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Call for applications for Chief Editor for European Science Editing

The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is inviting applications for the position of Chief Editor for European Science Editing (ESE).  The current Chief Editor, Dr Armen Gasparyan, has introduced several innovations during his term of office, including the recruitment of an International Advisory Board and the addition of ESE to many international indexing services.  EASE expects the new Editor to build and expand on these achievements, including participation of ESE in CrossRef.  Dr Gasparyan’s contract expires at the end of 2014 and applicants are invited to start in January 2015.

European Science Editing is published quarterly and features an exciting mix of original research, essays, reports and other articles on all aspects of science editing and many aspects of publishing. 

The job description (see below) describes the responsibilities of the Chief Editor.  The Nominations Committee is looking for an enthusiastic individual with good organizational and communication skills to raise the profile of ESE amongst the international community of science editors.  The Chief Editor will work with a recently appointed Managing Editor.

The Chief Editor receives a modest honorarium.  The Chief Editor does not have to be a current member of EASE but would be expected to join.  The Chief Editor attends EASE Council meetings as well as Editorial Board meetings: travel and accommodation expenses for these are reimbursed by EASE. 

Anyone interested in this position should submit a curriculum vitae as well as a letter that outlines how you would develop the journal. The deadline for submissions is 17 October 2014.

The letter should address:

  • Overall scope and goals for ESE. What would be your aims for the journal?
  • How would you foresee the role of ESE within EASE and the wider editing community?
  • Current strengths and weaknesses of ESE.
  • Opportunities, including subject areas in which the journal could be more actively represented.
  • Threats, including competitor journals. 

Applications will be considered by the Nominations Committee, which comprises Joan Marsh, Ana Marusic and Eva Baranyiova, who will then submit recommendations to the EASE Council.  Any questions should be addressed to Joan Marsh (joan.marsh@lancet.com).

Applications should be sent to the EASE Secretary (secretary@ease.org.uk).

Tina Wheeler, EASE Secretariat
West Trethellan, Trethellan Water
Lanner, Redruth
Cornwall, TR16 6BP

Tel/fax: +44 (0)1209 860450
E-mail: secretary@ease.org.uk

ORCID

ORCID was launched to help journals, publishers, indexing services, learned associations, funding organizations and research institutions to systematize information about their contributors. It is integrated with CrossRef, KUDOS and ISNI and imports publication lists from Scopus Author ID and ResearcherID. ORCID IDs increase the visibility and transferability of information.

These IDs are for everyone, including author's editors, managing and technical editors even if you do not do research or publish articles. EASE would like to encourage all of its members to register with ORCID and use their IDs.

Resources for Journal Editors

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