Administration Assistant, Editorial - F1000 Research
London - Maple House

Job Reference: LMH-EDI-009731

Location: London - Maple House

Closing Date: 21/02/2020

Department: Editorial

Division: Taylor & Francis

This is an exciting opportunity for a well-organised individual interested in entering the academic publishing industry. The role will be to provide administrative support across 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 successful candidate should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) and be highly computer literate. They should be able to work to deadlines, manage their workload effectively, and work well with personnel at all levels. Main responsibilities will include providing administrative support to the F1000 Research editorial team, processing non-peer reviewed content, verifying peer reviewer identity and expertise, and general office administration. The successful candidate should be educated to A level standard or equivalent (preferably with science qualification/s), have good office skills, and strong basic IT skills (e.g. MS Office, Outlook, Internet searching).

What you will be doing:

Provide support to the editorial team in the following:
•    Processing and publication of non-peer reviewed content
•    Managing comments from external readers on published content
•    Spreadsheet and data entry
•    Helping verify authors’ peer review selections
•    General office administration (managing editorial inboxes and user account queries)
•    Replying to simple pre-submission queries
•    Basic troubleshooting

What we are looking for:
•    Good organisational and prioritisation skills
•    Computer skills essential – especially Internet searching
•    Excellent attention to detail
•    Good written and oral communication skills
•    Strong English language skills
•    Pro-active, resourceful and a good team player
•    Ability to work well under pressure
•    Adaptable and willing to take on new and different responsibilities as they arise
•    Ability to handle multiple tasks
•    Ability to work in a dynamic working environment

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.