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Vacancy: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition is an internationally renowned open access journal publishing contemporary research across the global health landscape for over 35 years. The journal publishes articles across a broad range of topics including global health, maternal and child health, nutrition, common illnesses, and determinants of population health with a special focus on research from low- and middle-income countries.

The journal is owned and published by BioMed Central, which is part of Springer Nature. The journal currently has an Impact Factor of 2.000.  In 2021 almost 350,000 articles were downloaded from the website.

BioMed Central is seeking to appoint two Co-Editors-in-Chief to succeed Professor Abdullah H. Baqui and Professor Simon Cousens, who will be retiring as Editors of the journal in 2022.

The newly appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief will have full editorial responsibility for the content published in the Journal and for ensuring that the ethos, editorial standards, policies and scope of Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition are maintained. They will also be responsible for providing strategic guidance and overseeing the commissioning of non-research content.

The ideal candidates will be:

  • Researchers with broad experience in global health related to the aims and scope of the journal. 
  • Experienced as journal Editors, with strong critical analysis and appraisal skills, and a good understanding of peer review and publication ethics.
  • Keen supporters of open access publishing.Able to demonstrate strong leadership.
  • Excellent strategic planners with the ability to develop a clear vision for Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition.
  • Interested in building strong community relationships at all levels.
  • Keen to innovate and continuously develop Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition.
  • Engaged with technology and willing to use the Journal’s online submission and peer review tools.
  • Able to dedicate time on a regular basis to a busy and thriving journal.

Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition is currently supported by an Editorial Office run by the publisher for administrative services, and is further supported by a committed team of Section Editors. The position offers an honorarium, whilst the time commitment is flexible, we anticipate the post-holder would also have a full-time position elsewhere.

Term of appointment
The term of office will be for five years, with an option for renewal by mutual consent for a further five years.

Applications
Further details regarding the role and a detailed job description can be obtained by contacting Charlene Edwards, Journal Development Manager, at charlene.edwards@springernature.com

Applications should include a full CV, a letter explaining your interest in the post, and an outline of what your editorial policy and vision might be. Applications should be sent to Charlene Edwards at charlene.edwards@springernature.com.

Annual Journal Metrics

Speed
163 days to first decision for all manuscripts
316 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
413 days from submission to acceptance
15 days from acceptance to publication

Citation Impact
2.000 - 2-year Impact Factor
3.120 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.302 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.862 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

Usage 
349,890 downloads (2021)
17 Altmetric mentions

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