Want to support free publishing in neuroscience, but don't have a manuscript to submit right now? We are looking for volunteers to join our editorial board or help out in the following ways:
- Editors may be asked to organise peer review and/or review manuscripts. Editors are listed on the journal website along with a short bio and a link to their ORCID profile and institutional or personal academic profile.
- Reviewing Editors are may be asked to perform peer review on manuscripts. Like editors, reviewing editors are listed on the journal website.
- Join the reviewer pool. To signal your availability to review manuscripts, simply register on the website and send us an email.
Editors, Reviewing Editors, and reviewers must have a PhD or an equivalent track record of at least 3 relevant publications in reputable scientific journals, as detailed in our Peer Review Policy.
- Journal Development Editor. We are seeking one or two Journal Development Editors to help us reach out to authors and build the Neuroanatomy and Behaviour community on social media (e.g. Twitter) and elsewhere.
In addition to editorial roles, we have a number of technical projects that we are interested in developing. If you have programming skills or want to learn or practice programming skills, then volunteering on these projects may be helpful.
- Front-end Decoupling. We are interested in decoupling the reader-facing front-end from the OJS submission system. We have developed a Hugo port of the Health Sciences Journal theme that allows us to publish content via a static website. The next steps are to either develop a plugin for OJS that allows us to register remote galley URLs and expose those via the built-in OAI interface in OJS. We also need to develop an approach to use the OJS API to transfer article metadata into the static website repository to facilitate publishing.
- EPUB Article Production. While PDF and XML are the most important formats, EPUB is another format that some readers may enjoy. There is a jats2epub repository on Github that could serve as a useful starting point. A volunteer would investigate that repository and provide customisations that would make it suitable for converting our JATS XML to EPUB.
To apply for any of these positions, please contact us with details about which role(s) you are interested in, your motivation for applying, and your CV or website.