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Submissions Manager - Health & Biomedicine


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

We are seeking a driven and target-oriented professional for the role of Submissions Manager within our Health & Biomedicine program. This role provides an excellent opportunity to be a part of our growth plan and will be instrumental in achieving our company’s mission to make science open!

You will be responsible for ensuring the success of article collections, including development of new strategies for content acquisition and effective communication with Guest Editors. You will also recruit, train and look after the development of a team of Submissions Specialists within the Publishing Development department.

Our office is located in London, however remote working options are available for candidates across the UK.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for driving high quality submissions to themed article collections and accountable for meeting submission targets and objectives.
  • Responsible for accurate reporting on submissions progress to targets, timely flagging of issues and identifying actions to resolve them
  • Support the Head of Program in assessing workload across the submissions team and allocate resources effectively
  • Make recommendations for internal process optimization to ensure team efficiency and productivity
  • Collaborate with internal departments to ensure efficiency and scalability of article collections operations
  • Lead a Submissions Team within a publishing program, responsible for overall Submission Team performance, recruitment and training of new team members and their continued development.

About You

  • Professional experience in the publishing industry would be preferable
  • Demonstrated experience in people management
  • Target driven and business focused
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Collaborative and professional
  • Proactive, solution oriented
  • Aptitude for digesting large amounts of information, and reacting effectively to urgent situations
  • Ability to work independently, be highly organized and meet deadlines
  • Proven experience in process optimization would be a plus


What we Offer

International environment

With over 50 nationalities across seven locations around the world, we are certainly a diverse company. You will have the opportunity to work with teammates in other offices, as well as with researchers, editors, and authors from across the globe.

Key Benefits

  • 25 annual leave days + 4 well-being days
  • Participation in the annual company bonus scheme
  • Flexible working framework and remote working opportunities across the United Kingdom
  • Extensive learning opportunities through our LinkedIn Learning partnership
  • 3 volunteer days through our online platform
  • Access to Headspace app
  • Online Yoga classes

Application Process

Your application must include:

1. A cover letter and CV

2. The indication of your earliest availability

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.

Submissions Manager - Health & Biomedicine

Frontiers Publishing, United Kingdom | London
Full-time, Home Working, Permanent
Administration, Publishing, Strategy, Management, Communications, Business Development, Acquisitions
Submissions Manager - Health & Biomedicine

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Professional experience in the publishing industry would be preferable