Applications are invited for the position of co-Editor-in-Chief of Nursing in Critical Care

16th Oct 2023

Applications are invited for the position of co-Editor-in-Chief of Nursing in Critical Care

To work with the co-Editor-in-Chief, Dr Josef Trapani, University of Malta


Nursing in Critical Care is a high quality international scholarly journal (Impact Factor 3.0) and is the official journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses. It publishes articles on all aspects of critical care nursing practice, research, education, and management. The Journal is concerned with the whole spectrum of clinical and practice issues in any setting where adults, children or neonates, and their families are experiencing or recovering from critical illness. The Journal covers the diverse range of critical care nursing specialities including surgery, medicine, cardiac, renal, neurosciences, haematology, accident and emergency and paediatrics.

The successful candidate will be recognized as a leading member of the critical care nursing research community and will have an impressive track record as a published author along with reviewer and editorial experience and a strong understanding of the business of publishing a journal.

We welcome applications from individuals with diverse nursing, clinical, professional and/or researcher roles, and from any international location. Above all, the successful candidate must be passionate about Nursing in Critical Care and demonstrate a clear vision for its future growth and development.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Broad experience of working internationally in the field of critical care nursing research
  • A background in research and education, and the ability and commitment to support authors with their publishing objectives
  • Sound scientific judgment and willingness to make strong editorial decisions
  • Awareness of trends within knowledge dissemination and openness to new ideas
  • Ability to address sensitive matters diplomatically, sensitively and considerately
  • Awareness of international ethics and standards for journal publishing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and computer literacy
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the editorial team and the national board of the BACCN
  • A demonstrable commitment to the mission statement of the BACCN

This role requires a close working relationship with the existing editorial team and co-Editor-in-Chief, Dr Josef Trapani, as well as collaboration with the Publisher and the BACCN.  This will include strategic and practical development of the journal, maintaining high-quality editorial standards, providing strong and inspiring leadership to the journal’s Editorial Board, appointing new members as required, and journal promotion. Close collaboration with the editorial office in supervising the peer review process and ensuring efficient manuscript handling is essential. A clear vision and leadership to ensure the quality and status of the journal is maintained and improved, aligned with contemporary practice is also required.

Applicants should note that this position requires a regular, weekly commitment of time. The initial term of appointment is likely to be three years with an official start of January 2024.

Ideally the successful candidate will be available for a transitional, handover period before January 2024.

In-house editorial administration is provided by the Publisher. The post as Co-Editor-in-Chief carries an annual stipend.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a summary of your vision for Nursing in Critical Care, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills, experience, and knowledge you would bring to this position.

Please send your application and any questions, in confidence, to James Pearce:

Applications to arrive no later than 8 December 2023.


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