IJLCD Editor in Chief

Freelancer, Part-time · London

Overview of position
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders (IJLCD)

We are seeking an Editor-in-Chief for the IJLCD to co-lead our supportive editorial team from December 2023. 
The IJLCD is an international, peer-reviewed journal, which draws together findings from research in language and communication disorders. The IJLCD is published in six issues per year, with occasional special issues.
The role of Editor-in-Chief is a senior leadership position in SLT research. It offers the post-holder the opportunity to lead on strategic and editorial development of the journal, to maximise the dissemination of high-quality research in the field of communication disorders and related SLT activities

The role
The successful candidate for this position will:
  • Have a PhD in a relevant academic discipline
  • Possess a proven track record in research (peer-reviewed publications, presentations at conferences and/or other research enabling activities)
  • Have extensive experience handling peer-review
  • Have a working understanding of the changes affecting research publishing and Open Access
  • Have experience in leadership and strategic development
  • Commit to carrying out the role for a minimum term of three years
Experience as an SLT and membership of the RCSLT are desirable
What we can offer you
Application procedure 
Applicants should send a covering letter, curriculum vitae and list of publications along with a short statement outlining the following: 
  • An assessment of the strengths and areas for  development for the IJLCD, nationally and internationally, presenting a  vision for the IJLCD and how they would like to see it develop in the  future.   

Please send applications by 9AM on 18.09.2023
Applicants will be invited to attend a virtual interview in late September ( times to be confirmed ).

Please note: We will be actively reviewing applications. If the right candidate was found before closing date, we will close the Job role.

For further information please contact one of the current Editors in Chief – lindsay.pennington@newcastle.ac.uk, joanne.cleland@strath.ac.uk, Paul.Conroy@manchester.ac.uk - or the RCSLT’s Head of Research & Outcomes  amit.kulkarni@rclst.org

IJLCD is published by Wiley on behalf of the RCSLT. As a signatory to the Joint Commitment for Action on Inclusion and Diversity in Publishing, which aims to drive positive change within scholarly publishing, Wiley is committed to implementing sustainable and positive change to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through the editorial processes and policies of its publications. This includes encouraging diversity, equity, and inclusivity within our editorial teams, reviewers, and authors as appropriate and consistent with local regulations. Our publications do not tolerate harassment or discrimination against an individual on the grounds of age, ancestry, colour, religious creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, national origin, race, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or any other category protected by law.
About us

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) is the professional body for speech and language therapists (SLTs) across the UK. The RCSLT support SLTs by providing leadership, setting professional standards, facilitating research, promoting better education, and training.

The RCSLT team consists of over 70 staff who offer support to over 21,000 members. Colleagues are predominantly based in the London office and others in Belfast, Edinburgh, and Cardiff offices.

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Thank you for your interest in RCSLT! Please fill out the following application form. Should you have difficulties with the upload of your data, please send an email to recruitment@rcslt.org.

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