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Last updated: Wednesday 10 January, 2018
Assistant Managing Editor, Open Access
£30,000 - £40,000

About the Job

Content development via article commissioning and original research article solicitation (e.g. via Special Collections, including management of Guest Editors). Assisting in peer reviewer selection.
Journal development via article commissioning (review articles and editorials, approximately 50 articles per journal per annum), with the aims of providing each journal within the AME’s area of responsibility with a consistent stream of high quality manuscripts, likely to be highly cited and (where appropriate) to boost the journal’s likelihood of Clarivate SCIE indexing.
Original research article solicitation (principally via Special Collections, including management of Guest Editors); also via other means of promoting the journal such as face to face contacts at conferences and social media.
Additionally, commissioning of review article manuscripts and solicitation of original research manuscripts that are likely to be purchased as reprints by pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Liaison with the Commercial Sales department and visits to pharma/medical communications companies.
Assisting external Editors-in-Chief/Associate Editors in peer reviewer selection.
Conference attendance (including internationally) with the aim of maintaining a solid awareness of the disciplines relevant to the AME’s commissioning remit.
Liaison with Marketing as required in the development of Special Collections and other Marketing activities.
Promotion of journals via social media.
Attendance of Commissioning team, Open Access or other meetings as required.
Monitoring of and reporting on performance against commissioning targets for journals within the AME’s remit. Contribute to necessary actions to grow revenue on individual journals.
Other duties such as reporting, as required by the Executive Managing Editor and Executive Director, Open Access.
See above; the AME will be allocated specific journals and will be responsible for commissioning review articles and soliciting original research for those journals.
Interest in and knowledge of biomedical subjects
PC skills and experience with Microsoft Office software
(Ideally) familiarity with the ScholarOne manuscript submission system
Interpersonal Skills
Communication skills
Ability to work under pressure
Organisation and prioritisation skills
Ability to influence
Confidence to approach senior individuals at conferences
Able to travel to attend international conferences
Able to work occasional evenings to permit videoconferencing meetings with US-based colleagues
Qualifications and Education
Degree-level qualification in a biomedical subject is essential
Previous Experience
Essential: previous journals publishing experience in an editorial role
Essential: previous experience of article-level commissioning
Ideally: previous experience of peer review and manuscript decision-making
Ideally: familiarity with the pharmaceutical and medical communications industries
Skills: Editorial

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