The International Journal of Psychoanalysis
Salary £34,573 - £41,236 pa
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The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, founded by Ernest Jones under the direction of Sigmund Freud in 1920, is the world’s premier international psychoanalytic journal publishing six issues a year.
We are seeking a well-organised and enthusiastic graduate with post-graduate or post-doctoral academic experience to provide academic and administrative support to the Editor in Chief (EC) and the wider editorial team. The EE will be authorsí first point of contact with the journal via an online submission process. S/he will work with the EC to oversee and improve the workings of the peer review process and to develop international peer review processes and editorial policies.
Specific tasks will include: very preliminary reading of manuscripts to help advise on editor and reviewer assignment, oversight and tracking of each manuscript through the system from the point of submission up to acceptance or rejection, drafting letters to communicate editorial decisions to authors in a clear and helpful way, some editing and copy-editing, some bibliographic research, working with the EC to build an international editorial team and develop their skills, development of editor relationships and development of administrative systems and editorial content policy.
This newly created role will require the postholder to take a proactive approach, working with the EC and the editorial team to identify and implement strategies to optimise the IJPís editorial operations. The role will involve liaison and development of relationships (including some travel) with a wide range of individuals and groups especially overseas, including both academics and clinicians. The postholder will be given an honorary position in the Psychoanalysis Unit at UCL.
The successful candidate will need to be able to read fast, write well and clearly, summarise arguments cogently, be well organised with a good eye for detail, and should have the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team as required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and some experience of academic writing and peer review are essential, together with a high standard of knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite. Foreign language skills and experience of work in an international environment would be an advantage. Previous experience of publishing, proofreading, and/or copy-editing would also be useful, although not essential for the right candidate, as would familiarity with manuscript submission and tracking software.
Applications in the form of a concise covering letter and CV including full employment history and current salary details, together with the names of two referees, should be sent by email to the Editor in Chief, Dana Birksted Breen, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This position has been advertised previously. Candidates are welcome to re-apply.
Closing Date: Friday 20th April 12pm.
Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Tuesday 24th April.
Interviews will be held on Friday 27th April.