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Purpose of the Job:
Core role is to contribute to the success of the journal by in-depth involvement in peer review and pre-acceptance decision taking and close involvement, via a small team or solo and often with supervisory oversight, in the management of one or more journal sections.
Main Activities and Responsibilities:

  • To read and critically evaluate (by applying in-depth and up-to-date scientific and medical knowledge) all papers allocated (research and green section); present them to the editorial team; arrange peer review (by choosing appropriate experts in the field) on a select few with the highest potential clinical impact and participate in consensual decision process.Take part in the critical assessment of other editors’ papers at pre- and post-review stage.
  • To negotiate revisions with authors ensuring that manuscripts that are accepted for publication meet with the highest standards of medical and scientific reporting.
  • To regularly assess editorial working practices and think of new ways to make the peer review process more timely and efficient.
  • To monitor ongoing research activity in allocated specialty area, regularly communicate with international key medical researchers and pro-actively attract key clinical trials to The Lancet.
  • To commission Seminars, Reviews, and Clinical and other Series in agreement with the commissioning team. To take part in monthly decision-making and planning meetings for the green section of the journal.
  • To take part in the weekly rota of leader writing. Contribute ideas for leaders and items for This Week in Medicine on a weekly basis.
  • To take part in the commissioning, peer reviewing, crossreading, and page passing of the comment section with the comment team
  • Sound general knowledge and broad medical knowledge with clinical and research experience
  • Good written communication skills
  • Familiarity with DTP and websubmission systems such as the Incopy and EES, and with the use of databases such as PubMed and internet search engines
  • Medical qualification and research experience in a clinical setting
  • Editorial experience
Please note that this is a part-time role, for 14 hours per week.




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