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Applications are being accepted for Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors of the Journal of American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA).

To apply for either position, please provide your CV along with a cover letter containing a 500-word description of your vision for JAPhA in 2018 to mposey@aphanet.org.

The deadline for applications is May 24, 2013.

 

Position descriptions

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association

Purpose of position: Provide vision for the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA) and lead a team of nonemployee Associate Editors in conducting peer review of manuscripts submitted for publication in the Science & Practice section of JAPhA.

Duties

Respect JAPhA constituents (readers, authors, reviewers, and human subjects of research) by:

  • Managing the peer review of manuscripts submitted for publication in the Science & Practice section of JAPhA using a process in compliance with the code of ethics of and principles espoused by the World Association of Medical Editors and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
  • With Associate Editors, making autonomous publication decisions on Science & Practice manuscripts submitted to JAPhA.
  • Providing mentorship and guidance to Associate Editors, including assisting them in making publication decisions and giving constructive feedback when appropriate.
  • As needed, soliciting accompanying editorials and other manuscripts to round out JAPhA content and ensure maximum utility for all readers of the journal, including scientists and practitioners.
  • Submitting accepted Science & Practice manuscripts in final form and on time in accordance with a schedule agreed upon by the Editor-in-Chief and APhA.
  • Protecting confidentiality of human subjects of research published in JAPhA.

Promote self-correction in science and participate in efforts to improve the practice of scientific investigation by:

  • Publishing corrections, retractions, and critiques of published articles.
  • Working with the pharmacy research community to improve the level of scientific investigation and scientific and clinical writing.

Assure honesty and integrity of the content of JAPhA and minimize bias by:

  • Managing conflicts of interest of editors, authors, and reviewers.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of information.
  • Separating the editorial and business functions of the Journal.
  • In consultation with the Executive Editor, overseeing the selection and management of Associate Editors (subject to approval by the APhA Board of Trustees).
  • Proposing appointments to the Editorial Advisory Board, subject to approval by the APhA Board of Trustees, chairing an annual meeting of this Board during the APhA Annual Meeting, and maintaining communications with this Board between Annual Meetings.
  • Within budget limitations set by the APhA Board of Trustees, convening an annual retreat of Associate Editors and JAPhA staff and attending the quadrennial International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication, if such a Congress occurs during the Editor-in-Chief’s term.

Improve the quality and stature of JAPhA by:

  • Serving as primary spokesperson of JAPhA.
  • Conceptualizing one or more theme issues of JAPhA each year and preparing calls for submissions.
  • Coordinating with APhA on the scope and content of, and audience for, and any proposed revisions to the Journal, and any new developments in the field affecting the scope, content, and potential income of the Journal.
  • Working with APhA staff, as needed, concerning matters related to the design and regular production of issues of the Journal.
  • On request of APhA, participating in up to three media events per year related to JAPhA theme issues or other content.
  • On request of APhA, engaging JAPhA readers and authors using social media, or assist APhA staff in doing so.
  • On request of APhA, reviewing news releases about JAPhA theme issues, article content, and journal matters.
  • On request of APhA, reviewing digital content intended for distribution and posting on APhA and JAPhA websites.
  • On request of APhA, suggesting innovations in the type and format of content to increase the visibility and effectiveness of JAPhA among its readership and the general public.

Qualifications

  • Degree in pharmacy and advanced training or degree in fields relevant to content areas of JAPhA, especially economic, social, and administrative pharmaceutical sciences and medication therapy management
  • Demonstrated scholarship and recognized leadership in advancing knowledge in field or fields relevant to content areas of JAPhA
  • Extensive experience as an author and/or editor of scholarly works
  • Experience on JAPhA’s Editorial Advisory Board and/or as a JAPhA Associate Editor (preferred)
  • Training or experience in public speaking and handling of media requests and interviews
  • Knowledge of trends in scholarly publishing and willingness to stay current through activities such as participation in the International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication
  • Faculty position or similar standing at a supportive academic institution or other appropriate organization (preferred)
  • Lack of conflicts of interest that would impede or appear to influence decisions on JAPhA manuscripts, including stock holdings, research grants, or similar interests in the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, and other health care provider organizations
  • Commitment to advancing knowledge in economic, social, and administrative pharmaceutical sciences; medication therapy management; and other fields relevant to JAPhA’s scope
  • Commitment to the code of ethics of and principles espoused by the World Association of Medical Editors and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors
  • Broad understanding of the informational needs of practicing pharmacists and the relationship between those needs and the research efforts of JAPhA authors
  • Fiscal responsibility and ability to work within financial limits set in JAPhA budgets as approved by the Board of Trustees
  • Willingness to work closely and cooperatively with the APhA Board of Trustees, members, and staff

 

Associate Editor, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association

Purpose of position: Within his or her areas of expertise, provide vision for the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA) and conduct peer review of manuscripts submitted for publication in the Science & Practice section of JAPhA.

Duties

Respect JAPhA constituents (readers, authors, reviewers, and human subjects of research) by:

  • Conducting the peer review of manuscripts within his or her area(s) of expertise submitted for publication in the Science & Practice section of JAPhA using a process in compliance with the code of ethics of and principles espoused by the World Association of Medical Editors and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
  • With the Editor-in-Chief and other Associate Editors, making autonomous publication decisions on assigned manuscripts.
  • As needed, soliciting accompanying editorials and other manuscripts to round out JAPhA content and ensure maximum utility for all readers of the journal, including scientists and practitioners.
  • Submitting accepted Science & Practice manuscripts in final form and on time in accordance with a schedule agreed upon by the Editor-in-Chief and APhA.
  • Protecting confidentiality of human subjects of research published in JAPhA.

Promote self-correction in science and participate in efforts to improve the practice of scientific investigation by:

  • Publishing corrections, retractions, and critiques of published articles.
  • Working with the pharmacy research community to improve the level of scientific investigation and scientific and clinical writing.

Assure honesty and integrity of the content of JAPhA and minimize bias by:

  • Maintaining confidentiality of information.
  • As requested, suggesting candidates for the Editorial Advisory Board, subject to approval by the APhA Board of Trustees, participating in an annual meeting of this Board during the APhA Annual Meeting, and assisting the Editor-in-Chief in maintaining communications with this Board between Annual Meetings.
  • Within budget limitations set by the APhA Board of Trustees, attending an annual retreat of the Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, and JAPhA staff and attending the quadrennial International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication, if such a Congress occurs during the Associate Editor’s term.

Improve the quality and stature of JAPhA by:

  • Serving as a spokesperson of JAPhA on request.
  • Participating in the conceptualization of one or more theme issues of JAPhA each year and peer review submissions as requested by the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Coordinating with APhA on the scope and content of, and audience for, and any proposed revisions to the Journal, and any new developments in the field affecting the scope, content, and potential income of the Journal.
  • Working with APhA staff, as needed, concerning matters related to the design and regular production of issues of the Journal.
  • On request of APhA, participating in up to three media events per year related to JAPhA theme issues or other content.
  • On request of APhA, engaging JAPhA readers and authors using social media, or assist APhA staff in doing so.
  • On request of APhA, reviewing news releases about JAPhA theme issues, article content, and journal matters.
  • On request of APhA, reviewing digital content intended for distribution and posting on APhA and JAPhA websites.
  • On request of APhA, suggesting innovations in the type and format of content to increase the visibility and effectiveness of JAPhA among its readership and the general public.

Qualifications

  • Degree in pharmacy and advanced training or degree in fields relevant to one or more content areas of JAPhA
  • Demonstrated scholarship and recognized leadership in advancing knowledge in field or fields relevant to content areas of JAPhA
  • Substantial experience as an author and/or editor of scholarly works
  • Experience on JAPhA’s Editorial Advisory Board (preferred)
  • Prior experience or willingness to be trained in public speaking and handling of media requests and interviews
  • Knowledge of trends in scholarly publishing and willingness to stay current through activities such as participation in the International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication
  • Faculty position or similar standing at a supportive academic institution or other appropriate organization (preferred)
  • Lack of conflicts of interest that would impede or appear to influence decisions on JAPhA manuscripts, including stock holdings, research grants, or similar interests in the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, and other health care provider organizations
  • Commitment to advancing knowledge in economic, social, and administrative pharmaceutical sciences; medication therapy management; and other fields relevant to JAPhA’s scope
  • Commitment to the code of ethics of and principles espoused by the World Association of Medical Editors and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors
  • Broad understanding of the informational needs of practicing pharmacists and the relationship between those needs and the research efforts of JAPhA authors
  • Willingness to work closely and cooperatively with the Editor-in-Chief, other Associate Editors, and as needed, the APhA Board of Trustees, members, and staff
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