Wanted: Editor-in-Chief MPP

06 May 2011

Applications are invited for the post of Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Plant Pathology, to commence on 1 January 2013. 

Molecular Plant Pathology, since its launch in 2000, has become one of the leading international journals in the field of molecular plant pathology.

The current Editor-in-Chief is stepping down at the end of 2012, and the British Society for Plant Pathology (BSPP) and Wiley-Blackwell now wish to appoint a new Editor who will continue to further advance the standing of MPP and its reputation within the international community.

Applications are invited from individuals working in any branch of molecular plant pathology. Alternatively the scientific community can nominate potential candidates, which the Editorial Office could then approach. All candidates must be of internationally recognized scientific stature and have an extensive scientific publication record.

The selection process will be informal, but confidential. All candidates should submit their formal CV together with half a page (approx. 250 words) describing why they are suitable for the job, and half a page describing their plans and ambitions for the journal. Potential candidates will be assessed by senior members of BSPP and Wiley-Blackwell.

MPP uses online manuscript submission and peer review, and currently publishes nine issues per year. The Editor-in-Chief assesses all manuscript submissions and assigns suitable material to the team of ten senior editors, including him/herself as appropriate. The Editorial Office will remain in Bristol, UK, run by Dr Diane Hird.

The successful candidate will take up the post of Editor in Chief on 1 January 2013. There will be a transition period during 2012 when the candidate can shadow the current Editor-in-Chief. The term of office is five years (2013-2017), with the possibility of an extension by mutual agreement.

The successful candidate will receive an honorarium during their tenure, free BSPP membership and would be required to attend the annual journal management meeting and board meetings of the Society.

Further details of the post can be obtained from Dr. Diane Hird at the Editorial Office (diane.hird@bristol.ac.uk). Candidates can discuss the post informally with the current Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Gary D. Foster (gary.foster@bristol.ac.uk).

Applications/nominations should be submitted to Dr. Diane Hird at the Editorial Office (diane.hird@bristol.ac.uk).  The closing date for applications and/or nominations is 22nd July 2011.