Classified Title: Journal Editor Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: upto $64,000 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Part-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 may have two separate aspects: one of Manuscript Editor for the Journal Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology and one of Editor-in-Residence for the Division.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Manuscript Editor for the journal Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology:
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 welcomes all types of submissions that address clinical research, patient care, education, or professional advancement. The readership is primarily neurologists, neuropsychologists, and psychiatrists. CBN is a quarterly hybrid open access journal that is published both in print and online.
This aspect includes the following tasks: Work with the journal's managing editor to determine editorial style and article format. Maintain style guide. Edit accepted manuscripts and work closely with authors to finalize text, tables, figures, and supplemental digital content.
Recruit, train, and supervise freelance editors, as needed. Proofread typeset pages for each article and coordinate author's review of proof, approving author changes and communicating with author to resolve any problems. Oversee the work of the production vendor and collaborate with the publisher's production editor to resolve any problems with design, composition, and production of issue content. Read final proof to ensure accurate incorporation of requested corrections and overall quality and completeness of each issue.
Editor-in-Residence for the Division: This aspect may be waived if the part time Journal Editor undertakes it: Help Division faculty, fellows, students, and staff with all phases of their academic and other writing projects: planning; outlining; drafting; preparing tables, graphs, figures, and presentations; conforming to publication requirements; editing and polishing; helping coordinate multi-author and multi-component projects; submission and navigating of editorial review and revision; and proofreading. Projects are research papers, proposals, grant applications, posters, slide sets, reports, correspondence, etc. Mentor inexperienced writers.
The manuscript 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 manuscript editor may be required to attend occasional meetings at the Division office in downtown Baltimore.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree with minimum of three years of related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Strong oral and written communication skills.
Master's degree in English or a related discipline. Minimum of five years of related experience.
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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