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Research Integrity Editor

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Based: London

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, working closely with the Research Integrity Manager and the wider editorial team across the entire portfolio 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
  • Cover for the Publishing team and the Research Integrity Manager when required

Skills & Experience:

  • A minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in the publishing industry
  • Degree in a scientific discipline (in addition to life sciences and physical sciences we are interested in people with a computer science, mathematics or engineering background), further degree a plus
  • 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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