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FYI. Fat Studies journal seeks new EIC


Would you like to be the Editor-in-Chief of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body
Weight and Society?
Fat Studies is looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background in the
scholarship and theory that relates to body weight and appearance. It is a significant role,
with high profile, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic
The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight, decision-making on
submissions, and driving the journal forward during an exciting period of change. They will
have authority to accept articles following suitable peer review and will ensure that
reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.
Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related
expenses, assist in organizing regular board meetings, and supply annual reports reflecting
on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilizes the online editorial office system
Editorial Manager.
Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build
your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized
as a leading figure within the academic community.
Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a
successful applicant:
• Active involvement in the research community with strong personal networks
• Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality
• Awareness of the scholarly publishing landscape, particularly as it relates to open
• Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely
• The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as associate
editors and editorial board members
The role will formally begin on January 1, 2023. There will be an agreed handover period
with the out-going Editor-in-Chief to ensure seamless transition.
Submitting your Application
If you would like to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief please forward your CV, a cover
letter, and a vision statement to Alexandra Kanovsky
(Alexandra.kanovsky@taylorandfrancis.com) by September 1, 2022. Your vision statement
should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

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• Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
• How you would work in partnership with the editorial board
• How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
• How you would work with authors