Join our dynamic journals team!

Posted on November 23, 2022 by Alison Fox

Want to join the journals department of one of the most exciting, innovative open access publishers around? Then look no further, we're looking for a Journals Coordinator to join the UCL Press team!

For a full job description, and to apply, visit Applications close on 4th December 2022.

About us
UCL Press was launched in 2015 as the UK’s first fully open access university press. It publishes scholarly monographs and textbooks, and has a portfolio of 15 academic journals which have achieved a combined total of over 6.5 million downloads globally.

About the role
This role reports to the Journals Manager and is responsible for overseeing the publication process on a designated list of journals, including acting as the main point of liaison with Editors-in-Chief on all day-to-day aspects of running their journals; ensuring academic articles are progressing smoothly through peer review via the submission system; and monitoring schedules so that articles and issues are published in a timely manner. Additional tasks to support the journals department overall also form part of this role.

This role may in part be suitable for remote working. The role holder will be expected to work a minimum of 40% of their time on campus. The pattern of on-campus and remote working will be agreed with the role holder.

About you
Candidates must have general academic journals publication experience of managing their own list of journals, a strong understanding of the full publication and peer review cycle with good experience of using journal submission and peer review management systems. They will have experience of working closely with Editors-in-Chief and be highly organised with a methodical and analytical approach to work, and ability to manage own workload in order to meet deadlines.

What we offer
As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:
- 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)
- Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme
- Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)
- Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
- Immigration loan
- Relocation scheme for certain posts
- On-Site nursery
- On-site gym
- Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
- Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service
- Discounted medical insurance

Visit to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

For further information about the vacancy including the full job description and person specification about the vacancy and how to apply online, please go to and search for Reference Number B09-00037.

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