JVS-Vascular Insights Seeks Editor-in-Chief Applicants

Ronald Dalman, MD, Executive Editor of JVS Journals, and Thomas Forbes, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Vascular Surgery, invite applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Vascular Surgery–Vascular Insights.

The application deadline is June 23, 2023.

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Prior service on the Editorial Board of one of the JVS publications is preferred but not required. The individual must be an Active or Senior Member in the Society for Vascular Surgery. The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) will work in close collaboration with the Executive Editor of the JVS Journals, the portfolio’s Senior Managing Editor and Editorial Office staff, the portfolio’s publishing team at Elsevier, and the Editors-in-Chief of the companion journals.

The EIC is responsible for the academic quality of the JVS-Vascular Insights (JVS-VI). The EIC position requires handling submitted papers, facilitating the peer review process, and making final decisions on manuscript publication. In addition, as a newly launched journal, the Editor-in-Chief will work to actively grow the Journal by increasing high-quality submissions. Submissions will continue to be transferred to JVS-VI from other portfolio journals when appropriate, but the EIC will focus on growing submissions from outside the portfolio, both informally by promoting the Journal within their professional networks and on social media, and formally by directly soliciting specific articles and by commissioning virtual special issues (VSI) on relevant topics. The Journal’s inaugural VSI on an education-related topic is planned for launch by the end of June, and the EIC will work with 2 Guest Editors to make this VSI a success. The EIC will also have a leading role in launching a second VSI before Q4 2023.

JVS-VI is a Gold Open Access journal. The EIC should be familiar with the Open Access publishing model and be(come) ready to articulate the benefits of OA publishing for authors and the wider research community. The EIC should also demonstrate an interest in and/or past experience with the development and management of social media posts, and should be eager to innovate and push the Journal forward creatively.

The JVS-VI EIC will meet regularly with the EICs of the companion journals and the portfolio Executive Editor to ensure consistency and cohesiveness across the portfolio. The relationship with the flagship JVS will be especially important, as there is some overlap in article types and content areas between JVS and JVS-VI, and as JVS is the primary source of internal transfers to JVS-VI. The JVS-VI EIC will collaborate closely with the JVS EIC and portfolio Executive Editor to ensure that the relationship between the two journals develops in the best interests of both and of the portfolio as a whole.

To apply, please:

  1. Submit a brief statement of interest including your previous relevant experience and qualifications (350 words); and
  2. Submit your curriculum vitae in the form below:

Please direct any questions to jvascsurg@vascularsociety.org