The Journal of Surgical Research (JSR) is accepting self-nominations for the role of Statistics Editor. The Statistics Editor will assess the statistical methodology of selected manuscripts submitted to the journal—generally those that include advanced statistical methods and those for which reviewers have raised concerns about the analysis—and help the specialty Associate Editor make the determination as to whether manuscripts meet the standard for peer review. The Statistics Editor will play a critical role in maintaining the integrity of the peer-review process and ultimately ensuring a high standard of excellence for the JSR.
The Statistics Editor will meet with the editorial leadership twice each year: 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 basic and advanced statistical methods and their application to surgical basic science research, clinical research, outcomes and health services research, and education research. The applicant should have a strong publication record in the peer-review literature. Previous significant experience as an ad-hoc reviewer for clinical and/or basic science journals is preferred. The Statistics Editor will be appointed for a 5-year term.
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 JSR@stellarmed.com. before 11:59 pm EST Friday, October 30, 2020.