Call for Nominations — Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Neuroscience
The Society for Neuroscience Council has appointed a Search Committee to recommend candidates to serve as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Neuroscience. The editor will be appointed for a 5-year term beginning in mid-2016. The members of the Search Committee are: Carol Barnes, Chair; Christophe Bernard; Barry Everitt; Diane Lipscombe; David Van Essen; and Catherine Woolley.
The purpose of this communication is to briefly describe the search process and to invite 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 December 21, 2015. SfN encourages nominations of a diverse pool of candidates without regard to race, creed, age, sex, national origin, country of residence 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 of those nominated will be invited to apply by January 22, 2016. Questions regarding the position or the search can be directed to any member of the Search Committee before January 21, 2016. General background questions may be referred to SfN’s Executive Director, Marty Saggese. At the time of application, all candidates 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 a shortlist of candidates in the first quarter of 2016, with the appointment confirmed later in the spring.
In evaluating candidates for the editor-in-chief position, the Search Committee will consider the following criteria:
- ideas about novel approaches and receptivity to innovation during a time of great change in the scientific publishing field
- the capacity to build on an established record of success, while continuing to evolve a leading journal in the field and take it to the next level
- evidence of good management skills and the ability to lead colleagues on an editorial board
- previous editorial experience
- adequate time flexibility to take on the responsibilities of editor-in-chief
- a distinguished record of research in neuroscience
- familiarity with peer review and manuscript submission, editing and tracking systems
- service to and leadership in the neuroscience community
With your assistance, the Society anticipates selecting a distinguished editor-in-chief who will continue JNeurosci's record of consistently publishing outstanding research across the breadth of neuroscience.
Carol A. Barnes
Chair, SfN Editor-in-Chief Search Committee
SfN Past President