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Research Integrity Auditor Specialist

We are on a mission to make science open so everyone can live healthy lives on a healthy planet

Who we are

Frontiers is an award-winning open science platform and leading open access scholarly publisher.

We are one of the largest and most cited publishers globally. To date, our 200,000 freely available research articles have received more than 1 billion views and downloads and 2 million citations. Our journals span science, health, humanities and social sciences, engineering, and sustainability. And we continue to expand into new academic disciplines so more researchers can publish open access.

Be part of the publishing revolution and help us transform the way research is published, evaluated, and communicated to the world.

The role

As Frontiers continues to grow, we are committed to maintaining quality at scale in our publication output. To meet this commitment, we are expanding our research integrity team and introducing this new role as a fantastic opportunity that will offer the successful candidate to have a direct impact on the Ethical standards in Scientific Publishing.

This role forms as part of a new team reporting to the Research Integrity Auditor. As a Research Integrity Auditor Specialist, you will be the first point of contact to support with and investigate urgent, escalated cases in all journal portfolios.

Key Responsibilities

  • Audit current pipelines and journals to anticipate potential research integrity issues.

  • Investigate escalated cases by assessing manuscripts, editors, reviewers and authors involved.

  • Evaluate current processes and provide proactive recommendations to prevent issues from happening.

  • Assess the urgency of situations and escalate higher when necessary.

  • Liaise with the Research Integrity Managers & Specialists to gather information and keep them informed of the measures to implement.

  • Present the outcome of the investigation with a proposed course of action and ensure that all investigations reach a final conclusion.

About you

  • Previous experience in academic/STM publishing with some exposure to research integrity or dealing with ethical issues.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to navigate through challenging conversations, gather information and manage stakeholders’ expectations in a diplomatic and professional manner.

  • A pro-active mindset that enjoys finding solutions, preventing unnecessary escalations and taking ownership of situations.

  • Educated to a MSc/PhD level or equivalent.

  • Fluent in English (C2 level) and a good knowledge of Excel and Salesforce.

Application Process

Your application should include:

1. A cover letter and CV

2. Your notice period


With more than 50 nationalities represented in our global team, you will work regularly with teammates in other countries, and with our community of researchers, editors, and authors from around the globe.

Our mission to create solutions for healthy lives also extends to the working environment we provide for our employees. 

This includes:

100% remote working

Employees now have the flexibility to choose where they want to work, with remote working available on a part- or full-time basis (not applicable to some Business Support jobs due to nature of role).

Learning and development

All employees have access to LinkedIn Learning (and Pluralsight for our technology team), an annual personal learning budget, and dedicated L&D time.


We offer free online yoga classes, an employee assistance plan, access to the Headspace app, and four wellbeing days on top of your annual leave allowance.

Volunteering opportunities

Employees can dedicate three days each year to volunteer for a personal cause or through our volunteering partner platform, Alaya.

Frontiers actively embraces diversity and is a safe and welcoming workplace. Recruitment is free from discrimination – including based on race, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. With over 600 employees from more than 50 different nations, our diversity creates vibrant teams and constantly challenges us to appreciate multiple perspectives.

Research Integrity Auditor Specialist

Frontiers Publishing, England | Wales | Portugal | Germany | Poland | Switzerland
Full-time, Home Working, Permanent
Academic, Publisher, STM
Administration, Journals, Publishing, Research, Communications, Business Development, Customer services
Research Integrity Auditor Specialist

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Previous experience in academic/STM publishing with some exposure to research integrity or dealing with ethical issues.