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Managing Editor – STM Journals (freelance, part-time)

The British Psychological Society (BPS) is a registered charity which acts as the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. We support and enhance the development and application of psychology for the greater public good, disseminating our knowledge to increase public awareness. We’re looking for a Freelance Managing Editor to assist our Psychology Editors in publishing a series of in-house journals for different areas of psychology for practitioners and researchers. The Managing Editor will support with day-to-day administration and management of the peer review process.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Performing desktop reviews of papers and assigning to peer reviewers
  • Ensuring papers move through peer review efficiently and on-time, liaising with authors, peer reviewers, production team and the editorial team.
  • Proofreading the Psychology Editor’s column and checking page proofs prior to publication
  • Suggesting ideas for improvement, including special issues and invited papers.
  • Collating performance statistics and reporting to the editorial team 

The successful candidate will have experience of managing STM journals, and solid knowledge of publishing processes. You should be an excellent communicator, able to bring value to the editorial team through your experience and organisation skill. A degree in psychology or social sciences would be an advantage.

The role will support three different journal titles, comprising a total of 10 issues per year, with the possibility of increasing more issues in future.

The British Psychological Society is committed to a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of your background or circumstances.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Salary Bracket £12,800 per year (£46,600 pro rata)

Closing Date 13 July 2022

How to Apply Please email your cover letter and CV to Dawn Morris dawn.morris@bps.org.uk

Location Remote

Hours/Type of Contract: 1.5 days per week

Managing Editor – STM Journals (freelance, part-time)

The British Psychological Society, United Kingdom
Contract, Freelance, Home Working, Part-time
Academic, Charity
Administration, Commissioning Editor, Editor, Journals, Publishing, Business Development, Editorial
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Managing Editor – STM Journals (freelance, part-time)
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£12,800 per year (£46,600 pro rata)

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The successful candidate will have experience of managing STM journals, and solid knowledge of publishing processes