Wolters Kluwer (WK), in partnership with the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), announces a search for Editor-in-Chief of ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, a new open access journal to be launched in early 2017 and published alongside EPIDEMIOLOGY.  As a fully open access journal, ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY will consider new submissions, as well as high-quality submissions initially considered for publication in EPIDEMIOLOGY​, both pre-review and post-review. 

ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY will provide a global forum for the rapid publication of environmental epidemiology research in a fully open access, online environment. Fully peer reviewed and held to the same high standards of rigor as EPIDEMIOLOGY, the new journal will support the global community of environmental epidemiology experts by providing a venue for articles that further the understanding of all aspects of the field.

ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY is an online only, open access journal. Open access publishing provides unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly research. All content publishing within ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY will be openly available online immediately upon publication. Authors retain copyright of their articles, with content licensed under several Creative Commons licenses.  The journal is funded through Author Processing Charges (APCs), which are paid by authors, funders, institutions, or sponsors of accepted articles. Because open access journals are freely available online, there are no subscriptions. Furthermore, there are no limitations on the number of papers or pages that can be published in the journal.

The submission system for ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY will be linked to the submission system for EPIDEMIOLOGY, allowing authors of redirected manuscripts from EPIDEMIOLOGY​ to easily transfer their manuscripts and their corresponding reviews directly to ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY for consideration. Additionally, ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY will encourage and consider direct submissions to the new open access journal.

The Editor-in-Chief will have final responsibility for the editorial content of ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY.  The Editor-in-Chief will be selected in partnership with the ISEE.  The journal publisher (Wolters Kluwer) will provide technical support and appropriate training on the submission system and production process.  Annual financial support is provided. The Editor-in-Chief will provide leadership for the successful launch and continued development of an innovative and high quality scientific journal that serves the needs of a global environmental epidemiology community.  Responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief include, but are not limited to, the following.

  1. Provide the highest possible quality of scientific content
    • Maintain a coherent scientific vision for the journal, consistent with the standards of EPIDEMIOLOGY, and with an international perspective across the specialty.
    • Recruit highly qualified colleagues to serve as editors, members of the editorial board, and reviewers.
    • Assure the integrity and fairness of the review process.
  2. Organize and maintain an efficient office operation
    • Develop procedures for effective triage and review of scientific manuscripts.
    • Manage workflow to meet publication deadlines.
    • Assure excellent and timely support to authors, reviewers, and other professionals who interact with the journal.
  3. Add value to papers accepted for publication
    • Edit papers for content and style.
    • Guidance on presentation of figures and tables.
  4. Encourage features and content that serve the interests of the environmental epidemiology community and address the challenges facing the field.
  5. Maintain good relations with associated professional societies and specifically the ISEE.

Interested individuals are invited to submit a brief biographical sketch and curriculum vitae. Applicants for the position of Editor-in-Chief should have stature in the field of environmental epidemiology, a distinguished publication record, and 'gold' open access editorial experience.  Applicants should provide additional information on their qualifications and vision for the journal to consider their application complete. Below are details on the application requirements.

APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED.  Please direct all queries and applications (electronic submission preferred) to Celia Braithwait (celia.braithwait@wolterskluwer.com).

Application Requirements

  1. A brief statement of research interests.
  2. Information on editorial experience, including a description of work as an Editor, Associate Editor, and/or Editorial Board Member of journals in a related field.
  3. A statement describing the reasons for your interest in this position.
  4. Your perspective on and experience with open access journals, and your ideas for building WK's new title, as a digital-only journal, into a valuable cutting-edge extension of EPIDEMIOLOGY.
  5. Ideas on ways to promote awareness of the journal and encourage submissions, taking into consideration the new journal will be a non-indexed journal to start. Other personal qualifications and/or comments you think may be relevant for the selection committee.​