Editor-in-Chief Call for Nominations
The Society for Neuroscience Council has appointed a Search Committee to recommend a candidate to serve as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Neuroscience, the most-cited journal in the field of neuroscience. The Editor-in-Chief of JNeurosci would be appointed for a 5-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2023 after a period of transition with the current editor.
The members of the Search Committee are: Diane Lipscombe (Chair), Christophe Bernard, Mary Kay Lobo, John Maunsell, Catherine Peña, Marty Usrey, and Catherine Woolley.
The first step of the search process is an open call for nominations of candidates. Expressions of self-interest and nominations of colleagues should be communicated by email to the Executive Director of the Society, Marty Saggese by March 30, 2022. SfN encourages nominations of a diverse pool of candidates without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, country of residence, age, disability, or any other category protected by law.
If you are nominating yourself, please provide a brief paragraph indicating why you are interested in the position. If you are nominating a colleague, please provide a brief explanation of why you think the individual is well qualified and also indicate whether you have made contact with the individual regarding his/her interest in the position.
All qualified nominees will subsequently be invited to apply by April 20, 2022. Questions regarding this position can be directed to any member of the Search Committee before April 19, 2022. Applicants will be requested to share in writing their initial ideas about the philosophy, operations, and scientific direction of The Journal of Neuroscience. The Search Committee plans to conduct interviews with shortlists of top candidates for this position during May and June 2022, with an appointment confirmed later in the summer.
In evaluating candidates for the editor-in-chief position, the Search Committee will consider the following criteria:
- a distinguished record of research in neuroscience
- evidence of good leadership, diplomacy, and management skills to direct the editorial board in a highly collaborative environment
- previous editorial experience
- capacity to foster novel approaches and be receptive to innovation in scientific publishing
- capacity to build on an established record of success, while elevating a leading journal in neuroscience to new levels
- ability to communicate effectively with authors, editors, SfN committees, and staff
- adequate time and flexibility to take on the responsibilities of EiC
- service to and leadership in the neuroscience community (e.g., SfN committees)
- commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion on the editorial team and in peer review
- demonstrated commitment to fostering a collegial and respectful environment, and maintaining high ethical standards
- familiarity with SfN journals and the scientific publishing landscape
With your assistance, the Society anticipates a qualified and successful editor-in-chief who will continue the Society's record of consistently publishing outstanding research across the breadth of neuroscience.