ASSH Calls for Applicants for the Journal of Hand Surgery Editor-in-Chief

Applications are due on September 1, 2014

The ASSH is requesting applications for Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Hand Surgery (JHS).  This position receives a stipend from ASSH with a term beginning on January 1, 2016.  (For details about the stipend, please contact Tara Havenga at  The Editor-in-Chief of JHS is responsible for soliciting, reviewing and selecting articles for publication, serving as the head of the Editorial Board and working with the Journal Advisory Group (JAG) to establish and direct an editorial structure for JHS to reflect the new vision.  Read more information on the new vision of the Journal of Hand Surgery.  

In addition to the broad responsibilities described above, the EIC will report to the JAG and provide annual reports for the group.  Other responsibilities include supervising publishing duties such as copy editing, ensuring balanced and constructive reviews, corresponding with authors, and others duties as necessary.

If you are interested in this position, please send your current curriculum vitae and a separate document clearly labeled with your name that responds to the query below in 1500 -2000 words to Central Office via email ( or mail (attn: Tara Havenga) by September 1, 2014.

The content of a scientific journal is no longer restricted to the printed page.  To reflect this, the Journal of Hand Surgery Task Force created a content strategy to direct the future of JHS.  Please review the strategic vision and describe the ideal editorial structure (including a combination of associate editors and section editors (volunteers) and possibly deputy editors who may receive a modest stipend) as well as the editorial direction that you would implement to support the vision.  Please include any information you feel would be relevant. 

In early September, the applicant pool will be narrowed to three finalists who will be asked to supply two letters of recommendation and participate in an interview at the ASSH Annual Meeting in Boston, September 18-21.  The selection will be made by January 1, 2015, and the term would begin January 1, 2016.  Questions should be directed to Tara Havenga ( 

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