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Publisher – OA Journals, Medicine

Springer Nature

Job Title: Locum Publisher – OA Journals, Medicine

Location: London, UK

Full time, Fixed term role – 12 months (Hybrid)

Application closing date: 10th February 2023

We are excited to offer an opening to join our vibrant and innovative Fully Open Access Journals – Biomedicine and Medicine publishing team at Springer Nature, working on our respected BMC and Springer journal portfolios. In joining the team, you would become part of one of the world’s leading global scientific and medical publishers, with staff based in Europe, Asia and the Americas. We have a fantastic opportunity for an individual with a passion for scientific advancement to develop their publishing career and work alongside some of the best in this field.


• Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with academic Editors, Editorial Boards, society executives and other key contacts in the field, with the aim of building and maintaining the journals’ reputation and increasing submissions.

• Build knowledge of the field and the relevant scientific communities to identify development opportunities and translate them into actions to maintain a competitive advantage. This will involve engaging with senior scientists and obtaining their advice.

• Produce and implement journal development plans for the journals.

• Work with members of the Journals and Publishing Strategy teams to acquire new journals in this area

• Monitor peer-review performance for the portfolio and assist colleagues in dealing with author queries or problem manuscripts.

• Plan and drive the commissioning of content including pro-actively suggesting topics

• Support the management of the journals by being the primary contact for Editors and handling contract renewals

• Ensure the journals are promoted through all relevant avenues

• Organize and host Editorial Board meetings

• Represent the company at scientific conferences when required to improve market knowledge, to network within the community, receive feedback on the journals and to promote Springer Nature journals and open access

Experience, Skills & Qualifications


• Interest and understanding of publishing business models (subscription, hybrid, open access)

 • Proven knowledge of publishing process and related matters
• A good knowledge of the publishing industry, ideally with previous experience managing the publishing workflow of scholarly content – either books and/or journals experience is welcome.

Skills and Qualifications:   

Proven knowledge of publishing process and related matters
Highly customer focused
Proven administrative skills
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent influencing skills
Excellent critical appraisal and problem solving skills
Takes ownership to drive and complete tasks
Proven ability to meet deadlines consistently
Ability to adapt quickly to change
Strong attention to detail/high accuracy
Proven high level of computer literacy


Educated to degree level, preferably with a biomedical/STEM background
Previous experience working in the publishing industry

 To apply: please submit your CV and covering letter, expressing interest in the role and your salary expectations

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