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We are expanding our Associate Editor team

Due to the continued growth of Trials, we are now recruiting new Associate Editors to join our international Editorial Board.  An Associate Editor is responsible for assessing manuscripts for their suitability for peer review, selecting reviewers who meet the journal’s requirements and recommending decisions on the basis of the peer reviewers’ reports and their own assessment while adhering to the journal’s editorial policies.

An Associate Editor for Trials is someone who:

  • Supports the Aims and Scope of Trials.
  • Has training and experience in trial methods.
  • Has an interest in research on improving clinical trial design, conduct or reporting.
  • Provides a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensures that manuscripts they are responsible for fulfil the requirements of the journal and are handled efficiently and appropriately through peer review.
  • Is willing to handle a minimum of 2 new manuscripts per month within their field of expertise.
  • Is committed to open access, data sharing and innovation in scientific publishing.

All new Associate Editors will receive online training, and our in-house Editorial Office provides ongoing administrative support.

Apply now!

If you are interested in becoming an Associate Editor for Trials, please send your academic CV and a short cover letter that details your interest and enthusiasm for the position to the Publishing Office ( Please include ‘Trials Associate Editor' in the subject line of your email. We look forward to hearing from you.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.0
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 2.1
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.733
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.812

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 28
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 129

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 6,282,238
    Altmetric mentions: 5,569