Emerald Publishing • Remote, UK

Research Integrity Manager

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  circa £37,000

Remote-first – with office for co-working

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

We have a new opportunity to join the Research Integrity department at Emerald, within the wider Legal and Ethics function.

You'll join a dedicated Research Integrity team, focussed on ensuring Emerald publishes content to the highest ethical standards, acting swiftly where issues arise, to ensure the published record is corrected.

You will be working in partnership with both internal and external stakeholders, providing expert advice and guidance on research and publication ethics, working closely with internal teams to demonstrate continuous improvement of Research Integrity processes and policy.

Location: We perform at our best when we feel trusted and are able to choose an approach to working that suits us best, which is why we are a remote-first company. However, we also believe in face to face collaboration, and our UK colleagues meet once a month for team time and quarterly for company get togethers in our Leeds office, so we ask that you be within a commutable distance that you are comfortable with in order to attend the office on those occasions.

Day to day we’ll trust you to:   

  • Manage a caseload of potential research integrity and publication ethics issues across the Emerald portfolio.
  • Support internal stakeholders and journal editorial teams in the investigation of cases.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate the resolution of publication ethics cases.
  • Deliver training on publication ethics both internally and externally.
  • Actively use industry and Emerald guidelines to lead your work.
  • Support and advise our Peer Review Editor team on research integrity issues ahead of publication, and our production team on research integrity issues post-publication.
  • Support and advise our publishing teams on best practice editorial guidance and commissioning due diligence.

You’ll need to have:   

  • Proven experience of the academic publishing industry with previous exposure to the peer review process and research integrity – including use of manuscript-submission systems (such as ScholarOne or Editorial Manager).
  • Experience having difficult conversations with stakeholders - alongside influencing and diplomacy skills.
  • Advanced organisational skills which allow you to prioritise quickly and effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • An interest in technology and process improvements.
  • A passion for research, its value, and the role that trust plays within the research ecosystem.
  • The ability to problem-solve and investigate whilst making data-driven decisions and taking a balanced approach to complex issues.
  • The drive to expand your knowledge base and keep up to date with industry developments.

What’s in it for you?

At Emerald, we value our people. Becoming a part of our team means you’ll join a trusting and flexible environment and we've been flexified so you can trust that we're a truly flexible workplace. All we ask is that you attend the office once a month to come together with work colleagues. You'll also have numerous opportunities to progress your career, as well as access to professional development and the opportunity to learn new skills.

You’ll receive a wide range of benefits, such as 38 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays, remote flexible working, a discretionary performance bonus, 6% pension contribution and various benefits aimed at supporting your wellbeing and work-life balance such as a working from home allowance. You can check out a full list of our benefits here.

Roles are advertised at a benchmarked market median rate. Offers will be made within a range of the median, depending on skills and experience.

Please note - Applicants must be authorized to work in the UK without restrictions or sponsorship. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Emerald Group is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our applicants. If you would like to request any accommodations/adjustments from application through to interview stages, please complete the relevant section within the application or contact us at peopleteam@emerald.com and let us know.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 16 weeks full pay, 16 weeks half pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 4 weeks full pay
Adoption leave – 16 weeks full pay, 16 weeks half pay
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme – In-country
30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Work from home allowance
Pregnancy loss leave
Carer’s leave
Tax-free childcare
Compassionate leave
Buy or sell annual leave
Cycle to work scheme
On-site gym
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Annual bonus
Volunteer days – 2 paid days per year
Charity donation scheme
Employee assistance programme
Employee discounts
Summer Fridays - Friday afternoons off during the summer period
2 annual volunteering days
Emerald Extras - discounts /cashback schemes
Moments that Matter days
Regional variances apply to our regional offices

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Emerald Publishing provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Emerald Publishing is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

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