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Peer Review Team Manager

IOP Publishing
Bristol, UK / hybrid
Negotiable Salary + Excellent Benefits
Posting live until
24 Apr 2024

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Peer Review Team Manager


Making science better, together.  

Be part of a community working together to make science better. A society publisher with the perfect blend of not-for-profit purpose and commercial perspective. Here, we help each other be the best we can be: a team big enough to impact and small enough to care.  

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Peer Review Team Manager to join our growing team. 

Role Summary

What will you be doing?  

The Peer Review Team Manager manages, motivates and develops a large team to deliver a fair, inclusive and efficient peer review service across a portfolio of journals. The role is responsible for resourcing, for managing the peer review process and for driving the requirements of IOPP’s workflows to meet business needs. The Peer Review Team Manager helps deliver the peer review strategy, sponsoring cross-departmental projects and initiatives. They also manage peer review on a small number of titles within the portfolio.  

Key job accountabilities:  

  • Building and managing, motivating and developing a large peer review portfolio team.  
  • Managing and supporting the individual performance, development, training and recruitment of Editors and Associate Editors.   
  • Taking overall responsibility for the portfolio to deliver a fair, inclusive and efficient peer review process that meets customer requirements.  
  • Instilling fair and inclusive peer review practices across the team: peer review is conducted without bias, and follows a transparent process in a fair and ethical manner  
  • Maintaining a focus on continuous improvement for peer review.  
  • Managing growth through process and operating efficiencies  
  • Demonstrating expertise in the peer review process, including reviewer selection, decision making on articles, efficient handling of papers at every stage.  
  • Working with external Editors, partners and Editorial Boards in support of the journal(s) and participating in Editorial Board meetings.  

About you:  

The successful applicants should demonstrate the following:  

Professional qualifications  

Degree or PhD  

Knowledge & previous experience  

  • STM Publishing and peer review experience  
  • Experienced people manager, ideally leading and motivating a large team.  
  • Experienced change manager/agent  

Skills & behaviours  

  • Excellent communication skills  
  • Ability to track progress against KPIs  
  • Ability to motivate a team to success  
  • Collaborative approach to team management and working with peers.  

 We know it is unusual for someone to tick every box so, if you don’t meet all the criteria, but demonstrate most of the skills and experience we are looking for, and have the enthusiasm to work with us, go ahead and apply.  

We pride ourselves on being a flexible and inclusive employer, if you have a preference to work flexibly please do apply. 

Who We Are:  

IOP Publishing is a society-owned scientific publisher, providing impact, recognition and value for the scientific community. As the publishing arm of the Institute of Physics, 100% of our profit goes towards public and scientific good.  

Why work with us at IOP Publishing:  

Purpose: We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community - working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research we publish.  

Culture: We offer a truly international culture with offices in Europe, Asia and the US and our reach is global. Our culture is the perfect blend of dedicated and intelligent professionalism, informal, friendly collaboration and authenticity with a social conscience.   

Financial benefits:  a competitive salary starting from £40,500 depending on experience, an excellent pension scheme (up to 12% company contribution), a discretionary annual bonus scheme, £200 payment on completion of probation period, and a range of other useful and cost-saving benefits available through our benefits platform.  

Health and Wellbeing: 33+ days holiday (including bank holidays), plus an extra day’s leave to use for a moment that matters to you, a 35-hour working week, life assurance, cycle to work scheme, dental insurance, health care cash plan, and a great positive working environment in our brand new office in central Bristol - modern airy and designed with all of our colleagues in mind – for work and social time.  

Flexibility: a flexible hybrid working environment to suit everyone’s needs-– we don’t need you in the office every day so we can consider applicants from further afield who can travel to Bristol at least once per quarter (any travel to the Bristol office is at the employees expense).   

And last but not least, did we mention that we are unique : IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit society and we gift-aid all our profits to support science through the activities of the Institute.   

To apply, please submit your CV through our careers site.  

IOP Publishing is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are built into our identity in a way that is natural and sustainable, visible through the work we produce, our company branding, our professional networks and the communities we serve and support, which includes our employees, talent communities and candidates. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented backgrounds.  

We make recruitment and workplace adjustments wherever we can, so please let us know if there’s anything that we can do to support you.    


IOPP imageIOP Publishing is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute of Physics, a leading scientific society with a worldwide membership of physicists from all sectors. Complementing the Institute’s mission of promoting physics and bringing physicists together for the benefit of all, IOP Publishing provides a range of journals, ebooks, magazines, conference proceedings and websites for the scientific community. Any profits generated by the publishing company are used by the Institute to support science and scientists in both the developed and developing world.

Why work for us
IOP Publishing provides a friendly, positive, open, relaxed but purposeful environment. People who come to work here tend to stay. This is because it feels like you come to work with your friends, not just colleagues. We like to think that we’ve got the kind of environment that encourages people to do well and to enjoy what they do. We believe in treating each other with respect, providing an opportunity for you to contribute to our future. IOP Publishing is a great place to work.

Our success is made possible by the talent, energy and commitment of our people to the company and what we do. This success is founded on having the right people in the right place, in an environment in which they can flourish.

What we are looking for
As an organization, we are the sum of our parts. While we employ specialists in a range of fields, all our employees share a number of qualities and attributes: our people are professional and dedicated, talented and energetic. They work collaboratively to help us expand in a rapidly changing scientific landscape.

The IOP Publishing culture is one of growth, learning and innovation, and we are looking for people who want to develop, innovate and succeed; people who see the exciting opportunities that digital publishing has to offer.

Join the community  
Making science better, together: be part of a community working together to make science better. A society publisher with the perfect blend of not-for-profit purpose and commercial perspective. Here, we help each other be the best we can be – a team big enough to impact and small enough to care.

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How to apply

Closing date
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Company info
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