JVIM Associate Editor Large Animal Internal Medicine - Equine

Applications due Monday, January 14, 2019, 11:59 pm MTApplications due Monday, January 14, 2019, 11:59 pm MT

The Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (JVIM) is seeking applicants for the position of Associate Editor of Large Animal Internal Medicine (LAIM) with an emphasis on managing manuscripts describing diseases or studies of equids.

The Journal is currently ranked 12 of 140 veterinary journals based on Impact Factor, and 8th of 154 based on Scopus CiteScore. Importantly, articles in the Journal were downloaded over 2.2 million times in the past year by over 600,000 people from every inhabited continent. The Journal has truly international scope, with manuscripts received from over 30 countries in 2017.

The position of Associate Editor involves advising the Co-Editors-in-Chief of the suitability for publication of manuscripts submitted to JVIM, which involves appraisal of submitted manuscripts, identifying reviewers, evaluating reviewers' comments and making recommendations. The Associate Editor is expected to attend the annual meeting of the JVIM Editorial Board held at the ACVIM Forum. The term for this appointment is for 3 years with annual review and reappointment.

Position expectations:

  1. Applicants should have advanced training in equine internal medicine, as demonstrated by diplomate or similar status in a specialty college, and be capable of overseeing review of a limited number of manuscripts dealing with food animals.
  2. Applicants should have clear evidence of substantial scholarly activity in the form of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  3. Associate Editors are expected to handle assigned manuscripts so as to insure: (a) timeliness in assigning reviewers, evaluating reviews and making recommendations to the Co-Editors-in-Chief; (b) appropriate approval of use of experimental animals or human subjects by authors; (c) appropriate disclosure and management of conflict of interests by authors, reviewers and editors; and, (d) maintenance of absolute confidentiality in handling of submitted manuscripts by reviewers and editors.
  4. Associate Editors are expected to contribute to the development of policies and procedures for the Journal through membership of the Editorial Board and attendance at Board meetings.
  5. Associate Editors will be required to use the electronic manuscript submission and review website (ScholarOne Manuscripts, also known as Manuscript Central) to manage review of manuscripts.

Timely provision of high quality reviews is the basis of the Journal's handling of all submissions. Associate Editors are required to work with the Co-Editors-in-Chief to ensure that this is achieved for all manuscripts submitted to the Journal.

Associate Editors who attend the JVIM Editorial Board meeting, will receive complimentary registration for the ACVIM Forum and be reimbursed for economy class, round-trip airfare, and 2 nights lodging. Associate Editors are compensated approximately $1,500 annually.  

Applications should be sent to Ivy Leventhal at Ivy@ACVIM.org. Application materials should include a letter of intent and short CV listing qualifications, positions held, and publications. Consideration of applications will begin January 15, 2019 with notification by February 15, 2019. The Associate Editor's term will begin at an agreed time and no later than February 28, 2019.