07 December 2017

The official journal of the British Society for Haematology, British Journal of Haematology, is seeking applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief.

A peer-reviewed, ISI-listed journal, the British Journal of Haematology is an international journal for the publication of original research papers in clinical, laboratory and experimental haematology. It is well-established, having been in publication since 1955. The readership and importance of the journal has grown steadily with the current impact factor standing at 5.67 and a worldwide base of subscribers and authors.

This is an exciting opportunity to continue the development of the journal within the international haematological field.

The successful candidate will be recognised as a leading member of the haematological community and will have an impressive track record as a published author along with senior editorial experience and a strong understanding of the business of publishing a journal. The successful candidate will have experience of the pharmaceutical market serving haematology and will demonstrate a commercial focus. Above all, the successful candidate must be passionate about the British Journal of Haematology 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 haematology 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
  • 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 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. Applicants should note that this position requires a weekly commitment of time. The Editor can be based in any international location but would be required to join the British Society for Haematology if not already a member.

This important leadership role will require a significant time commitment and will be recompensed accordingly.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a short summary of their vision for the British Journal of Haematology, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills, experience and knowledge they would bring to this position.

Applications will be shortlisted after the closing date, with interviews to be held soon after.

A description of the role is available on request. Please send your application, in confidence, to: [email protected]

Applications to arrive no later than Monday 15 January 2018.