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Research integrity manager

Research integrity manager

locationUnited Kingdom
ExpiresExpires: 27/05/2022
Permanent position

Frontiers are on a mission to make science open so everyone can live healthy lives on a healthy planet. Want to join us? 

Frontiers is an award-winning open science platform and leading open access scholarly publisher.

We are one of the largest and most cited publishers globally. To date, our 200,000 freely available research articles have received more than 1 billion views and downloads and 2 million citations. Our journals span science, health, humanities and social sciences, engineering, and sustainability. And we continue to expand into new academic disciplines so more researchers can publish open access.

As Frontiers continues to grow, we are committed to maintaining quality at scale in our publication output. To meet this commitment, we are expanding our research integrity team and seeking applications for the position of Research Integrity Manager.

As a Research Integrity Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring your team reaches its targets focused on quality control and for handling publication ethics issues for Frontiers submissions and articles. In addition to these responsibilities, you will carry out daily tasks that are the responsibility of the Research Integrity Team, including quality checks and investigations into potential or suspected breaches of publishing ethics.


  • Manage a team of research integrity specialists and monitor their progress towards defined targets.
  • Identify areas for improvement, propose solutions and new strategies and implement them.
  • Provide feedback to the Head of Research Integrity for product development requirements.
  • Screen submissions for quality criteria and follow up on cases as needed, including investigating post-publication concerns.
  • Communicate with researchers and academics regarding ethical issues related to scholarly publishing.
  • Train new team members, provide performance feedback and conduct appraisals.


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Established experience in academic/STM publishing with line management experience.
  • A keen interest in publication ethics, extremely tactful and mature judgement of sensitive situations.
  • Excellent time management, analytical, problem-solving skills and a proactive approach.
  • Fluent in English and strong communications skills, including the ability to be firm but conciliatory in dealing with stakeholders.



  • Employees now have the flexibility to choose where they want to work, with remote working available on a part- or full-time basis.
  • All employees have access to LinkedIn Learning (and Pluralsight for our technology team), an annual personal learning budget, and dedicated L&D time.
  • We offer free online yoga classes, an employee assistance plan, access to the Headspace app, and four wellbeing days on top of your annual leave allowance.
  • Employees can dedicate three days each year to volunteer for a personal cause or through our volunteering partner platform, Alaya.


Frontiers actively embraces diversity and is a safe and welcoming workplace. Recruitment is free from discrimination – including based on race, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. With over 600 employees from more than 50 different nations, our diversity creates vibrant teams and constantly challenges us to appreciate multiple perspectives.

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

Fields of study

  • Media / Communication

Required degree level

  • Level 5 (e.g. Foundation degree)

Years of experience

  • Junior

Salary range

    Required languages

    • English

    Required skills

    • general knowledge