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We are expanding our Associate Editor team

Owing to the continued growth of Systematic Reviews, we are now recruiting new Associate Editors to join our international Editorial Board.

Systematic Reviews Aims & scope
Systematic Reviews encompasses all aspects of the design, conduct and reporting of systematic reviews. The journal publishes high-quality systematic review products including systematic review protocols, systematic reviews related to a very broad definition of health, rapid reviews, updates of already completed systematic reviews, and methods research related to the science of systematic reviews, such as decision modelling. The journal also aims to ensure that the results of all well-conducted systematic reviews are published, regardless of their outcome.

We are looking for experienced individuals with expertise in evidence synthesis who are willing to spend around two to three hours per week handling journal submissions. We are interested in individuals who are committed to open access, data sharing and innovation in scientific publishing.

Our Associate Editors should have a minimum of five systematic reviews published in reputable peer-review journals as first author, last author or corresponding author.

A suitable Associate Editor for Systematic Reviews is as someone who:

  • Supports the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and is a committed advocate who will represent Systematic Reviews within the scientific community.
  • Provides professional and supportive service to our authors and ensures that manuscripts for which they are responsible meet the requirements of the journal and are handled efficiently and appropriately through peer review.

Role and responsibilities
The Associate Editor is primarily responsible for assessing manuscripts for their suitability for peer review, selecting suitable reviewers who meet the journal’s requirements and recommending decisions on the basis of the peer reviewers’ reports and their own assessment while adhering to the journal’s editorial policies.  

An Associate Editor for Systematic Reviews should be engaged and willing to handle up to five new manuscripts per month within their field of expertise.

Our Associate Editors will receive training, and our in-house Editorial Office will also provide administrative support.

                                   Apply now!

If you are interested in becoming an Associate Editor for Systematic Reviews, please send your academic CV including a list of relevant publications with a note of your role in the reported project and a short cover letter that details your interest and enthusiasm for the position to Please ensure to include ‘Systematic Reviews' in the subject line of your email. We look forward to hearing from you.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.7 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.8 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.561 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.269 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    120 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    340 days submission to accept (Median)

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