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By ISQua Wednesday. Aug 12, 2020

Call for Deputy Editors

The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) and Oxford university Press (OUP), are seeking applications for the position of Deputy Editor for the International Journal for Quality in Health Care (IJQHC). The Deputy Editor will champion research content for the IJQHC.

The role holder(s) will assist the Editor-in-Chief in commissioning quality content to help maintain the Journals audience in a competitive market. The Deputy Editor will work collaboratively with the co-Deputy Editors, the Editor-in-Chief, OUP and ISQua.




The Deputy Editor shall:

  • Stimulate quality papers for the Journal;
  • Commission relevant articles for your area of expertise, particularly commentaries or papers that fit the journal’s existing series;
  • Make provisional and final decisions on manuscripts
  • Select, invite, and assign (or recommending) reviewers for papers suitable for peer review
  • Assess reviewers’ comments
  • Advise/collaborate, at the request of the Editor-in-Chief, on appeals
  • On the basis of reviews, make recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief on the acceptance of papers of a suitable standard;
  • Provide specialised advice about other papers submitted to lJQHC;
  • Provide editorials for the lJQHC




At least five years’ experience as a senior academic and or research professional, with a recognised and demonstrated standard of excellence in the following areas:

  • An established track record in Health Services research, Improvement Science, Implementation Science or Patient Safety research or practice
  • Experience as an in editorial role of a scientific or academic journal
  • Experience as a reviewer of papers submitted to scientific or academic journal




Subject to fulfilment of responsibilities, and in recognition of their special contribution to the Journal, ISQua shall advance a grant as needed of up to €1000 (euro) to each Deputy Editor to cover some of their costs to attend the ISQua International Conference or another conference of relevant interest to in their editorial work within the terms and amount of the budget set by the ISQua Board for that year. A free of charge registration for the main annual ISQua Conference will also be made available for each year of appointment.


You are invited to apply by emailing a cover letter and a brief curriculum vitae of maximum two sides of A4 page stating your professional affiliations, place of work and interest or skills in health systems or health IT to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by close of business Thursday, 20th August 2020.



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