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International Journal of Stroke Call for Editor in Chief

International Journal of Stroke is the official publication of the World Stroke Organization. It provides a significant contribution to the international stroke research community by concentrating on both the clinical aspects of stroke from around the world as well as basic science contributions in areas of clinical interest

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Making final decisions regarding publication of all articles submitted to the journal, based on the reviewer comments, recommendations from a team of Associate Editors (who manage the peer review of papers within their discipline) and your own view of the papers.
  • Managing the peer review of the submissions occasionally assigned to you to the highest ethical standards (via an online submission system – ScholarOne Manuscripts) in accordance with SAGE policies, processes and operational aspects and COPE.
  • Act as the senior authority on all matters of editorial policy, decisions and scope, acting with impartiality, confidentiality and fairness.
  • Using your own network to grow the team of Associate and Consulting Editors who will be experts in the many facets of stroke.
  • Working with Associate Editors, Consulting Editors, Board members authors and the Managing Editor and publisher (SAGE) on the strategic development of the Journal, with a particular focus on ensuring that only high quality content is accepted for publication with an aim to further increasing the journal’s Impact Factor and enhance knowledge about stroke around the world.
  • Ensuring that the highest peer review standards are upheld by all Associate Editors.
  • Taking an active role in soliciting submissions and encouraging high quality articles.
  • Representing the Journal as Editor-in-Chief at events and carrying out promotional activity when possible with the support of the Managing Editor and the publisher.
  • Checking print issue proofs if requested by the Managing Editor for each of the 9 annual issues of the journal.
  • Organising and attending at least one Editorial Board meeting per year with support from the Managing Editor.
  • Taking part in quarterly teleconferences with SAGE and the Managing Editor.
  • Regularly providing feedback on journal performance in the form of slides for WSO Board meetings.
  • Select and invite appropriately qualified clinical and basic scientists to serve as Associate Editors and Section Editors ensuring there is adequate subject and
    geographical representation.
  • Comply with the remit of the WSO to maintain a globally representative journal.
  • Provide a development plan, to be updated yearly that promotes innovation.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be an internationally acknowledged recognised clinical or basic researcher in stroke.
  • have strong leadership and organisational qualities and experience chairing
  • meetings.
  • have a strong clinical research and stroke background in a recognised university or hospital.
  • have strong experience of writing for, reviewing for and/or working on a journal in the capacity of an Editor or Editorial Board member and have a history with IJS.
  • be well-networked and well-voiced from any discipline within the scope of the journal, with experience of and a passion for the ongoing growth of this multidisciplinary field; this should include strong links with associations and institutions involved in different aspects of stroke medicine.
  • have a good understanding of the peer review process, as well as peer review and publication ethics, and COPE.
  • be organized, responsive, proactive, efficient and motivated.
  • be an existing member of the WSO and have an understanding of the WSO as an organisation.
  • be able to dedicate a minimum of 2-4 hours per week to journal responsibilities.
  • The applicant must have good knowledge of the English language, although not necessarily a native English speaker

A modest editorial remuneration which varies per year is offered to help cover expenses of the role and WSO are seeking an initial 3 year commitment. Please note that IJS has a Managing Editor who project manages the journal under your direction.

SAGE and WSO invite expressions of interest by June 30. Those interested in making an application should send a brief CV (no more than three pages) and covering letter, which includes a suggestion for a special issue and rationale for this suggestion, and 5 possible Review articles.

All enquiries and expressions of interest should be directed via email to: Prof. Michael Brainin, President of the World Stroke Organisation at President@world-stroke.org AND mgrupper@world-stroke.org .