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HIV Medicine Associate Editors – two roles available

Friday 21 August 2020

HIV Medicine has an opening for two new Associate Editors to help support the operation and future development of the journal.

HIV Medicine is the BHIVA journal, which aims to provide an alternative outlet for publication of international research papers in the field of HIV medicine, embracing clinical, pharmacological, epidemiological, ethical, preclinical and in vitro studies. The journal is published 10 times per year, has an impact factor of 3.556 and a world-wide international readership.

We are looking for two motivated and committed BHIVA members who will work with the Editors-in-Chief, other Associate Editors, and the publisher to achieve and deliver a vision for the journal over the next five years.

These posts offer interested individuals the opportunity to help co-ordinate articles for peer review and the chance to help steer an established and respected journal to a successful future.

BHIVA members are being invited to apply for these posts, which are not remunerated. We are ideally seeking individuals who have an established track record of researching within the HIV, sexual health and/or infectious diseases field. Prior experience of journal editorial work and peer-review will be an advantage.

The appointments will be for two (2) years commencing on appointment with the potential to renew for a further period, subject to approval by BHIVA.

Successful applicants must continue to be BHIVA members throughout their tenure as an associate editor.

Job description for Associate Editor for HIV Medicine

Reporting to the two Editors-in-Chief and working closely with other Associate Editors and members of the Editorial Board.


a. To comply with associate editorial policy and all procedures and standards for the acceptance of manuscripts.

b. To evaluate submitted contributions to the journal, in accordance with the associate editorial policy consistently applied and using the ‘ScholarOne’ submission system provided by the publisher, and to select suitable contributions for the review process for the journal.

c. To arrange for and supervise the independent peer review of contributions by two or more suitably qualified reviewers in accordance with the publisher’s peer review policies and agreed workflow procedure, and to make or request the authors to make such revisions as deemed appropriate, and to reject any contributions as deemed unsatisfactory.

d. To work with the representative of the publisher who shall provide administrative services within the peer review workflow; these services will be limited to communication, monitoring, expediting, and auditing necessary to assure that this workflow functions effectively at all times and in accordance with associate editorial standards and practices established by the publisher.

e. To assume associate editorial responsibility for manuscripts assigned to the Associate Editor for the timely submission to the publisher of the final contributions in the English language, in format, content and style satisfactory to the publisher in accordance with the publisher's current guidelines to authors and in accordance with the journal’s annual production schedule. The Associate Editor shall make reasonable efforts to notify the Editors-in-Chief in advance of contributions that the Associate Editor believes may be controversial and/or newsworthy.

f. To adhere to ethical principles and best practice guidelines including the Code of Conduct for Journal Associate Editors set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), a not-for-profit organization based in the UK, and policies set by the publisher.

g. To meet and confer with the Editors-in-Chief at such times as is reasonably requested.

How to apply

Formal applications should be submitted to [email protected] by 1700 on Thursday 10 September 2020.

Please include the following with your application:

  • A curriculum vitae (maximum two sides of A4)

  • A written submission outlining why you feel you are suited to the role of an editor (maximum one side of A4)

  • A covering letter providing your full contact details and those of two referees who can comment on your suitability for this post

Informal enquiries are also welcome and may be directed to Professor Caroline Sabin.