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Research Integrity Editor

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Based: London, UK
Salary: On application

Due to continued growth, our client, a leading STM Publisher, requires a new Research Integrity Editor who would be responsible for the assessment of potential concerns raised before or after the peer review process across a list of Open Access titles.

Applicants will ideally have a degree postgraduate qualification in a STEM discipline and have at least two years of publishing experience, including exposure to or awareness of research integrity/publication ethics. Experience in a customer-facing role or using CRM software is preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Investigations of authors, reviewers, editors, and Special Issues as directed by the Research Integrity Manager
  • Checking plagiarism and figure duplication/manipulation claims
  • Preparing and editing correction and retraction notices
  • Consulting editorial board members
  • Preparing reports for institutions and contacting them
  • Contacting other journals/publishers
  • Contributing to Editorial and Research Integrity projects as required by the Research Integrity Manager

Skills & Experience:

  • A minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in the publishing industry
  • Degree in a scientific discipline (life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics or engineering)
  • Knowledge of peer review and the publishing process
  • An interest in Open Access publishing, ethics, integrity and the editorial process
  • Experience in a customer-facing role or using CRM software and/or manuscript tracking systems is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills, with attention to detail
  • A positive and proactive approach to problem-solving in daily tasks
  • Able to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels
  • A high level of computer literacy
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