EiC Sought for HMQ


Taylor & Francis welcomes applicants for the position of Editor-in-Chief of Health Marketing Quarterly; Deadline 16 Jul 2021

POSTING TYPE: Journal News

Author: Laura Raines

About the Journal

Health Marketing Quarterly (HMQ) is directed at academicians and practitioners who are concerned with the concepts, practice, and research of health care marketing in today’s complex environment. The journal addresses important contemporary issues in the use of marketing by health care organizations like hospitals, individual practitioners, medical tourism, and public health care organizations. This includes the use of marketing to promote, position, deter, and enhance health care organizations/issues.

About the Role

We are seeking applications for an Editor-in-Chief with a strong academic background and publishing experience as well as the enthusiasm and vision to drive the journal forward.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and initial decision-making on submissions to the journal, and will have the authority to accept articles following successful peer-review. You will uphold the highest standards of scholarship for the journal and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

Taylor & Francis will support you in all aspects of the role. We provide training and support for you on all editorial processes and systems, including the journal’s online editorial office system, ScholarOne, which manages the peer-review process. We will provide you with regular journal performance data to inform your decision-making and offer guidance on strategic journal development, publishing ethics, and developments within the publishing landscape. Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses.

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community. It is a significant role with a high profile, but one that we believe is compatible with an existing academic timetable.

Desired Skills

Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Active in the scholarly community with extensive professional networks;
  • Confident in engaging with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions;
  • Strong organizational skills, to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner;
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with authors, reviewers, and the in-house publishing team at Taylor & Francis.

Submitting your Application

The successful candidate will assume the role of Editor-in-Chief from 1 January, 2022 but will begin training and transition planning in Fall 2021.

If you wish to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief, please forward your CV and a vision statement to HMQ’s Portfolio Manager, Laura Raines, at laura.raines@taylorandfrancis.com. Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages, and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is headed and HMQ’s place in it;
  • What the challenges and opportunities for HMQ are, and why you are the right candidate to realize the journal’s potential;
  • What questions you believe should be answered by articles in the journal;
  • How you would attract high-quality authors and research;
  • How you would promote the journal to the wider scholarly community.

We will consider applications from individuals and from editorial teams. The closing date for applications is 16 July 2021 and interviews will be held between 25 July and 31 July 2021. Please indicate your availability for interview when you submit your application.