Vacancy: Editor-in-Chief

BMJ is looking for the next Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning (BMJ STEL) to succeed the current editor, Professor Nick Sevdalis (King’s College London), who will be retiring from the role later in 2019. The new Editor-in-Chief should be a visionary individual who can continue to shape the journal as a resource offering the most up-to-date and relevant content for a global audience of clinicians, researchers and educators working in healthcare simulation and technology-enhanced education.

The ideal candidate will be a respected researcher, with demonstrable editorial experience, and with a strong vision for the journal. Reporting to the journal’s management committee, you will lead the editorial team, making further appointments as necessary, actively promoting and strengthening the journal and upholding the highest ethical standards of research and publication practice.

About the journal

BMJ STEL is published by BMJ and co-owned with the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH), the UK’s leading organisation for healthcare simulation. Launched in 2014, the journal is focused on the use of simulation and innovative technology as an educational method or intervention for professionals in all areas of health care education, workforce development and quality of care. BMJ STEL is an online-only journal publishing four issues per year (increasing to six from 2020) and with an international readership. It is indexed in Scopus and Web of Science (Emerging Sources Citation Index) and is under consideration for inclusion in PubMed/MEDLINE.

The journal is led by the Editor-in-Chief and a team of globally renowned senior Associate Editors and supported by multidisciplinary team of global experts as members of its Editorial Board. For more information, see the journal website

Being an Editor

The Editor-in-Chief benefits from:

How to apply

Please send a full CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role. The closing date is 31st May 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide an analysis of the journal’s strengths, opportunities for further growth and vision for development over the next five years. Interviews will be held at BMA House in London in June.

The successful candidate will take up the post by the end of 2019, following a handover period working with the current Editor-in-Chief. The term of office is five years in the first instance.

For more details of the role or to apply please email Henry Spilberg, Associate Publisher ( Candidates wishing to speak informally to the current Editor-in-Chief before making an application may contact Professor Nick Sevdalis:

About BMJ

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