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Ethics and Integrity Coordinator

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About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our vibrant and supportive Journals Editorial team in the Academic division as the Ethics & Integrity Co-ordinator. In this newly created role, you will be working closely with the Director of Journals Product, supporting OUP’s Trust & Integrity programme, and assisting in the rollout and implementation of priority projects as required. 

The key responsibilities in this role will include:

  • Working closely with the Executive Publisher for Research Integrity improve and oversee processes for tracking and reporting on ethics cases in OUP-published journals, proactively identifying trends and refining investigative workflows accordingly.
  • Work with journals product on priority trust & integrity projects with a focus on trialling and implementing new integrity detection tools
  • Work collaboratively with Executive Publisher, Research Integrity, and Submission System teams to support title-level integrity checks
  • Assist in the provision and maintenance of template materials for use in common ethics cases
  • Support the rollout and use of optional detection capabilities made available for use by submission systems
  • Monitoring for potential ethics cases.
  • Co-ordinate the publication of Correction, Retraction, and Expression of Concern notices where required, including assisting with wording of notices and ensuring approval processes and policies have been followed.
  • Support the development and delivery of training resources on research integrity and publication ethics to raise awareness and skills.
  • Promote best practice in dealing with all ethical matters including correspondence with authors, institutional ethics committees and whistleblowers.

We operate a hybrid working policy that requires a minimum of 2 days per week in the Oxford office. 

About You

To be successful in this role, you will ideally have:

  • Demonstrable understanding of academic publishing – including issues of research integrity and publication ethics, editorial and production processes, systems, competitors, and technology required.
  • Experience with relevant guidelines and workflows (such as those maintained by ICMJE and COPE). Understanding of relevant software and tools (such as ScholarOne and iThenticate) preferred.
  • Critical-thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills and the ability to influence, persuade, and negotiate with both internal and external parties.
  • Ability to work under pressure and independently. Understands how to work cross-functionally and when to involve key stakeholders


We care about work/life balance here at OUP. With this in mind we offer 25 days’ holiday that rises with service, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure (3-days) and a 35-hour working week. We are open to discussing flexibility in respect to working patterns, dependent on role. We also have a great variety of active employee networks and societies. 

We help make your money go further by contributing to your pension up to 12%, offering loans and savings schemes through our partnership with Salary Finance, in addition to travel to work schemes and access to a wide range of local discounts. 

Please see our Rewards and Recognition page for more information.


Please contact with any queries relating to this role.

Please note this advert may be removed before the advertised end date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK, OX2 6DP
  • Division:
  • Department:
    Journals UK Editorial - SciMed
  • Closing Date:
    28 July 2024
  • Salary:
    £25,000 - £28,000 dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Postcode:
    OX2 6DP
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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