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Journals Manager, Peer Review and Ethics

Cambridge- and home-based hybrid working in the UK
£59,057 - £65,620 per annum plus benefits
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Accreditation Requirements
Not specified

The Royal Society of Chemistry has an exciting opportunity to join our Publishing team working as our Journals Manager, Peer Review and Ethic on a full time (35- hour week) permanent basis.


At the RSC we embrace flexibility and offer hybrid working, which means our teams come together when they need to collaborate.


 Although this role is contractually based at our Cambridge office, you will be able to work from home within the UK, with the expectation that you will attend the office as needed for your role.


About the RSC
The Royal Society of Chemistry publishes 51 world-leading journals that span the core chemical sciences and related fields. Known for rigorous, fair peer review and fast publication times, our journals publish the best science, from original research articles to authoritative reviews. As a not-for-profit publisher, we reinvest surplus funds back into the global scientific community, supporting our mission to help the chemical science community make the world a better place.


The role:

As the Journals Manager, Peer Review and Ethics, you will be joining an essential part of our publishing team, both leading the RSC’s journal peer review strategy and its commitment to ethical publishing practices. You will also be the Journals Department lead for inclusion and diversity, working closely with the RSC’s inclusion and diversity team.


The role holder will be a member of the senior management team in the Journals Department, reporting into the Head of Journals, and will lead a team consisting of a Publishing Ethics Specialist and Publishing Ethics Executives.


We are looking for someone with:


  • Significant STM publishing experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of journals peer review processes and policies, procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of publishing ethics.
  • Physical or life science degree or higher, ideally in chemistry.
  • Good knowledge of budgets, management accounts, and cost management.
  • Demonstrable broad range of functional knowledge and awareness of external influences particularly with respect to STM journals publishing
  • Broad knowledge of developments in digital publishing as it relates to peer review and/or publication ethics
  • Sound business acumen, strong ability to influence at a senior level and demonstrable negotiation skills
  • Proven ability to work well as part of a team. Good team player but self-motivated and able to work independently.


At the RSC, we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce and welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply. We particularly encourage applications from disabled and ethnic minority candidates.


 As a part of the Disability Confident Scheme, we endeavour, where possible, to offer an interview to candidates meeting the essential criteria of the role, who has a substantial physical/mental impairment which impacts their ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.


 If you are interested in this role, please apply before the end of the closing date. When applying, you will need to provide an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement (no more than 500 words) indicating how your skills/expertise match the competencies outlined in the Job Description.


 We are committed to making our recruitment processes accessible to all and as part of this, we are flexible in the ways we give and receive information. If you would like to apply using a different format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or on +44 (0) 1223 432229 and we will do our best to put any reasonable adjustments in place.


Please find full job description here.

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