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Journals Coordinator, UCL Press

Ref Number B09-00037

Professional Expertise Library and Library Services

Department Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation and Global Engagement) (B09)

Location London

Working Pattern Full time

Salary £31,131 - £36,348

Contract Type Permanent

Working Type Hybrid (20% - 80% on site)

Available For Secondment No

Closing Date 04-Dec-2022

About us

UCL is London’s global university. LCCOS – Library, Culture, Collections and Open Science – provides outstanding staff, services and resources to support the world-class research, education and enterprise that is undertaken in UCL, and connects the world with UCL through innovative programming and engagement activities. LCCOS is acknowledged as an international leader in Open Science and Scholarship.

The LCCOS family comprises 3 museums and allied object collections, 14 libraries, the UCL Student Centre, Special Collections facilities, multiple additional learning spaces, the Bloomsbury Theatre and a substantial off-site storage facility. We also provide comprehensive services to healthcare staff through our partnerships with 6 NHS Trusts. LCCOS holds the UK Customer Service Excellence (CSE) Award, The National Archives (TNA) Archives Service Accreditation, and Arts Council England Museum Accreditation. The combined staff in UCL LCCOS totals around 440. 

About the role

UCL Press was launched in 2015 as the UK’s first fully open access university press. It publishes scholarly monographs and textbooks, and has a portfolio of 15 academic journals, which have achieved a combined total of over 5 million downloads globally.

This role reports to the Journals Manager and is responsible for overseeing the publication process on a designated list of journals, including acting as the main point of liaison with Editors-in-Chief on all day-to-day aspects of running their journals; ensuring academic articles are progressing smoothly through peer review via the submission system; and monitoring schedules so that articles and issues are published in a timely manner. Additional tasks to support the journals department overall also form part of this role.

This role may in part be suitable for remote working.  The role holder will be expected to work a minimum of 40% of their time on campus. The pattern of on-campus and remote working will be agreed with the role holder.  

About you

Candidates must have general academic journals publication experience of managing their own list of journals, a strong understanding of the full publication and peer review cycle with good experience of using journal submission and peer review management systems. They will have experience of working closely with Editors-in-Chief and be highly organised with a methodical and analytical approach to work, and ability to manage own workload in order to meet deadlines. 

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below: •41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days) • Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme •Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE) • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan • Immigration loan • Relocation scheme for certain posts • On-Site nursery • On-site gym • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay • Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service • Discounted medical insurance

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Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

Journals Coordinator, UCL Press

University College London, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Journals, Publishing, Communications, Business Development, Editorial
Journals Coordinator, UCL Press
Salary description: 
£31,131 - £36,348

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Candidates must have general academic journals publication experience of managing their own list of journals