Assistant Editor - F1000 Research
London - Maple House

Job Reference: LMH-EDI-09730

Location: London - Maple House

Closing Date: 21/02/2020

Department: Editorial

Division: Taylor & Francis

We are seeking an enthusiastic, well-organised individual with strong English language skills, excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and a good eye for detail to join the team as an Assistant Editor on F1000Research ( and across our open research platforms (, including our publishing platforms for Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

F1000 Research is an innovative open research publisher of scientific, scholarly, translational and clinical research across the physical and life sciences, engineering, medicine, social sciences and humanities. The F1000 Research publishing system combines the ability to rapidly publish scholarly articles with the functionality to ensure transparency, robustness and reproducibility of research. The publishing model combines the benefits of ‘pre-printing’ (providing rapid publication) with quality and transparency (open data and open peer review) and enables publication within days of submission, followed by open invited peer review.

The role will involve a wide range of tasks including assessing articles and associated research data for appropriateness and editorial quality, some basic editing and tagging, and communication with external members of the research community. You will have a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) postgraduate qualification (such as an MSc or PhD), be an efficient worker, and have excellent attention to detail. The successful candidate will also need to be a strong team player who enjoys interacting with people and be fully computer literate. No previous editorial experience is necessary as full training will be provided.

Informal enquiries may be made to Zena Nyakoojo, Senior Managing Editor

What you will be doing:

•    Processing submissions for appropriateness and editorial quality, with some basic editing where required
•    Appropriate tagging of submissions to the relevant scientific sections within the database
•    Providing support for authors using our online submission systems, and managing the resolution of any queries with the appropriate individuals within the team
•    Maintaining content management databases and ensuring all information is up-to-date and accurate
•    Providing cover for, and assistance to, other team members as required
•    Suggesting improvements to working practices of the team

What we are looking for:

•    Broad interest in academic research and publishing
•    Strong organisational and prioritisation skills
•    Excellent attention to detail
•    Strong interpersonal skills and enjoys interacting with people
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Strong English language skills
•    Diplomacy
•    Aptitude for understanding technical issues
•    Computer skills essential – especially Word, Excel, Internet searching - and understanding of an online environment
•    Pro-active, resourceful and a good team player
•    Adaptable and willing to take on new and different responsibilities as they arise
•    Ability to handle multiple projects

Additional Information:

You must have the right to work and live in the United Kingdom

This role is based at Maple House in London

We would like to thank all applicants in advance and regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.