Working Title: Manuscript Editor Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $57,544-$64,000 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Employee subgroup: Salaried Exmpt Location: Johns Hopkins 1629 Thames Street Department name: 10003516-SOM Neuro Cognitive Neurology Personnel area: School of Medicine
The position serves as the primary gatekeeper and editorial and administrative manager for the Journal Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, including soliciting authors and reviewers, editing manuscripts, coordinating the review process, and reviewing final proofs.
Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology (CBN) is the official journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology. CBN is a clinical subspecialty journal focusing on advances in the neurologic understanding of conditions that affect thinking, learning, memory, communication, and behavior. CBN submissions address clinical research, patient care, education, or professional advancement, and readers are primarily neurologists, neuropsychologists, and psychiatrists. CBN is a quarterly hybrid open access journal that is published both in print and online.
The individual in this position is responsible for the following editorial and administrative tasks:
Work independently in providing oversight of all manuscripts, peer review, post-acceptance editing, and proofreading.
Report to and serve as gatekeeper for the editor-in-chief, previewing manuscripts that he then evaluates for quality and appropriateness for the journal.
Conceptualize, prospect for, and commission new material for publication.
Identify potential authors for new materials and personally solicit new manuscripts.
Develop and maintain database of peer reviewers; appraise and select potential reviewers with the assistance of a part-time researcher.
Edit accepted manuscripts and work closely with authors to finalize text, tables, figures, and supplemental digital content.
Recruit, train, and supervise freelance or part-time manuscript editor as needed.
Collaborate with production staff in preparing proofs and proofreading.
Draft editorials for and develop special issues, invited articles and new features with editor-in-chief.
Update Instructions for Authors and introductory materials in CBN.
Run editorial office's administrative operations, including handling and recording all transactions and editorial correspondence, such as decision letters, setting journal policies, and maintaining editorial style guide.
Communicate with and troubleshoot for authors, reviewers, editorial office colleagues, publisher's staff, and the CBN Editorial Board.
Plan contents of issues in consultation with the editor-in-chief; track status of each item throughout the production process.
Meet production deadlines.
Draft updates for the journal's website.
Help draft marketing materials for CBN.
Perform other duties, including occasional editing of divisional writing projects, as required.
The editor can telecommute because essentially all journal work is done by computer, e-mail, and the online manuscript management system Editorial Manager®. Most Division projects are handled by e-mail and telephone. The editor may be required to attend occasional meetings at the Division office in downtown Baltimore, and may be asked to attend an annual neurology conference in the U.S. or Canada.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline related to neurology, neuropsychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, or experimental psychology.
Minimum of two years of related scientific journal experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to manage multiple projects.
Proven ability to manage the full editorial process using a cloud-based manuscript submission and peer-review tracking system.
Graduate degree in a scientific discipline related to neurology, neuroscience, neuropsychology, or cognitive science. Experience in conceptualizing, prospecting for and commissioning new material for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Minimum of five years of related experience.
Experience with Editorial Manager cloud-based software.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Experience in writing and editing of medical and scientific materials, ideally on neurologic topics. Ability to mentor inexperienced writers. Ability to edit for accuracy, structure, sequence, internal consistency, clarity, simplicity, missing elements, fact checking, reference checking, copyright issues (permissions, attribution, plagiarism), and format. Ability to edit and design tables, graphs, and figures. Expert proofreading skills. Familiarity with print and online production. Strong organizational, multitasking, project management, record-keeping, and problem-solving skills. Self-starter who can run programs independently and meet deadlines. Ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with authors of all languages and backgrounds when communication is solely by e-mail. Ability to collaborate with colleagues long-distance
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