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Last updated: Wednesday 04 October, 2017
Editorial Assistant, Peer Review Management (12 Month FTC)
< £20,000
Central London, London

About the Job

We are recruiting for a Editorial Assistant to join the Peer Review Management Team in our STM Journals department on a 12 month fixed-term basis.
Key Performance Areas
Peer Review:
Knowledge and understanding of the peer review process, its purpose and form and an understanding of how this process links to other areas of the business, such as production
Administering the refereeing process for journal articles using online manuscript tracking systems according to agreed procedures
Researching referees, adding new contacts and updating the existing records for account holders on the online manuscript tracking systems
Monitoring the quality of peer reviews received and communicating to the Peer Review Manager where necessary
Efficient processing of journal articles through the online manuscript tracking system, ensuring none are stuck in various queues
Using software to assess whether journal articles have issues with plagiarism or duplication; referring issues to colleagues
Dealing with enquiries from authors and other stakeholders in a prompt manner
Monitoring and improving performance of the journals (processing times, copy flow) and providing feedback to other team members
Monitoring progress of Special Issues, liaising with Guest Editors and meeting publication date targets
Other duties:
Extensive liaison with external contacts and internal departments
Implementing agreed actions from meetings and individual journal strategic development plans, in consultation with the Peer Review Manager
Taking minutes in board meetings
Contributing to regular journal reporting
Involvement in peer review projects with other team members
Updating journal homepages when required
Keeping spreadsheets and databases accurate and up to date
Ad hoc duties when requested
Person specification:
Good analytical skills and attention to detail
Proactive: ability to spot and communicate problems
Ability to quickly digest a large amount of new and often complex information
Excellent time management skills: an ability to prioritise and keep on top of a busy and varied workload
Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with editors, board members and colleagues
Professional manner when dealing with authors, editors and reviewers.
Good communication skills
Highly organised multi-tasker with the ability to work as part of a team and unsupervised.
To apply please fill out an online application form* using the following link:
Please note that we will only consider applications for editorial positions which are submitted through the application form. CVs and cover letters will be discounted.
Skills: Editorial, Project Management

Job information

Salary: £Competitive

Contact information

Contact name: Emily Spaul
Telephone: 020 7 324 8500

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