Vacancy: Editor-in-Chief for the African Eye and Vision Health journal
African Eye and Vision Health (AVEH) (www.avehjournal.org) is an open-access, interdisciplinary journal that has been published for almost 100 years, albeit with a different name over much of that time. In 2014, it was relaunched under the name of African Vision and Eye Health and as a collaborative journal between Ophthalmology and Optometry. The journal’s primary mandate is to publish original research, reviews, and case studies with an African and international focus. The journal also provides a source for discussing developments in research and higher education that involve eye and vision science and public health related issues.
There are two Editors-in-Chief (one for optometry and one for ophthalmology) and an Editorial Board consisting of Sub-Editors who, together with the two Editors-in-Chief, are responsible for managing peer review of submissions in their area/s of speciality. The Editors work with a publishing team consisting of a Managing Editor and an Online Publishing System (namely AOSIS).
This part-time position requires a minimum number of hours (16) per month, and candidates can be based in Africa or elsewhere. The commencement of editorship would be between July 2023 to January 2024.
Role: The Editors-in-Chief have overall responsibility for the editorial content of the journal – both scope and quality.
- Function as an ambassador and representative for the journal.
- Promote the short- and long-term strategies and aims of the journal.
- Maintain editorial and other policies together with the journal publisher.
- Coordinate with the publisher to enhance the global reputation of the journal.
- Interact with sub-editors and assign and oversee peer review workloads.
- Solicit original and review papers and other beneficial content such as case reports and book reviews.
- Approve papers and other contributions before publication.
- Act as arbiter on disputes, appeals and cases of unethical conduct and conflicts of interest that might involve authors and/or reviewers.
- Review reports pertaining to journal performance and metrics.
- Call and chair editorial meetings when necessary.
- Established optometric researcher and academic with Ph.D. (or equivalent) with a good publication record.
- Broad knowledge of the subject field, namely optometry.
- Previous editorial experience, specifically in a decision-making capacity.
- Enthusiasm and high motivation.
- Good leadership and time management skills, and an effective communicator.
- Ability to work effectively with diversity in methodologies and views.
- Ability to embrace innovative technologies and future changes in scholarly publishing.
To apply, please submit the following to Prof. A Rubin at email@example.com
- A letter of application with personal contact details.
- An abridged Curriculum Vitae (CV) [include only the relevant information].
- Contact details of two professional/academic references.
Deadline for applications: 30 June 2023
Correspondence will only occur with short-listed candidates. AVRI is an equal opportunity organisation that promotes diversity.