AAD seeks applicants for JAAD and DW editor positions

AAD members report overwhelming satisfaction with the American Academy of Dermatology’s efforts to provide them with the most up-to-date information in the specialty. This is thanks in large part to the efforts of the editors of the Academy’s leading publications, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Dermatology World. Their work assures that dermatologists have the information they need to maintain clinical excellence and understand the complicated socioeconomic factors impacting the profession.

The Academy is seeking applications for these two prestigious positions — editor-in-chief of JAAD and physician editor of Dermatology World.

JAAD editor-in-chief

The JAAD editor-in-chief is responsible for:

  • The editorial content for the journal
  • Directing and implementing journal policy within the mission and financial parameters established by the AAD Board of Directors
  • Developing innovative ways to use technology to present, disseminate, and foster discussion about clinical research
  • Developing and implementing strategies to support a strong impact factor
  • Appointing and serving as the head of the JAAD Editorial Board
  • Obtaining and organizing peer reviews

The JAAD Editor is appointed for an initial, five-year term beginning June 1, 2018, which may be renewed for a second five-year term with the consent of both the Editor and the AAD Board of Directors. A transition period will begin by approximately January 2018.

DW physician editor

Dermatology World’s physician editor is responsible for:

  • Collaborating with staff editors to identify and develop story topics, sources, and outside contributors
  • Writing content for the print publication and corresponding website, including a monthly letter from the editor
  • Contributing to the development of annual editorial calendars and monthly story lists
  • Reviewing all content for each monthly print issue
  • Serving as chair of the publication’s editorial advisory workgroup
  • Representing the publication at the AAD’s annual and summer meetings

The Physician Editor is appointed for an initial four-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2018, which may be renewed for a second four-year term with the consent of both the Physician Editor and the Board of Directors. A transition period will begin by approximately November 2017.

Learn more about these once-in-a-career opportunities and submit an application at www.aad.org/editorsearch.

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