Ubiquity Press calls for applications for the position of an editor-in-chief for the Journal of Open Health Data.
The Journal of Open Health Data (OPHD, https://openhealthdata.metajnl.com/) is an international, peer reviewed, open access data journal. OPHD publishes data papers, concise descriptions of any kind of health and medical datasets and where to find them. A data paper is a publication that is designed to make other researchers aware of data that is of potential use to them for scientific and educational purposes.
OPHD has been published since 2013 as the Journal of Open Public Health Data (ISSN: 2053-2407). It is indexed by the following services: Chronos, Center for Open Science, OpenAIRE, ExLibris, EBSCO Knowledge Base, academia.edu, Journal TOCs, sparrho, the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), China Academic Journals full-text database CNKI, CrossRef, JISC KB+, SHERPA RoMEO, EBSCOHost, Cengage/Gale and Google Scholar. In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH. Article Processing Charges of £100 apply, if papers are accepted for publication.
The role of the Editor-in-Chief (EiC) is a gratifying and furthering experience. It allows one to build on their networks, to contribute in disseminating data and research on topics one cares about and gain wider recognition in the field. The role is voluntary. No monetary compensation is included.
The EiC holds ultimate responsibility for the journal practices and publications, including peer review, final decisions and working constructively with Ubiquity Press for the journal’s development.
Desired skills are:
• To be very active in the field (e.g. attend conferences, publish, be a member of associations and committees)
• To hold knowledge of editorial processes and apply them to a high standard
• To interact with confidence with Associate Editors, authors and reviewers
• To possess high organizational skills in order to process editorial work in a timely manner
• To maintain positive collaborations with all parties involved in the journal’s work
Ubiquity Press will provide direct support to the EiC and an online editorial system. The EiC position will be contractually agreed and can be held for a set time frame, at the end of which the EiC and the press will either renew the appointment or select a new individual.
Ubiquity Press is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals, books and data. We operate a highly cost-efficient model that makes quality open access publishing affordable for everyone. Ubiquity Press is committed to open data. Our Metajournals provide a fully open access way to discover research resources that are spread across multiple locations and usually hard to find. Our meta papers reward authors for openly archiving their research datasets, software, bioresources and reports, through citation and impact tracking. By doing so they also enable new and more efficient research, new collaborations, and use by the public (e.g. for teaching and journalism).
To apply, please, email your CV and a cover letter to the journal manager, Anastasia Sakellariadi firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15th, 2020.
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