The Journal of Surgical Research (JSR) is accepting self-nominations for an Associate Editor (AE) with expertise in non-trauma acute care surgery, i.e. emergency general surgery and surgical critical care.
The AE will perform the primary assessment of manuscripts submitted to the journal and make the determination as to whether manuscripts meet the standard for peer review. If a paper qualifies for peer review, the AE will assign experts in the field of study to review the manuscript. The AE will oversee the entire review process by first choosing quality reviewers, then determining the integrity and accuracy of the reviews submitted, and then making a final decision on the status of the manuscript (revise, accept, reject). The AE role is critical to maintaining the integrity of the peer review process and ultimately ensuring a high standard of excellence for the JSR.
Associate Editors handle approximately 3-5 articles per week, and meet 3 times per year (at the Academic Surgical Congress in February, during one teleconference during the summer, and at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in October). The position affords members the opportunity to contribute at a very high level to the quality of the peer-reviewed scientific surgical literature and to join a group of individuals with strong ties and interest in academic surgery. The journal is seeking high-energy applicants with expertise in emergency general surgery and critical care. The applicant should have a strong publication record in the peer-review literature; scientific impact is more important than volume. Previous Editorial Board membership experience or significant experience as an ad-hoc reviewer for clinical and/or basic science journals is preferred. Associate Editors are appointed for a 5-year term after which renewal is considered.
If you are interested in being considered for this position, please send a copy of your CV and a one-paragraph statement regarding your interest, qualifications and long-term goals to [email protected] by January 31, 2016.