Expressions of Interest for the Position of Editorial Intern

9th Mar 2023


The BACCN NICC Journal are seeking expressions of interest for the opportunity to work on an editorial internship to last up to 18 months to learn and / or consolidate the skills necessary to become an associate editor with the Nursing in Critical Care (NICC).

Nursing in Critical Care is the official journal of the British Association of Nurses (BACCN) and a leading international nursing journals published by Wiley. A bi-monthly, peer-reviewed, ISI- listed journal (Impact Factor (2021): 2.897), NICC focuses on original articles that help to forward the BACCN’s mission world-wide by advancing critical care nursing through the dissemination of research, practice development papers, quality and service evaluations, systematic reviews, case studies and commentary papers that evidence best practice and shape policy. NICC encourages original manuscripts where authors describe the relevance of their work, document the methodology that informs the construction of their paper and make explicit the implications for critical care practice. Detailed information about the journal is available at:

The main functions of the editorial intern include strategic development, manuscript handling and quality control (including working with authors), and journal promotion. The post involves working closely with the BACCN, the Publisher, the Editorial team, and the International Editorial Advisory Board. The position requires a weekly commitment of time. The intern can be based in any international location. The intern would have the exciting opportunity to lead on a virtual and/or special issue for Journal.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and knowledge:

  • A publication record in a range of peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experience of reviewing for a peer-reviewed journal for at least two years.
  • Have national esteem in the field of critical care that would be evidenced by either their research publication or leadership roles in critical care.
  • Proven organisational and time-management skills.
  • Hold a position of influence whereby they could solicit papers for publication and attract reviewers and new members to the editorial advisory board.
  • A commitment to dedicate time to attend journal management meetings,manage workflow, allocate papers for peer reviewing, review and moderate reviews, write and invite others to write guest editorials and help to prepare an annual report
  • Initiate further developments in response to the changing market and fluctuating external assessment of the journal (e.g. impact factor).
  • Have or be willing to setup social media accounts to promote the journal via social media.
  • Hold a post-graduate degree (preferably a PhD or equivalent).

Expressions of interest should be submitted through a letter of application, including a concise supporting statement addressing the role requirements, and accompanied by a full, recent CV. In addition, applicants should outline what they see as the current strengths and weaknesses of Nursing in Critical Care.

Please send these to Ellie Jenkins, Journals Publishing Assistant on:

Expressions of Interest are to be sent by no later than 14 April, 2023

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