Announcement from Elsevier:
Editor-in-Chief Vacancy – inviting applications now!
We are pleased to present an exciting opportunity, namely an Editor-in-Chiefship of one of the leading journals in Energy: the highly prestigious review journal Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, affiliated with the Combustion Institute and having a 2013 Impact Factor (© Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports) of 16.909. This role offers you the opportunity to lead, shape and innovate peer-reviewed scientific communication in your field. The key tasks of the Editor-in-Chief are: acquiring and selecting the best review articles that fall within the scope of the journal, acting as the ambassador for the journal, and fostering collaboration and teamwork with your Editorial Board, the publishing team of the journal based at Elsevier, the Combustion Institute, and the broader Journal community.
The appointment available is for an initial 3 year term, which may be extended by mutual agreement. In addition to remuneration, the successful candidate will receive: Ambassador Access to ScienceDirect and Scopus, membership of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), an iThenticate CrossCheck account, relevant market data, plus the expertise and support of our publishing house.
We are seeking candidates who match the following description:
- You are well-established as an expert in the fields covered by Progress in Energy and Combustion Science whilst remaining an active scientist. Furthermore, you have a good understanding of related and interdisciplinary areas, a feel for how your field is developing and a view of the emerging scientific topics.
- You are a people-oriented networker, with international contacts, and the ability to attract key scientists as top authors, reviewers, guest editors or editorial board members, and to foster collaborative and productive relationships with them.
- You understand the importance of managing the peer review process in a scientifically sound, efficient and ethical way.
- You are a strategic thinker and together with the Publisher, you would be comfortable developing ideas about future directions for the journal, remaining open to feedback from authors and readers.
- You have an interest in the future of learned journals, and scientific communication in general and an affinity with the internet.
- You may have some experience with social media.
If this sounds like you, and you wish to reply or request further information, please contact Katherine Eve, Executive Publisher, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, care of email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are now invited – deadline for applications is 31 March 2015. Please include your CV and a letter outlining your suitability for the role.