The Indian Academy of Sciences, an autonomous institution under the Department of Science & Technology, publishes scholarly scientific journals, thematic books and other publications. Publication of journals has occupied pride of place among the Academy’s activities. The Academy currently publishes 11 journals catering to almost all disciplines of Science and Engineering, (please see www.ias.ac.in for more details). The Academy invites applications from eligible candidates for the following position purely on short-term contract basis.
The Publishing Manager will be primarily responsible for publication of the Academy’s journals and books. The Academy has a co-publishing arrangement with an international publisher, and the Publishing Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the Academy’s internal journal production workflow is coordinated and is in line with the co-publisher’s requirements in processing and production of journals keeping the standard editorial rights of the Academy by meeting the production deadlines. Staying up-to-date with publishing industry trends, techniques and technologies to aid and support the publishing programme of the Academy.
Overseeing the day-to-day work of the editorial team of all Academy journals towards smooth facilitation of processing and production. Curating publications data for reporting. Preparing presentations and minutes of the meetings held regarding publication. Interacting with Chief Editors / Editorial Boards of journals in pursuing the publication of journals. Also assisting the Academy to develop a contingency plan to handle the complete journal management and production workflow on its own, if required.
Upper age limit: 50 years as on 15/09/2023.