IIMB Management Review (IMR) is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by IIMB in arrangement with Elsevier, the international publisher. Addressed to management practitioners, researchers and educators, IMR aims to engage rigorously with practices, concepts and ideas in the ﬁeld of management, with an emphasis on providing managerial insights, in a format that is accessible to a wide audience. IMR is a well listed journal, featuring in the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List where it is ranked “B”; it is indexed on the abstract and citation database Scopus, as well as on the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). IMR is an open access journal, available through Elsevier’s electronic service ScienceDirect®. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/iimb-management-review). The print version of the journal is brought out by the IMR Editorial Department at IIMB.
1. Posts: Copy Editor
2. Major Duties and Responsibilities: The activities of the Copy Editor will include, but not be restricted to: Proof reading or first-level editing of articles to correct grammar, punctuation, spelling and syntax errors Copy editing or substantive editing involving in-depth scrutiny of manuscripts for focus, coherence, logic, consistency, and flow. Editing of manuscripts to iron out any structural issues, stylistic differences and ambiguities. Reworking of sentences and making suggestions for word choice and rewriting text. Improvement in the clarity and organisation of articles while retaining overall tone. In short, the copy editor will work with the initial material and make it ready for publication. Editing articles in keeping with the journal style guide. Copy editors ensure that articles are written in accordance with the style guide which includes writing standards, such as tense, voice or the spelling of certain words, styles of hyphenation and capitalisation, formatting references, matching in-text citations and references, checking text-illustration consistency, captions, all numbering systems (headings, equations, tables, figures, etc.), standardising the format of quotations/sources, flagging the position of figures, tables, boxes, and so on. Generating a style checklist to ensure the style guide is followed; coding manuscripts for design features, such as hierarchy of headings, to instruct the production team Maintaining a working knowledge of concepts/ words/ phrases as required for editing Checking for plagiarism and copyright issues Working with IT-based manuscript submission and tracking systems, databases, editing and publishing systems Corresponding with authors to resolve queries and issues, liaising with reviewers, editors, publishers, printers, internal and external stakeholders, others Checking and correcting proofs generated by publisher, liaising with authors over proofs Facilitating and collaborating with editorial department in journal related tasks and events such as conferences, round table discussions and interviews Administrative tasks involved in carrying out duties as copy editor and other departmental duties assigned from time to time.
3. Key Skills / Abilities/Knowledge required: Thorough command over English language and grammar Good writing and editing skills; familiarity with publishing protocols Methodical working style, ability to work to tight deadlines and to multi-task Ability to be self-motivated, work and correspond independently, and maintain organised and accurate records of work Strong interpersonal communication skills – oral and written; ability to guide and correspond with authors/ reviewers/ editors according to academic norms Proficiency in MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint Good computer skills, understanding and experience of audio, video and web formats Working knowledge of Microsoft Teams as well as Zoom
4. Education and Experience:The candidate at minimum should be a Graduate in English, Journalism, Communication or related field. Graduates in other related disciplines, including Management may also be considered.The candidate should have 8 to 12 years of experience in editing.Previous experience in academic editing would be an advantage.