The World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) is looking for an Editor-in-Chief who will launch their Open Access journal to develop a leading international ultrasound publication. The five-year term will begin with the launch in early 2022.
This will be an official journal of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology complementing, but separate from, the well-established Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (UMB). The journal should meet the information and publication requirements of clinicians, scientists, engineers and other professionals who constitute the ultrasound community
The ideal candidate will be a respected clinician/researcher committed to publication excellence with demonstrable editorial experience and a strong vision that launches the journal internationally and with a mission to publish engaging and informed content. Applicants should have a recognized expertise in the field of ultrasound and a good track record of publishing in high-quality journals. They will appoint and lead the editorial team and uphold the highest standards concerning editorial policies and professional practice. They will recognise the need to engage the journal’s audiences at all levels.
The journal will be launched in early 2022 with 6 publications per year with around 100 papers. Initially Elsevier will offer free vouchers to authors for publication.
The Editor in Chief will consider mainly full-length research papers, review articles, guidelines, short communications opinion articles, and other interactive and ancillary material that is of special interest to the readers of the Journal.
Applicants need not be based in the USA and international applicants are encouraged. This is an independent contractor position and the term of office is 5 years renewable once and subject to annual appraisal and review by WFUMB.
The Editor-in-Chief will have final responsibility for establishing and managing an editorial office; supervising a managing editor; receiving evaluating and selecting all materials for publication; the editorial content and strategy of the journal, with support from their appointed editorial team and Elsevier publishing staff, actively working with WFUMB and the publisher to launch the Open Access journal. The Editor-in-Chief should expect to spend the equivalent of up to one day per week on journal activities.
The main responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief include, but are not limited to:
As Editor in Chief you will benefit from:
Please send a full CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and your vision for the future of UMB. Shortlisted candidates will be expected to have a clear vision for the development of the journal. For more details of the role, please email, Elena Herzog
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The deadline for applications is 31 January 2022. Interviews will be held in February 2022 by videoconference.