The Journal of Surgical Research (JSR) is accepting self-nominations for three editorial leadership positions.
- Associate Editor for Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology – The journal is seeking applicants with expertise in gastrointestinal surgery research, including clinical studies and basic science, with a focus on gastrointestinal and hepatopancreaticobiliary cancer.
- Associate Editor for Pediatric Surgery – The journal is seeking applicants with expertise in pediatric surgery, including clinical studies and basic science.
- Associate Editor for Vascular Surgery – The journal is seeking applicants with expertise in vascular surgery, including clinical studies and basic science.
Associate Editors typically handle approximately three to eight articles per week, performing the primary assessment of manuscripts submitted to the journal and making the determination as to whether manuscripts meet the standard for peer review. If a paper qualifies for peer review, the AE assigns experts in the field of study to review the manuscript. The AE oversees the entire review process by first choosing expert reviewers, then evaluating the accuracy and quality of the reviews submitted, and then making a final recommendation regarding the disposition of the manuscript (revise, accept, reject). Consequently, the AE role is critical to maintaining the integrity of the peer-review process and ultimately ensuring a high standard of excellence for JSR. The position affords AEs 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. Associate Editors meet twice each year, once via teleconference during the summer and once in person at the Editorial Board Meeting held during the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in October. Associate Editors are appointed for a 5-year term after which renewal will be considered.
For these AE positions, JSR is seeking high-energy applicants with expertise in the respective areas. Applicants 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. Because JSR is the official journal of the Association for Academic Surgery and the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons, candidates should have a history of participation in one or both of these organizations.
If you are interested in being considered for these positions, please send a copy of your CV and a one-paragraph statement regarding your interest, qualifications, and long-term goals to [email protected] before 11:59 pm EST Friday, March 20, 2020.