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RELX INC Scientific Managing Editor - Civil Engineering Journals in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Do you have a genuine interest in science and are you looking to start your career in digital content? Then this might be your opportunity to join us as a Scientific Managing Editor!

Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com/) , Scopus (http://www.scopus.com/) , ClinicalKey (https://www.clinicalkey.com/) and Sherpath (https://evolve.elsevier.com/education/sherpath/) . Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet (http://www.thelancet.com/) and Cell (http://www.cell.com/) , more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy (https://www.elsevier.com/books/grays-anatomy/standring/978-0-7020-5230-9) .

Within our Science, Technology and Medical Journal (STMJ) Team we are looking for a Scientific Managing Editor to join our civil engineering team, with a focus on improving the publishing experience for authors. In this role you will work together with a publisher to improve the author experience and help authors find a suitable home for their paper. You will:

  • evaluate content as a partner to external editors,

  • iteratively improve on the editorial process for editors and reviewers,

  • engage closely with authors to help them improve their manuscripts,

  • help authors increase their odds of success to be published in another journal if rejected from their first choice.

Content evaluation is based on questions such as: is the article submitted within the aims and scope of the journal(s); does the science make sense; do the results support the main conclusions; have the authors chosen an appropriate method; is the manuscript of sufficient quality; Is this the right journal for this work, or could the authors improve their manuscript to increase their odds of success at another journal?

Your will offer authors guidance and ensure a smooth overall experience for authors who submit to our journals.

What you should bring

  • PhD in civil engineering or closely related discipline

  • An experimental, results-driven, and enthusiastic work attitude

  • Record of having published papers in scientific journals

  • Technology savvy, familiar with online platforms, social media and digital content

  • Good communication skills and excellent written and spoken English

  • Relationship builder and self-starter; ability to build relationships both within the scientific community as well as within Elsevier on different levels within a large international environment

  • Broad scientific interest and desire to serve and help customers in the scientific and clinical community: authors, editors and reviewers

What we offerWe welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities to develop yourself. Elsevier’s benefits are very competitive and the summary below will give you an idea of the kind of things you can expect when joining Elsevier.er on different levels within a large international environment.


Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact accommodations@relx.com or if you are based in the US you may also contact us on 1.855.833.5120.

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RELX is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

We help scientists make new discoveries, lawyers win cases, doctors save lives and insurance companies offer customers lower prices. We save taxpayers and consumers money by preventing fraud and help executives forge commercial relationships with their clients.

In short, we enable our customers to make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.

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