Part-Time Research Content Acquisition Editor – BMJ Open Science

Company : BMJ
Location : London / Remote
Closing Date : 02/07/2021
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Position: Part-time Research Content Acquisition Editor - BMJ OpenContract: up to 1 year Fixed term contract - 2.5 days per weekSalary: £18,108 - £20,120 per annumLocation: Currently home-workingStart date: ASAPBMJ is the innovative publishing division of the British Medical Association and one of the world leaders in medical publishing with a strong brand recognised internationally. One of the key product areas, BMJ Journals, produces over 65 specialist titles, many of which are leaders in their fields.The roleBMJ currently has a vacancy for a part-time Research Content Acquisition Editor to work on BMJ Open Science, a multidisciplinary, open access journal of preclinical research. You will work with the editorial team - all leaders in the field of open science and preclinical research - to develop the content pipeline and oversee the peer review process to ensure timely delivery of research and state-of-the-art review manuscripts to specification.Responsibilities- Working with the editors, publishers and marketing dept to help develop a content strategy and tactical plan to deliver a pipeline of high-quality articles, themed collections and special issues- Desk research to determine key target areas- Actively commissioning articles and collections, overseeing the process from commissioning through peer review to publication- Soliciting original research in key topics through targeted outreach, possibly through meetings and conferences (travel to events will not be expected)- Contributing to workflow refinement to ensure the best possible experience for authors- Coordinating with BMJ’s Product Owner, Article Transfer Service, to direct high-quality articles deemed out of scope at other BMJ journals to BMJ Open Science- Contributing to editorial policy development to maintain BMJ Open Science’s position as a leader in open publishingQualifications- Educated to degree level in a relevant science. A PhD or MSc in a subject relevant to the journal would be desirable. - Demonstrable general understanding of some relevant scientific fields covered by BMJ Open Science.- Familiar with peer review and publishing processes as an editor, publisher or author.- Comfortable working to deadlines and targets.- Well organised; can set plans and communicate them clearly. - Experience of commissioning or content acquisition would be an advantage.- Knowledgeable regarding the principles and benefits of open science, including open access, open data, open peer review, open methods, and how these relate to publishing.- Familiarity with publishing systems (e.g. ScholarOne) and databases (e.g. Web of Science, Scopus or Dimensions) or working in an editorial or publishing team at an STM publisher would also be desirable. The journalBMJ Open Science is a broad scope open access journal that covers the whole range of preclinical and translational biomedical research and meta-research.Led by Dr Emily Sena (University of Edinburgh) and her international editorial team, BMJ Open Science encourages and rewards open research practices and transparency in publishing and reporting.Read our blog for updates and opinion on topical issues in open science and follow us on Twitter, @OpenScienceBMJ.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.Those who come to work with us are assured of a rewarding career in an increasingly global company. In return, we offer a great place to work with a wide range of benefits, including: - Twenty-five days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays, a BMA Day and the opportunity to gain more holiday entitlement through long service employment- Additional days leave for moving house, volunteering or getting married - Onsite gym, fitness classes and subsidised canteen and cafeteria- Double matching employer pension contribution, up to 12%- Multiple discounts [from major stores] through MyReward employee benefits platform. - Season ticket loan, gym membership and cycle to work scheme - Seven x salary life assurance cover- Regular social events, diversity and inclusion groups, and charity fundraising initiatives to get involved in