Assistant Chief Editor at AOGS

The position of Assistant Chief Editor at Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica (AOGS) will be vacant as from 1.1.2014 or by agreement after that. This is a 2-year non-renewable appointment at post-doctoral level and was instituted in 2011. It is meant as a position to gain experience of international editorial work and should provide additional and meriting academic experience. The Assistant Chief Editor will work closely with the Chief Editor of the journal and take on a comparable workload as the current national society appointed Associate Editors, but will also learn how to handle daily editorial activities, deal with enquiries to the journal and to the Editorial Office, make decisions, write and procure editorials, produce theme or special issues. The Assistant Chief Editor will deputize for the Chief Editor, work with the Editorial and Production Managers, monitor and help to raise the quality of submissions, and take part in planning editorial board meetings. The Chief Editor will provide guidance and mentoring through close e.mail and telephone contact.

The Assistant Chief Editor will through the journal´s workflow for manuscripts have responsibility for allocating some submitted manuscripts to the Associate Editors and International Editors, but will also process other articles directly in order to get acquainted with peer review and with selecting reviewers, consulting with the Chief Editor when reviewer´s reports are in and editing manuscripts up to final acceptance. Emphasis will be on learning about correct format and scientific English, but also to gain knowledge of the intricate activities surrounding publication of scientific material. Editorial Board meetings are held twice a year.

The Assistant Chief Editor will receive up to DKK 35.000 per year to cover expenses, such as for computer hard- and software, attendance at conferences and meetings and similar, apart from Editorial Board meetings (reimbursed separately).

For anyone with some academic experience after a doctoral fellowship this may be an excellent opportunity to acquire new knowledge and experience, in a good team of editors at AOGS!

Enquires may be sent to Reynir Tómas Geirsson, MD, PhD, FRCOG, Chief Editor, Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, Professor/Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Womens´ Clinic, Landspitali University Hospital, Hringbraut, IS-101 Reykjavik,Iceland. E.mail: Tel.: +354 543 1000/3328, mobile 00354 824 5444