Are you interested in a career in scientific publishing? Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the top journals? The European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) and The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) are collaborating on a Fellowship to offer an EACR member the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience of scientific publishing through a short-term fellowship with the FEBS journal Molecular Oncology.
The winner of this Fellowship will spend 3 months working remotely as part of the Molecular Oncology editorial team, and have the chance to visit the Molecular Oncology Editorial Office in Heidelberg.
Eligibility: EACR members who have at least 2 years of PhD experience and do not hold a faculty position and/or managerial role are eligible to apply.
Award: A one-off award of 2000 EUR will be made at the beginning of the Fellowship. A further award of up to 2000 EUR can be made to cover travel and accommodation for a short visit to the Molecular Oncology Editorial Office in Heidelberg.
Duration: 3 months part-time (20 hours/ week), remote. Flexible schedule depending on applicant availability and the occasional needs of the journal.
Estimated start date: February 2024
Skills to be developed: The Fellowship aims to develop the applicant’s skills in the areas of the editorial process and scientific writing. During the first month of the fellowship, the successful applicant will engage remotely with the Editorial Office team to get familiar with all aspects of publishing, including a first evaluation of new submissions, admin checks on manuscripts, editorial checks on provisionally accepted articles, writing of article highlights for the journal website and the FEBS Network, and assisting Section Editors with finding potential reviewers.
After the second month of their fellowship, the successful applicant can start joining Editorial Status Meetings, and become involved in article commissioning and the developmental editing of Review articles and front-half material. The successful applicant will also have an opportunity to visit the Editorial Office in Heidelberg and exchange in person on all matters pertaining to the daily editorial routine.
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