Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Published by August 22, 2018 2:25 pm

Applications are invited for the positions of Co-Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Editor


The successful candidates for the role of the European Co-Editor-in-Chief will have extensive experience in research and publishing in academic journals. The four main functions within the role are:


  • Strategic Journal Management and Development (e.g. planning and overseeing commissioning activities, such as virtual special issues, review article commissioning etc.),
  • Editorial Team Management
  • Manuscript Management (e.g. day-to-date use of the submission and editorial system, ScholarOne, to handle manuscript assignments, source peer-reviewers, make final decisions on submissions and editing of accepted manuscripts)
  • Journal Promotion


The post involves working closely with the other Co-Editor-in-Chief based in North America; the Associate Editors; the Editorial Board; and the Publisher.


The ideal person must possess the following skills:

v PhD OR 7-10 years’ research experience with good track record of academic publications

v Excellent written and verbal communication

v Sound scientific judgement

v Leadership qualities

v Excellent knowledge of research developments in veterinary anaesthesia (internationally)

v Ability to work to tight deadlines

v Commercial awareness (marketing and advertising)


The ideal candidate will be recognised internationally for their academic publications, and have an impressive track record of academic output. Applicants should note that this position requires a number of hours work each week with the possibility of additional days required for meetings and conferences. In light of this a modest honorarium is provided for the Co-Editor-in-Chief.


The current Co-Editor-in-Chief is intending to step down at the end of 2018, and therefore the new Co-Editor would be in place by 1stJanuary 2019.


Deputy Editors

Two further vacancies for the position of Deputy Editor for VAA are also available. Preferably one Deputy Editor will be European-based and one will be North American-based. Each of the Deputy Editors would be expected to liaise directly with Co-Editor-in-Chief to which they are assigned to work alongside and to deputise for them in handling editorial tasks when requested. The Deputy Editors would be expected to have 5-7 years’ experience within the field and the ability to make sound scientific judgement on the manuscript submissions assigned to them for handling.


Applications for either the Co-Editor-in-Chief or the Deputy Editor roles should include a curriculum vitae, a short assessment of your thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia nationally and internationally, and an outline of your vision for the journal and how you would like to see it develop in the future. More information about the journal can be found at the website


Please send applications, in confidence, to:

Emma Bruun, Senior Publisher, Elsevier Ltd


Applications to arrive no later than 14th September 2018.

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