Associate Publisher

  • London  
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    9 July 2020  
    Posted on
    22 June 2020  

F1000 Research is looking for an experienced Associate Publisher to join the team. F1000 Research is an innovative open research publisher of scientific, scholarly, translational and clinical research across the physical and life sciences, engineering, medicine, humanities and the social sciences.

The F1000 Research publishing system combines the ability to publish rapidly with functionality to ensure transparency, robustness and reproducibility of research. The publishing model combines the benefits of ‘pre-printing’ (providing rapid publication) with quality and transparency (open data and open peer review) and enables publication within days of submission, followed by open invited peer review.

Working alongside the Editorial and Publishing team, the Associate Publisher will provide support on developing and Implementing suitable article types and associated editorial guidelines and checklists across the full range of Physical Sciences subjects, utilising the breadth of knowledge and capacity in Taylor & Francis.

You should be self-driven, have proficient editorial experience in handling and editing articles, excellent commissioning and communication skills and have a good understanding and knowledge of the scholarly research ecosystem, particularly in the Physical Sciences.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Developing and delivering an outreach plan for bringing in Physical Sciences content for the upcoming launch of the EC’s Open Research Europe publishing platform and other similar platforms.
  • Support the development of F1000Research Gateways in the Physical Sciences.
  • Using existing editorial knowledge in the Physical Sciences to support, and on occasion conduct, prepublication checks on articles in the Physical Sciences submitted to all F1000 platforms.
  • Work with the existing Taylor &Francis project team as well as with the F1000 Research Life Sciences Senior Managing Editor and the S&T Publishing Director to ensure we have a set of relevant article types, article guidelines, policies, pre-publication checklists and appropriate peer reviewer questions that make sense across the Physical Sciences.
  • Build relevant researcher networks in order to increase awareness of F1000Research in the wider Physical Sciences community.
  • Support the Production Manager to help identify and facilitate the indexation of Physical Sciences articles in the appropriate bibliographic databases.
  • Proactively identify and network with new contacts to position F1000Research and its Gateways and Platforms as leaders in open science and open scholarship and identify potential new clients in the Physical Sciences.
  • Liaise closely with the F1000 Research editorial and publishing teams, ensuring awareness of other activities going on across the business, maximising opportunities for cross-over.


What we’re looking for:

  • Strong subject matter knowledge and experience.
  • Experience of working with authors and building networks with the wider research community.
  • A strong understanding of the scholarly publishing ecosystem, particularly Open Access.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly effective when working under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to manage your own workload and prioritise multiple projects.
  • Openness to change and ability to think laterally.
  • Analytical thinking and logical response under pressure.
  • Experience solution finding and decision making.
  • Team working skills, willing to collaborate, share knowledge and best practice.

What we offer in return:

  • 25 days annual leave.
  • 4 volunteering days annually.
  • Day off for your birthday.
  • Pension contributions.
  • Seasonal social and charitable events.
  • Training and development.

Additional Information:

This role is based in the United Kingdom.

At Taylor & Francis we care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, wellbeing and flexible working. We believe that the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which you are passionate about.

F1000 Research Ltd, as part of Taylor & Francis Group, is an Equal Opportunities Employee.

Taylor & Francis Group an Informa Business:

Informa is a leading academic publishing, business intelligence, knowledge and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

Taylor & Francis Group produces high quality, peer reviewed books and journals. We produce unique, trusted content by expert authors, spreading knowledge and promoting discovery globally. We aim to broaden thinking and advance understanding, providing academics and professionals with a platform to share ideas and realise their individual potential.


Informa is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, colour, creed, disability status, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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