Job Opportunity: External Editor-in-Chief position, npj Mental Health

Are you an active researcher who is interested in working with Nature Portfolio editors on an exciting editorial venture? We are inviting applications for the external Editor-in-Chief role for a new community journal, npj Mental Health. Closing date: 14 June 2021

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Launched in 2014, the npj journals, which are part of the prestigious Nature Portfolio, collaborate with preeminent scientists and global partners to publish high-quality open access research. Since then, the range of journals has expanded to span the full gamut of research -- from the physical and applied sciences, to the life and health sciences, and society & the environment. As we continue the npj journey, new additions to the portfolio will be developed in close partnership with their respective research communities.

As online-only, open-access titles published by Springer Nature, the portfolio brings together strong editorial leadership with a world-class publication infrastructure to deliver high-quality, peer-reviewed original research to the global scientific community. Each journal has a strong community focus, and with external editors, we can increase engagement and visibility by giving the journals recognizable spokespeople. We ensure editorial quality by developing a strong collaboration between external and internal editors to reinforce Nature Portfolio policy, practice and ethos. The npjs are more inclusive than Nature journals but take potential impact and significance into account when making editorial decisions. Their selectivity means that they curate content for the field. Finally, the npjs are progressive and modern, and can be responsive to the particular needs of the community. We look to explore new initiatives to provide value for the researchers who support our journals.

We are now looking to recruit an Editor-in-Chief for npj Mental Health, a new journal that will open for submissions later this year. The Editor-in-Chief will work with a small team of hand-picked Associate Editors who handle the peer review process and will be supported by an experienced in-house Managing Editor.

The successful candidate should have a broad research background in the field of mental health (ideally clinical psychology, psychiatry and/or public health), a strong network within their community, a clear vision for the development of the journal, and, importantly, enthusiasm and sufficient bandwidth to take on this editorial role. Previous editorial experience is an advantage, but not essential. To express your interest in being considered for the role, please complete an application form.

Closing date: 14 June 2021

Evelina Satkevic

Senior Community Manager, Springer Nature