Associate Publisher/Publisher, OA Journals

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Date: Jul 29, 2022

Location: Seoul, KR

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Associate Publisher/Publisher, Open Access Journals

Location(s): Seoul

 

Springer Nature opens the doors to discovery for researchers, educators, clinicians and other professionals. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals, platforms and technology solutions reach millions of people. For over 175 years our brands and imprints have been a trusted source of knowledge to these communities and today, more than ever, we see it as our responsibility to ensure that fundamental knowledge can be found, verified, understood and used by our communities – enabling them to improve outcomes, make progress, and benefit the generations that follow. 

Visit: group.springernature.com and follow @SpringerNature

 

The Springer Nature Journals group aims to support researchers in communicating and advancing discovery for a better world. We do this by providing a trusted environment in which researchers can quickly, easily and transparently share their discoveries, data and research stories.

 

We are seeking an Associate Publisher/Publisher to manage a portfolio open access journals in our division that includes journals in the physical, applied and life sciences. Reporting to an Executive Publisher you will be responsible for the management, strategic development and success of the individual journals, liaising with internal staff, external journal editors, and the scientific community. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop journals to deliver a best-in-class author experience and foster maximum engagement from the Societies, Editors-in-Chief and Editorial Board Members (EBMs) on whom we rely.
  • Drive the growth and development of a group of open access journals as part of a strategically defined overall portfolio within the Journals group.
  • Manage the complexities of the relationships with partner societies, including contract negotiations
  • Develop strong working relationships with colleagues in production, IT and other departments to ensure that any problems encountered with your journal, and particularly by authors, editors and peer reviewers, can be swiftly and effectively resolved.
  • Understand and manage the annual targets for journal submission, publication and transfer volumes as well as target turnaround times.
  • Ensure that all KPIs are regularly monitored, reported and met, and that action is taken as needed.
  • Manage annual Journal Development/Improvement Plans and oversee their implementation and successful conclusion.
  • Resolve pre- and post-publication issues raised by staff, Editorial Board Members (EBMs) and readers (e.g. authorship, scope, ethics and consent, misconduct, policies).
  • Attend external meetings (in-person or virtual) to build close working relationships with external EiCs, EBMs, society partners, and the wider research community.
  • Understand the trends and changes in the communities you serve to ensure that Springer Nature can respond appropriately.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with a network of researchers.
  • Be aware of changes within the research community and publishing industry, and translate these into proposals for successful (new) products and services.
  • Take part in cross-departmental projects and/or company-wide task forces and working groups.
  • Review new journal and commercial opportunities in consultation with the Senior Management and contribute to journal proposals.
  • Represent the team in projects with Production, Sales, Marketing, Finance and other Editorial colleagues.

 

Experience, skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree or above, preferably in a scientific discipline. Previous experience in academic publishing is an advantage 
  • Positive and proactive approach to problem solving, taking ownership to drive and complete tasks. Adapt quickly to change
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and independently within a (virtual) team environment, in a cooperative manner with colleagues at all levels and as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Korean and English
  • Experience of developing and maintaining productive and friendly relations/partnerships with academic and industry-based researchers
  • Demonstrate diplomacy and assertiveness
  • Active, supportive team player
  • Ability to travel on a frequent basis

 

Practice:
All functions and duties assigned are to be carried out in professional manner and must be in line with the company policies and image.

 

Potential candidates who meet our requirements may apply with a full resume in English and Korean stating your current and expected salaries, availability and contact details to kelly.koo@springernature.com

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