Editor-in-Chief required for Ultrasound

12th Feb 2019

Ultrasound is BMUS’s peer-reviewed journal, which publishes research, best practice, reviews, educational articles, professional guidelines and case reports covering all aspects of medical ultrasound.

The Editor in Chief is responsible for the content and quality of the journal, working closely with Deputy Editors, the BMUS Science and Education Committee, and the Ultrasound Editorial Board to manage the commissioning of articles and planning of special issues.

The Editor-in Chief and Deputy Editors work closely with the publisher’s production team to ensure that all submissions meet ethical standards, and are subject to rigorous and impartial peer review prior to publication. This work involves initial assessment of submitted manuscripts, selecting and inviting referees to review the work and making decisions on whether revised submissions are suitable for publication.  The Ultrasound editorial team currently comprises 7 members, the Editor-in-Chief, a Deputy International Editor and five Deputy Editors.  The role would not typically take more than a few hours per week of your time, but you will need to be able to meet strict deadlines set by the publishers. As this is an honorary position, there is no remuneration, however, reasonable expenses for travel to meetings will be paid (as per standard BMUS procedures).  The normal term of office is 2 years.

We are looking for an individual with substantial experience in the field of medical ultrasound and experience of publication.  Previous experience in editing would be advantageous. The role will commence on 1st January 2020 but a six month handover with the current Editor will be required.

If you are interested in this role, please send a brief CV (up to 2 sides of A4), with a covering letter stating why you are interested in the post, to Joy Whyte, BMUS Executive Officer by 10th March 2019.  Email: joy@bmus.org

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