The RCPE is looking to recruit an Associate Clinical Editor to support our Editor-in-Chief in editing of the Clinical section of The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the College’s quarterly peer-reviewed, open access, general medical journal (international circulation: 8,500). The JRCPE is indexed in Medline, Embase, Google Scholar, ESCI, EBSCO, Scopus and the DOAJ.

Responsibilities will include

  • After approval by the Editor-in-Chief, reviewing all new submissions to the Clinical Section to ensure that papers are of a high quality and related to the Journal’s areas of interest and contributing to the identification of peer reviewers;
  • Editing manuscripts to ensure they meet clinical standards, in collaboration with the Senior Production Editor who carries out substantive editing for style, clarity and consistency, where necessary;
  • Regular commissioning of content linked to the Journal’s areas of interest;
  • Contributing to discussions regarding the Journal’s editorial direction, suggesting topics for future papers and editorials and contributing to forward planning;
  • Participating in quarterly Editorial Board meetings (video-linking or Skype will be used to facilitate remote participation).

The Associate Clinical Editor will work closely with the in-house editorial/production team. Interested candidates should be a Fellow of the RCPE, have a demonstrable interest in medical education and international developments in general internal medicine, and a knowledge of and interest in editing, and commissioning for, medical or scientific journals. A fuller job description is available below.

This position is unremunerated, but reasonable travel expenses will be paid.

Closing date: 20 June 2019

Applicants should submit a short CV and details regarding their suitability for the post to:

Jeanette Stevenson
Head of Education and Training
RCPE
11 Queen Street
Edinburgh EH2 1JQ.

E-mail: j.stevenson@rcpe.ac.uk

If you would like more information about this role or to discuss this vacancy informally please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Vinod Ravindran by email at: drvinod12@gmail.com

Application Closing Date: 
Thursday, 20 June, 2019

This vacancy is now closed.