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Vacancy: Editor-in-Chief

Nutrition & Metabolism is a leading open access journal that publishes studies with a clear focus on nutrition and metabolism with applications ranging from nutrition needs, exercise physiology, clinical and population studies, as well as the underlying mechanisms in these aspects.
The areas of interest for Nutrition & Metabolism encompass studies in molecular nutrition in the context of obesity, diabetes, lipedemias, metabolic syndrome and exercise physiology. 
Established in 2004, the journal is owned and published by BioMed Central, part of Springer Nature. With an Impact Factor of 4.654, Nutrition & Metabolism covers all the latest high interest topics and had over 1 million article downloads in 2021.
BioMed Central is seeking to appoint a co-Editor-in-Chief to succeed Professor Marjukka Kolehmainen, who will be retiring as Editor of the journal at the end of September 2022.
The newly appointed Editor-in-Chief will have full editorial responsibility for the content published in the Journal and for ensuring that the ethos, editorial standards, policies and scope of Nutrition & Metabolism are maintained. They will also be responsible for providing strategic guidance and overseeing the commissioning of non-research content.
The ideal candidates will be:
•    Physicians and researchers with broad experience in nutrition and metabolism, able to demonstrate their impact in the field with an extensive publication history.
•    Experienced as journal Editors, with strong critical analysis and appraisal skills, and a good understanding of peer review and publication ethics.
•    Keen supporters of open access publishing.
•    Able to demonstrate strong leadership.
•    Excellent strategic planners with the ability to develop a clear vision for Nutrition & Metabolism.
•    Interested in building strong community relationships with nutritionists at all levels.
•    Keen to innovate and continuously develop Nutrition & Metabolism.
•    Engaged with technology and willing to use the Journal’s online submission and peer review tools.
•    Able to dedicate time on a regular basis to a busy and thriving journal.
Nutrition & Metabolism is currently supported by an Editorial Office run by the publisher for administrative services, and is further supported by a committed team of Associate Editors. The position offers an honorarium, and whilst the time commitment is flexible, we anticipate the post-holder would also have a full-time position elsewhere.
Term of appointment
The term of office will be for four years, with an option for renewal by mutual consent for a further five years.
Further details regarding the role and a detailed job description can be obtained by contacting Valeria Olivo, Senior Publisher, at
Applications should include a full CV, a letter explaining your interest in the post, and an outline of what your editorial policy and vision might be. Applications should be sent to Valeria Olivo at
Closing date for applications
30th September 2022
Interviews and start date
Interviews will be held in October 2022, with a start date of the 1st November 2022. 

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    4.5 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.9 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.166 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.963 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    27 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    131 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    2,012 Altmetric mentions