Revised Manuscripts Coordinator

Our client is a privately held UK company, specialising in the publication of open access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine. Combining the highest editorial standards with the ‘best of breed’ new publishing technologies, their editorial offices are based in Auckland on the North Shore.

We are looking for someone with a master’s or Bachelor’s in the Medical or Science field to join their Revised Manuscripts Team – this role is a permanent full time position Monday to Friday with flexible working arrangements.  We are looking for someone to start mid-January 2022.
Position summary:        
Receive author revised manuscripts as submitted. Verify completeness and quality of submission. Liaise with the QC team to check for plagiarism in the submitted revised manuscripts. Once submitted revised manuscripts pass their in-house checks, liaise with each journal’s Editor-in-Chief / Associate Editor, and ensure that the author receives prompt notification of the Editor’s decision. The Editorial Administrator will liaise with the author to ensure the timely delivery of the revised manuscript and supply of that revised manuscript to the Editor. The Editor will make a final decision as to whether the manuscript can be published. That decision, whether accepted or rejected for publication is communicated to the author by the Editorial Administrator. Accepted manuscripts are then passed to the invoicing group in-house.
Main deliverables:

  • Prompt in-house checking of submitted manuscripts;
  • Appropriate peer-reviewers selected for the individual paper;
  • Clear notes made within our “Content Reactor” to indicate any special issues arising;
  • Professional and formal communications with authors at all times;
  • Next Action Dates are set in accordance with departmental standards & those Next Action Dates are met

To be successful in this role, you:

  • Uphold professional standards, keeping sensitive information in confidence;
  • Happy working in a supportive and calm workplace that is rarely noisy;
  • Excellent computer & typing skills – the software is bespoke so nothing specific is required other than MS office suite; and Will be able to read, go-between, comprehend, and make decisions in a timely manner on subject matter which can vary enormously (e.g. Oncology, Neuroscience, Anaesthesia)
  • Ideally you will have a background in Biochemistry
  • You must hold valid working rights here in NZ – will accept long term visa’s

The benefits:

  • Desirable North Shore location close to shops, restaurants, cafes, and public transport
  • Flexibility to work from home
  • Great friendly and supportive team

If this opportunity sounds like something you would be interested in, please send your cover letter, and resume today!

Madison Recruitment