If you have a strong interest in ensuring that academic research remains free to anyone to read, download, and reuse then consider joining PeerJ. Help us build the next set of tools that will advance the current state of scholarly communication.
Background: PeerJ is an award-winning, open access, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal publisher covering biology, life sciences, medicine, chemistry, and computer science.
We need someone with professional communication skills to join our team helping authors, peer-reviewers, and Academic Editors as we move submissions through peer-review and into production via our Content Management System. This role is conducted entirely online. It includes checking manuscripts to ensure they are complete and adhere to our guidelines; troubleshooting and fixing various aspects of the peer-review process; light copyediting of accepted articles before publication to ensure compliance with house style; coordinating with reviewers, authors, Academic Editors and typesetters and responding to their queries; communicating with authors and reviewers.
Reporting to the Head of Publishing Operations, the ideal candidate is motivated to complete their assignments in a timely manner; self-directed; demonstrates good judgment (using common sense, logic, and problem-solving skills); understands when to escalate a situation; takes the initiative where appropriate and particularly where a sense of urgency is required; has the highest standards of customer service; and maintains discretion regarding confidential information.
This is not a writing position.
Starting ASAP, this is a full time entry-level/early career position working from home with flexible scheduling.
PeerJ is an award-winning, open access, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal publisher covering many academic disciplines (including biology, life science, medicine, environmental science, computer science and chemistry).
We have a vacancy for a staff editor to work with the authors, editors and peer-reviewers of our peer-reviewed journal publications, predominantly focusing on our medical/health content This position will expose the employee to a broad range of issues related to the mechanics, ethics and day-to-day business of managing the editorial aspects of an effective peer -review process. The role deals with content related issues; it helps to maintain an effective quality control and peer-review process; and it involves frequent interactions with academics worldwide.
Starting ASAP, this is a full time position working from home with flexible working hours.
Everyone should have free access to research...
That is not happening today, as most tax-payer funded research is locked up behind expensive paywalls. PeerJ is changing that and we are particularly looking for people who have experienced that paywall frustration in the past.
We're on a mission to make publishing affordable...
The business mission is simple: ensure sustainability of the organization while also lowering the cost to publish Open Access for researchers and institutions. While originally funded in 2012 with a seed investment led by Tim O'Reilly, PeerJ is now self-sustaining and remains an independent organization.
Work with very smart and creative people...
PhD and MS degrees are a dime a dozen at PeerJ. You also have access to the top scientists in the world.
We push & test code continuously...
More importantly, whether a developer or editor, you'll be working at an industry-leading organization known and respected for its in-house publishing platform.
We also offer...
Top salary, a "take-what-you-need" holiday/vacation policy, and the tools and training needed to improve your own skills.
PeerJ has locations in both California, US and the UK.