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Appointment of new editor-in-chief, Clinical Medicine

The RCP is seeking to appoint a new editor-in-chief for its peer-reviewed journal Clinical Medicine at a time when we are looking to set the RCP publications’ direction for the future, ensuring their sustainability and relevance for the next generation of physicians.

The successful candidate will therefore have the ability to develop and lead a visionary strategy, enthusiasm for high-quality content and a digital-first approach to publishing, and experience of driving dynamic change in organisations.

Clinical Medicine publishes a wide range of clinical and professional content aimed at a broad and inclusive international readership, including original research, review, guidance and opinion. The editor-in-chief will take the lead in shaping a progressive editorial strategy for the journal, to include attracting high-quality research content. They will be involved in all key day-to-day journal processes, including commissioning and developing content, inviting peer reviewers and representing the journal externally. They will be supported in all these activities by an editorial board of experts, as well as by professional publications staff at the RCP. They will also collaborate with editorial staff in an advisory capacity on the RCP’s membership magazine, including strategy and content suggestions.

Applicants must be fellows of the RCP, and should have a track record of writing and reviewing for (and preferably editing) peer-reviewed medical publications, and an understanding of the publishing process. They will have strong leadership skills and an interest in the innovative new publishing possibilities offered by technology. The post requires a time commitment of 8 hours per week; most of this work can be carried out remotely, with occasional visits to the editorial office. The editor-in-chief chairs three editorial board meetings per year. Expenses will be paid in line with RCP policy.

The full job description is available to download. For any informal enquiries, please contact the medical director of publishing, Anton Emmanuel, at anton.emmanuel@rcp.ac.uk.

Applications, including a CV and covering letter, are invited to be emailed to clinicalmedicine@rcp.ac.uk by 2 October at 9am. Interviews will be held in w/c 30 October and the new editor-in-chief should be available to take up their role in January 2024.

The RCP positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

The RCP is all about our people – our members, our staff, our volunteers and leaders. We educate, influence and collaborate to improve health and healthcare for everyone and know we can only do this by being inclusive, encouraging and celebrating diverse perspectives. That’s why welcoming and having people who represent the 21st-century medical workforce and the diverse population of patients we serve is so important to us.