Do you have a genuine interest in Science and are you looking to start your career in digital content? Then this might be your opportunity to join us as a Managing Editor!

Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirectScopusClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy.

Within our Science, Technology and Medical Journal (STMJ) team we are looking for a Managing Editor to join our Physics journal team, covering the field of Condensed Matter Physics.

You will work closely with colleagues in the areas of content acquisition, network expansion and the coordination of special projects and initiatives. Your activities include identifying manuscripts for transfer, offering the authors guidance and ensuring a smooth overall transfer process which will support the portfolio in capturing more quality content. You will play an important role in Elsevier's strategy of combining quality content with technology powered by operational efficiency and effectiveness to drive true innovation.

In this role you will check and evaluate submissions (submitted to the selected journals) before the manuscripts are assigned to the handling editors and before the review process has started. Your goal is to filter out submissions that do not fit within the criteria of the selected journal, such as originality, novelty, methodology, readability and scope of journal. Screening of articles will be based on questions like: Is the article submitted within the Aims and Scope of the journal? Does the science make sense? Is the manuscript of sufficient quality? Does the introduction explain the novelty that the article will bring? And does it explain the motivation for this research? You will work with the editors of Physics to maintain the journal’s high standards and further develop an efficient, author-friendly workflow.

Are you that bright person with knowledge and interest in the scientific processes relevant to the publishing and information analytics industry? Then please apply!

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  • PhD in Physics
  • A results-driven, self-motivated and enthusiastic work attitude
  • Record of having published papers in scientific journals
  • Technology savvy, familiar with online platforms, social media and digital content
  • An interest in the publishing process and the underlying data
  • Relationship builder; ability to build relations on different levels within a large international environment
  • Commercial business sense; spot opportunities for improvement and align relevant stakeholders Good communication skills and excellent written and spoken English

What we offer

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Elsevier’s benefits are very competitive and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect when joining Elsevier in the Netherlands.

  • Competitive salary and a 13th month
  • 27 days of leave
  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates
  • Solid Pension Plan, with a choice between a collective pension plan an individual pension plan
  • Profit share or bonus plan subject to the company annual results
  • You can participate in the convertible personnel bond scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Travel allowance for commuting
  • Reductions to several personal insurance packages due to our collective agreements
  • Free in-house sport facilities
  • Numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development
  • Several local and global networking communities to share best practices and knowledge
  • Various social responsibility programs, channeling knowledge and strengths to help communities around the world improve education, science, health care and protect the environment.

An assessment or business case could be part of our selection procedure. A pre-employment screening will be part of our recruitment procedure. 

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Job: Editorial
Primary Location: EU-NLD-North Holland-Amsterdam
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External Ongoing