Senior Clinical Research Editor

An honorarium payment of £10,000 per annum
13 Sep 2022
13 Oct 2022

We are recruiting for a Senior Clinical Research Editor to work on the research section in Vet Record, journal of the British Veterinary Association.

As a veterinarian, you will have a proven track record in publishing and reviewing peer-reviewed academic publications, and ideally be currently active in veterinary research.

You will lead on the peer review process for Vet Record, solicit high quality submissions, act as an ambassador for the journal and bring your network of quality veterinary researchers to good use.

With the editorial team, you will contribute to the strategic direction of the research, establish editorial policies and set standards.

With the Editor in Chief, you will work with an in-house editorial team, associate editors, editorial board and also with partners at our publishers, Wiley.

We envisage the work should take a day a week to perform. There is an honorarium payment of £10,000 per annum.

Applications or requests for more information should be sent to via the apply button, stating Senior Clinical Research Editor.

The deadline for submissions is 13 October, 2022.

Key responsibilities

  • Oversee the peer review process
  • Develop the strategic direction for the research
  • Establish editorial policy for the research
  • Define aims and scope (and mission, vision, values) for the research
  • Set standards and procedures for the research
  • In consultation with the BVA editorial team, appoint associate editors when necessary.
  • Solicit high quality submission through network
  • Adhere to journal best practice and ethics (publishing and animal welfare)
  • Alert editorial team if controversial or newsworthy
  • Alert editorial team if suspect ethical problems - publishing fraud etc
  • Attend meetings with BVA as required
  • Register a declaration of interests statement
  • Use social media to promote
  • Editorial freedom as set out by WAME
  • Abide by COPE
  • Judge for Vet Record awards
  • Work with the BVA editorial team to create resources (videos, podcasts etc) to support inexperienced authors and reviewers.
  • Steer the commissioning of scientific review articles by suggesting suitable topics and, where possible, potential authors.
  • Attend and contribute to editorial board meetings.
  • Act as an ambassador for the BVA journals.
  • Alert the BVA editorial team to any relevant conference/meeting attendance to maximise potential promotional opportunities for the journals.
  • Work with the BVA editorial team and the publisher to review journal performance and develop strategies for improvement where necessary.
  • Work with the BVA editorial team and the publisher to identify opportunities for journals to grow and develop.
  • Collaborate with the BVA editorial team and the editors of the other BVA journals to identify opportunities for cross-promotional content and strengthen the BVA journals’ brand.


  • Experience of academic publishing, both as an author and a reviewer
  • Experience of working in a veterinary research environment
  • Qualified veterinarian
  • Desirable to have a working knowledge of clinical veterinary practice