Assistant Editor, BMJ Open

Company : BMJ
Location : London or Beijing
Closing Date : 17/06/2021
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Position: Assistant Editor, BMJ OpenContract: PermanentSalary: CompetitiveStart date: ASAPLanguage(s) requirement: Proficiency in English and Chinese both written and spoken is required for this role BMJ is seeking an academic to join BMJ Open’s international editorial research team. BMJ Open is one of the world’s leading medical journals, publishing high quality, peer reviewed, open access clinical research that reaches a wide international readership. BMJ has an established office in Beijing and research editors based in mainland China.The successful candidate will ideally be full time, although a part time role can be considered. They will report to Adrian Aldcroft, Editor in Chief of BMJ Open and will join the growing team of editors, with close links to the editors of the flagship journal, The BMJ.LocationIdeally mainland China but individuals based in other locations will be considered.Purpose of the Position To handle medical manuscripts submitted to BMJ Open through peer review and provide input on journal development, processes, and policies.ResponsibilitiesKey Tasks - Assessing submitted manuscripts against the journal’s aims and scope for suitabilit for peer review and rejecting unsuitable submissions- Making post-peer review editorial decisions on whether to publish reviewed submissions, seeking second opinions from senior editors when necessary- Handling publication/research ethics concerns- Occasionally sourcing appropriate peer reviewers- Working with the rest of the editorial team to ensure journal processes are as user-friendly and efficient as possible- Ensuring the journal’s editorial policies are up-to-date- Providing contributions to the journal blog and social media accounts- Attendance at medical and publishing events in China for outreach and market intelligence gatheringQualificationsEssential skills and experience- Postgraduate qualification, preferably at doctorate level and/or a medical degree- Editorial experience with international STM journals in handling manuscripts and of peer review processes (desirable) - Demonstrable understanding of open access- High standard of written and spoken Chinese and English language Desirable attributes- Experience in conducting research in health related sciences, especially in clinicalmedicine (e.g. public health, pharmacy, epidemiology, health statistics) - Study or research experience abroad Why should you apply?BMJ is a global healthcare knowledge provider with a vision for a healthier world. We share knowledge and expertise to improve healthcare outcomes. You may know us as the publisher of one of the world’s most cited general medical journals, The BMJ. We also publish over 70 specialty journals, many of which are the most influential titles in their field. We also offer digital professional development courses and clinical decision support tools to help medical institutions and clinicians tackle today’s most critical healthcare challenges.Evidence underpins everything we do – it’s what makes us one of the world’s most trusted knowledge providers. And the figures speak for themselves. More than 50 million users from over 150 countries access our websites every year.BMJ is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Medical Association (BMA), with nearly 500 employees worldwide. Our head office is located within the Grade II listed BMA House in Euston, London, with more offices in China, India, North America, and Wales. At BMJ we take equal opportunities very seriously, diversity and inclusion are more than just words, they are an organisational priority. We are building a culture where everyone feels able to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We encourage applications from under-represented groups and we are a Disability Confident Committed employer. You will be able to join any of our employee-led networks focusing on: Gender, Cultural Diversity, Sexual Orientation, Mental Health and Well-being, Parents and Carers and Age. We offer flexible work arrangements to all our employees.