Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Addiction Medicine (JAM)
The Editor in Chief for the Journal of Addiction Medicine provides the vision, strategy, energy, and leadership to produce a bimonthly journal that disseminates findings from groundbreaking research in addiction medicine through print and electronic media to diverse audiences.Apply Here
Position: Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Addiction Medicine
The Editor in Chief (EIC) for the Journal of Addiction Medicine (JAM) provides the vision, strategy, energy, and leadership to produce a bimonthly journal that disseminates findings from groundbreaking research in addiction medicine through print and electronic media to diverse audiences.
Application closing date: Postmarked by April 14th, 2022
Overview of Key Activities or Tasks:
- Set the strategy for the Journal.
- Provide a strong editorial vision representative of the goals of the Journal.
- Together with the Publisher, develop strategies to produce high-quality content in both print and online formats, as evidenced by metrics such as increased citations, web traffic, and readership scores.
- Champion the Journal at professional meetings, workshops, and other appropriate forums.
- Act as an ambassador to the author/editor/reviewer/community.
- Ensure manuscript flow to guarantee on-time publication, soliciting content and/or editorials as appropriate.
- Make final accept/reject decisions on submitted manuscripts.
- Assign and balance review workload.
- Lead an esteemed international Editorial Board whose knowledge base represents the topics covered in JAM’s editorial mission.
- Evaluate current members of the Editorial Board annually and recommend new members when needed.
- Select and manage high-performing peer reviewers and co-editors as needed.
- Manage matters of ethics and conflicts of interest.
- Conduct and attend editorial meetings and provide periodic reports to the ASAM Publications Council.
Summary of Required Skills:
The Editor must have a broad range of research productivity and a record of successful publication including:
- The Editor must have a broad range of research productivity and a record of successful publication.
- Expertise in clinical research methods including both quantitative and qualitative measurement techniques.
- Publishing experience as an author, as an editor or co-editor preferred; manuscript reviewer and/or editorial board member is necessary.
- Visibility and a strong network of contacts at the national level are required.
- Knowledge of and/or experience with Impact Factor, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org) and the Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org).
- This is a part-time, independent-contractor position (with honorarium) and the Editor is expected to maintain a primary connection to the field through an active administrative or practice role.
- The ideal Editor will be a highly organized, motivated individual with the skills and talent to develop a timely, exciting publication fostering excellence in the specialty.
Estimated Time Commitment/Requirement for Participation:
10-12 hours of editorial work per week, inclusive of meetings, per week. Editor-in-chief time will be compensated.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine invites nominations and applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief (EIC) for the Journal of Addiction Medicine for a 3-year, renewable term.
Application Items Required
- Please attach your most recent curriculum vitae, a vision statement for the Journal of Addiction Medicine, a letter of commitment describing interest in and qualifications for the position.
- Complete the below ASAM Conflict-of-Interest (COI) disclosure Universal Disclosure form.
- Letter of Commitment: this 1–2-page letter should describe ideas for the organization and operation of the Journal including innovative ideas to help advance the Journal’s mission of increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in scientific publishing
- Vision Statement for the Journal of Addiction Medicine, 1-2 pages
Preference will be given to ASAM members. If you are not an ASAM member you can create a profile to submit the form. Candidates will be reviewed by the JAM EIC Search 2022 Task Force and approved by the Publication Council and the ASAM Board of Directors.
About the Journal of Addiction Medicine (JAM)
Published bi-monthly, ASAM’s peer-reviewed Journal promotes excellence in the practice of addiction medicine and in clinical research, supporting addiction medicine as a mainstream medical sub-specialty. The Journal is published for physicians and other health professionals who need the most current news and information related to the treatment of addiction. Under the guidance of an esteemed Editorial Board, the Journal of Addiction Medicine’s peer-reviewed articles focus on developments in addiction medicine as well as on treatment innovations and ethical, economic, forensic, and social topics. Each issue of the journal offers CME/MOC opportunities. The Journal is currently ranked in the Substance Abuse category of the Journal Citation Reports' Web Science Citation Index (SCI).
JAM is read by one of the largest addiction-specialty physician readerships on the globe: ASAM members as well as their professional colleagues. Additionally, JAM was accepted for citation in June 2011 by the National Library of Medicine. This development facilitates increased dissemination of content and has since been augmented with significantly expanded pagination. Since its inception, JAM has been cited by peer-reviewed global search engines, including PubMed/NLM, BIOSIS Previews, PsychINFO, Ebsco A-Z, CNKI – The China National Knowledge Infrastructure, ProQuest Summons, Sage Knowledge, SWETS, TDNet, and Journal Guide.
ASAM provides equal opportunity to all staff. No person shall be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, physical handicaps, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or any other category that is protected by federal law or the laws of the state of Maryland.