Deputy Editor - Clinical Obesity

RecruitmentDeputy Editor - Clinical Obesity

World Obesity is seeking a Deputy Editor for its esteemed journal, Clinical Obesity.

The Deputy Editor will work closely with Editor in Chief and publisher’s production team to support the commissioning of articles and manage the peer review process. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to an expanding journal in an increasingly important field.

For a full job description and information on how to apply, please read below.

World Obesity Federation / Wiley International

Deputy Editor, Clinical Obesity

Voluntary (with honorarium), remote

Clinical Obesity is the official clinical journal of the World Obesity Federation, which links over 50 regional and national associations with over 10,000 professional members.

Clinical Obesity is an international peer-reviewed journal publishing high quality translational and clinical research papers and reviews focusing on obesity and its co-morbidities.

Key areas of interest are:

  • Patient assessment, classification, diagnosis and prognosis
  • Drug treatments, clinical trials and supporting research
  • Bariatric surgery and follow-up issues
  • Surgical approaches to remove body fat
  • Pharmacological, dietary and behavioural approaches for weight loss
  • Clinical physiology
  • Clinically relevant epidemiology
  • Psychological aspects of obesity
  • Co-morbidities
  • Nursing and care of patients with obesity.

Endocrinologists, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, nutritionists, dieticians, paediatricians, obstetricians, rheumatologists, bariatric surgeons, metabolic surgeons, general surgeons, internists, general practitioners, physiologists, epidemiologists, psychologists dealing with patients who have obesity, nurses dealing with patients with obesity, funding bodies and policy makers with interests in obesity.

The Deputy Editor will work closely with Editor in Chief (EiC) and publisher’s production team to support the commissioning of articles and manage the peer review process. The Deputy Editor will support the Editor in Chief by ensuring that all submissions meet ethical standards and are subject to rigorous and impartial peer review prior to publication. They will be managing the review of manuscripts as assigned by the publication’s office at World Obesity. In particular, in order to avoid any conflict of interest of the current EiC, he/she will take responsibility for all articles submitted that relate to pharmacotherapy.

Preference will be offered to a candidate who has wide expertise or interest in obesity and its related complications and has a track record of reviewing academic papers.

The Deputy Editor will receive a modest honorarium.

  • To encourage submission of articles within the scope of the journal
  • Assist with planning special issues on obesity related topics that are of current interest
  • Arrange ‘calls for papers’ for special issues in collaboration with the Editor in Chief, World Obesity office and journal publishers
  • Assess manuscripts to ensure that they are within the scope of the journal, meet basic quality standards and have written consent and/or ethical permission where required
  • Manage the process of review and revision by ensuring that manuscripts are subjected to impartial and blind review within the stipulated time frame selecting an appropriate Associate Editor (AE) from the editorial board, but where delays arise either from the associate editor failing to attract reviewers or expedite the review process, taking personal responsibility for this process if necessary including reviewing the paper personally
  • Assess the suitability of the final manuscript for publication and take responsibility for making a final decision about acceptance or rejection
  • Where appropriate, provide feedback to authors additional to that from the reviewers and associate editor.
  • To ensure that selection of reviewers is undertaken within two weeks of delegation and encourage reviewers to return their comments within a further two weeks or in exceptional circumstances within a maximum time period of four weeks of invitation to reviewers.
  • With the assistance of the Editorial Office, carry out final editorial checks and corrections on accepted manuscripts and ensure that all associated materials such as images and charts are in a form suitable for publication before submission to the publisher’s production team
  • To work closely with the Editor in Chief to develop the content and quality of Clinical Obesity to enhance the impact of the journal. The journal is relatively young and there is considerable potential to expand its reach and influence, as obesity in clinical settings continues to grow and diversify globally.   
  • Attend the annual meeting of the World Obesity Journals Editorial Board
  • Liaise with the publishers on production and non-production issues relating to the journal
  • The Deputy Editor is appointed for a period of three years, but may be reappointed for a further period of three years subject to discretion of the EiC, World Obesity and publisher and following mutual agreement.

Want to apply?

To apply, please email Alexander French with your CV and cover letter. Applications close Wednesday, 21st August.