We are seeking applications for this leadership position with the prestigious Colorectal Disease, the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland
A peer-reviewed, ISI-listed journal, Colorectal Disease is an international journal publishing original research in any discipline relating to colorectal disease. The journal recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary and there is an online-only edition every month. The readership and importance of the journal has grown steadily since launch with the current impact factor standing at 2.778 and a worldwide base of subscribers and authors.
This is an exciting opportunity to continue the development of the journal within the international field of colorectal pathology.
The successful candidate will be recognized as a leading member of the colorectal community and will have an impressive track record as a publisher author along with senior editorial experience and a strong understanding of the business of publishing a journal. The successful candidate should be passionate about Colorectal Disease and demonstrate a clear vision for its future growth and development.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:
- Broad knowledge of the international coloproctology field
- The ability to support authors with their publishing objectives
- Sound scientific judgment and willingness to make strong editorial decisions
- Ability to address sensitive matters diplomatically and considerately
- Willingness to work with ACPGBI Executive in achieving strategic objectives
- Networking skills to secure Editorial Board appointments
- Awareness of trends within knowledge dissemination and openness to new ideas
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
The main functions within this role are: strategic and practical development of the journal, maintaining high-quality editorial standards, providing strong and inspiring leadership to the journal’s Editorial Board and appointing new members as required, and journal promotion. The Editor may be based in any international location but candidates would be required to apply for membership of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland if not already a member.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a short summary of the applicant’s vision for Colorectal Disease, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills, experience and knowledge they would bring to this position.
Pre-application questions and discussions with the ACPGBI and/or published are welcomed; if you wish to arrange one of these please contact the journal publishing manager,
It is anticipated that interviews will be held in June or early July.
A description of the role is available on request.
Please send your application, in confidence, to the journal publishing manager, Claire Dowbekin.
Applications to arrive no later than Friday 24 May 2019