared by the journal staff and
present this information to the annual meeting of the Publications Committee.
- Conduct and attend meetings The EIC will chair meetings of the Editorial Board at which the performance of the journal will be reviewed, and ideas gathered for
improvements to the journal. The EIC will also be required to attend the annual meeting of the Publications Committee and the FEBS Congress.
- An international reputation as an outstanding researcher in molecular life sciences.
- A demonstrated commitment to participation in academic peer review.
- The ability to work diplomatically with authors, reviewers and editors.
- The energy and dedication to find time to meet journal deadlines on a regular (nearly daily) basis for the next 5 years.
- Your CV.
- A disclosure of any potential conflicts of interest, such as industry relationships or editorial board membership of other journals.
- An outline of your vision for the journal.
To: László Fésüs (chairman of FEBS Publications Committee, [email protected]), cc’ed to Tom Kingsnorth (FEBS Chief Administrator, [email protected])
Deadline for applications: September 23, 2019
Questions about the journal should be addressed to Mary Purton (Executive Editor, [email protected])