Deputy Chief Editor of Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica

The position of Deputy Chief Editor of Acta Obtetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica (AOGS) will be vacant from January 1st, 2017 for a period of 4 years. The initial appointment will be for two years with a possibility for extension after evaluation provided satisfactory performance. AOGS is the journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology (NFOG).  It is one of the oldest journals in our specialty (founded in 1921) with its own legacy and a solid fundament. The journal has during the recent years undergone a series of changes to improve its quality, impact and visibility. It is has a worldwide readership.

The Deputy Chief Editor will assist the Chief Editor in all editorial matters and will be expected to advance the position and reputation of the journal internationally working in close collaboration with other Editors and the publisher (currently Wiley-Blackwell), and with the support of the NFOG Board. The applicant should be a professionally active Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology with documented scientific, clinical and editorial experience. She/he is expected to handle the manuscripts assigned to him by the Chief Editor, cover his vacation (5 weeks per year) and any other absences(e.g. sick leave). Prospective applicants should be prepared to devote the equivalent of 20 % (8 hours a week) of a full-time position to the journal. The NFOG will compensate for this work with an honorarium of 200 000 DKK (approximately, 26800 EUR or 30000 USD) per year. Additionally, the Deputy Chief Editor will be reimbursed for traveling expenses to attend two editorial board meetings per year and up to 30000 DKK per year to attend professional meetings/conferences. Conditions of this compensation will be discussed and terms of the payment of honorarium/salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant before signing a contract.

The applicants are requested to submit their application and curriculum vitae including a statement on their vision and measures they plan to implement to advance the international standing and impact of AOGS. In addition, applicants should provide documentation to support their application and qualifications. Deadline for applications is October 30th, 2016.  

Application with other attachments (in PDF format) should be sent by e-mail to the Chief Editor, Prof. Ganesh Acharya, MD, PhD, FRCOG to the editorial office.