Journal of General Virology Editors: call for expressions of interest

27 November 2019

We are currently looking to appoint at least four new Editors with expertise in plant viruses, large DNA viruses, positive-strand RNA viruses and viral taxonomy. Our Editors play a key role in the journal, ensuring that we publish high-quality research, and are engaged with the virological community.

Journal of General Virology has been publishing peer-reviewed research for more than 50 years. We recognise the importance of virology as a unique discipline within microbiology, and actively collaborate with partners such as the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) to support the global virology community.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Recommendation of virologists who could join the Editorial Board of the Journal;
  • Recommendation of virologists who could join the Advisory Board of the Journal;
  • Soliciting suitable contributions to the Journal;
  • Arranging for peer review of contributions submitted to the Journal in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Society and the Journal’s policies;
  • Communication with contributors concerning the acceptance, rejection or revision of contributions to the Journal;
  • Ensuring appropriate coverage and quality of contributions for publication in the Journal;
  • Where appropriate, providing original contributions to the Journal, and not less than one contribution during the term of this Agreement;
  • Providing advice and assistance in marketing of the Journal;
  • Attendance at meetings with the Editorial Board and the Society as appropriate.

The role will begin in April 2020 and is open to any Full, Full Concessionary or Honorary Member of the Society.

Person specification:

  • Demonstrated excellence in the field of virology.
  • Maintain an active virology research profile
  • Have an excellent network of international contacts a range of specialties in the discipline

You do not need to have been involved with the Editorial Board or the Society previously to apply, although this would be a significant benefit. If you are interested, please send your CV and a brief description of your research interests and expertise to The closing date for receipt of expressions of interest is 24 February 2020.

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