Posted: 8 November 2019

Assistant Editor Tokyo

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Job Summary

In September 2019 we opened an office in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo for which we are looking for young graduates willing to stay connected to scientific research by helping researchers worldwide publish their latest results. This is also a great opportunity to start a first job in a dynamic multinational company which offers interesting career development options to talented, enthusiastic and hard-working people.

You would start out as an Editorial Trainee working in close collaboration with our Managing Editors based in other countries, learning how to process papers properly from submission to publication. Once you have successfully completed your six-month traineeship you will be appointed Assistant Editor in Tokyo, Japan.

You will also have the opportunity to support our inhouse ‘Help-Desk’ service for our Japanese authors.

No previous experience is required, since you will receive full on-the-job training.

Depending on your scientific background, you will be assigned to work on journals related to your field. We are mostly looking for Editors educated in Medicine, Chemistry, Biochemistry Biology, Hydrology, Geodesy, Geology, Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering, Material Engineering, Metallurgy, Physics, Energy, Thermal and Power Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Marine Engineering, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Science, Spatial planning, Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, Climate, Ecology, Agriculture, Land Resource Management, Landscape Ecology, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Atmospheric Science, Public Health, Animal Science, and similar.


Execute editorial work for journals within your area of expertise, including organizing the review process for manuscripts, overseeing editorial decisions and handling the communication between the various parties involved in the publication process.

Your profile

    Bachelor, Master or PhD degree

    Knowledge of MS office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    Strong written and spoken Japanese and English skills (Japanese Keigo is essential)

    Ability to multi-task, attention to detail

    Experience with scholarly publishing would be beneficial

    Japanese citizen

What we offer


    Professional and personal development

    International work environment

    Flexible working hours

    Flat organizational structures

    Trips to other MDPI offices

    Attending scientific conferences

    Competitive salary, benefits and equity

    The welfare pension system

    Travel allowance

Questions and Application

Please send your CV in English by e-mail to

About MDPI

A pioneer in scholarly open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. Our mission is to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. We operate more than 200 diverse, peer-reviewed, open access journals supported by over 35,500 academic editors. We serve scholars from around the world to ensure the latest research is openly and broadly available.

MDPI is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland with additional offices in Europe and Asia. We are committed to ensuring that high quality research is made available as quickly as possible. We also support sustainability projects, with sustainability as a key theme in many journals and through the MDPI Sustainability Foundation.

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