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Call for applications: JAAD Case Reports Editor

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The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations, seeks an editor for the highly impactful Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) Case Reports.

JAAD Case Reports (JDCR), launched in 2014, is an open access journal published by the Academy in partnership with Elsevier. JDCR seeks traditional and interactive, new and novel case reports, case series, and images that are authentic, understandable, educational, and of interest to an audience of dermatologists, residents, fellows, and researchers in all dermatology subspecialties, as well as clinicians in related fields. The Editor is expected to serve in the position for an initial 2-year term, renewable for up to five years. The start date for this position is approximately April 1, 2024.

Applications will be accepted starting Nov. 1 and are due by 11:59 p.m. CT on Dec. 18, 2023. All applications must include a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position, a description of the candidate’s journal editorial experience, a curriculum vitae, and at least one professional letter of recommendation.

Applicants must have a current disclosure of interest form on file with the AAD.

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Main responsibilities of the position

The primary role of the Editor for JDCR is to help define and provide clarification and elucidation of the journal’s established aims and scope; to promote the journal to key dermatology societies and the global dermatology community; and to garner the submission of high-impact, soundly written case report manuscripts. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Follow the guidelines and policies established by the Academy before publishing opinion and/or commentary editorials written by the Editor.

  • Conduct the editorial operations within the overall budget and in accordance with the publication schedule established by the Academy.

  • Evaluate peer reviews of journal articles; work closely with editorial board to select appropriate articles for publication.

  • Supervise and work closely with the editorial office and publisher staff to meet publication deadlines.

  • Adjudicate editorial disputes using the guidelines of PERK, COPE, ICMJE, WAME, and other widely accepted scholarly publishing organizations.

  • Ensure the efficiency of the Journal submission and peer review process.

  • Appoint members of the Editorial Board as may be required to maintain the prompt, orderly administration of editorial operations and the high quality of scientific content of the Journal.

  • Serve concurrently on the JAAD’s Editorial Board. Assist the JAAD Editors to identify and transfer papers with a better fit for the JDCR audience from JAAD or other JAAD journals, as appropriate.

  • Represent the Academy and Journal at budgeted national and international meetings and venues. Attend the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Summer Academy Meeting each year as travel conditions permit.

  • Submit a written report regarding the Journal to the Board of Directors of the Academy at least once annually regarding Journal editorial operations and make additional written or verbal reports to the Board of Directors when requested by the President of the Academy.

  • Provide guidance to the Academy’s Communications Department to identify articles of public interest for distribution to the lay press or other medical specialties.

  • Communicate on an ongoing basis with editorial board members, editorial office staff, Director of Medical Journals Publishing, and Commercial Publisher.


  • Be conversant on the gold open access publishing model.

  • Strong editing and writing skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal/written communication and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


  • Must be available to start position on or about Apr. 1, 2024 for transition period. Full work begins June 1.

  • Must be a Fellow member of the American Academy of Dermatology with strong ties to the global dermatology community.

  • Must have prior journal editorial/publication experience.

  • Must have experience hosting virtual or in-person discussions and meetings.

  • Experience conducting video or podcast interviews a plus.

Time commitment: ~1-2 days/week. Travel: 7-10 days per year.

IMPORTANT: As a Key Leader within the AAD, Editor may not have direct financial relationships with companies as defined in the AAD Administrative Regulation on Disclosure of Outside Interests and Management of Conflicts of Interest. Exception may be made in certain circumstances for provision of consultant or investigator expertise related to protocol development and/or safety monitoring as long as the activities are not related to marketing or promotional efforts. In these circumstances, compensation to the individual may not exceed $10,000/company/year.