Publishing Assistant (m/f)

bei Springer Science + Business Media Deutschland GmbH in London or Berlin E-Mail-AboRSS-Feed

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Scientific Data, part of the Nature Research family of journals, is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for descriptions of valuable research datasets. We are embedded within the larger research data team at Springer Nature.

We aim to promote effective research data sharing and credit for researchers that share, through our work on Scientific Data, our flagship data journal and other data-related projects under development in the group.

The Publishing Assistant will support editorial and operational tasks on the journal Scientific Data and, as needed, other project and administrative duties in the research data team.



  • Assist in the daily management of the peer-review process, with the objective of providing rapid peer review and publication
  • Assist in the recruitment of the Editorial Board
  • Respond to authors, reviewers, board members, advisory panellists and readers of the journal in a timely fashion
  • Work with the editorial team in the allocation of manuscripts to board members
  • Liaise with board members on an ongoing basis to follow up on peer review (including the chasing of referees) and final recommendations


  • Liaise with authors to ensure production quality fi les are provided at the correct size, resolution and format
  • Check and approve author proof corrections with the typesetter, liaising with authors, Editorial Board Members and internal Nature Research editorial staff as appropriate
  • Work with the publishing team, external data repositories, typesetters and authors to ensure manuscripts are managed through the production system in a timely and effi cient manner


  • Ensure that database records are updated and that manuscript submissions are uploaded correctly into the online submissions system
  • Handle the reporting and data analysis of submissions and published manuscripts when required
  • Provide general administrative assistance as and when required

Experience, skills and qualifi cations


  • Graduate degree or equivalent preferably in a science subject, with some experience in journal publishing or peer review administration
  • Good administrative and organisational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Profi cient computer skills — Word, Excel and web-based technology
  • Customer-focused


  • Awareness of or interest in open access/open research

We will start reviewing application on Thursday, May 25th. Applications will be considered until all positions are fi lled.

Excited by the prospect of joining us? We are looking forward to your online application!

Company and Location: Springer Science + Business Media Deutschland GmbH, Berlin

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