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The AJMS Editor-in-Chief Search

The Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI) is seeking candidates for the position of Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the American Journal of Medical Sciences (AJMS).

Subject to SSCI Council approval, the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for assembling a team of sub-editors, selecting new editorial board members, setting the editorial scope and vision for the Journal, and overseeing the annual publication of twelve issues.

The Editor-in-Chief is appointed for a five year term, eligible for renewal for a maximum of ten years of service.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, which should include a 1-2 page description of the applicant's vision to sustain and further develop the AJMS, general plans for directing it, as well as operational details such as location, estimation of time available, relevant experience, and a description of administrative and institutional support envisioned for the Editorial Office.

Candidates must also include a curriculum vitae, a letter of institutional support and a complete list of disclosures. Materials must be received by September 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM EDT to be considered.

The EIC Search Committee will select top candidates from the pool of applicants who have submitted a letter of interest and the required materials, including a letter of institutional support. These top candidates will be invited to present a full application for the position of AJMS Editor-in-Chief and participate in an interview with the EIC Search Committee.

The EIC Search Committee will recommend a candidate to the Publications Committee, which will seek approval by the SSCI Officers and Council by November 30, 2016. The candidate selected will immediately begin working with the Editor-in-Chief and the Journal Editorial Office team to familiarize himself/herself with the function of the Editorial Office and its practices. The term of the new EIC will commence following formal membership approval by ballot at the Southern Regional Meeting in February, 2017. It is anticipated that the current EIC will play an active role in facilitating the transition to the new EIC in the first six months following the beginning of the term the new EIC.


Candidates must be members in good standing with SSCI or eligible for membership in SSCI. Ideal candidates will be active in medical research and education and have experience with journal publications. A stipend is provided for the Editor-in-Chief in recognition of the time and effort involved in this position.

The selected Editor-in-Chief, during his/her tenure, must not participate on speakers' bureaus or industry advisory boards, provide consultation to industry, or accept travel support or honoraria from industry.

Submit all materials to: Joan G. Kemp, SSCI Executive Director, at

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