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Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (JPAG)



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The North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) seeks applicants for the position of Editor-in-Chief of its official journal, Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (JPAG).


About JPAG

Published continuously by Elsevier since 1988, the Journal of Pediatric  and Adolescent Gynecology   is a highly ranked, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal, publishing six issues each year.  Over the past 5 years, there has been a large increase in manuscript submissions and the journal is poised to increase publication frequency to 8 issues per year over the next 3 years, and to grow to a monthly journal within 5-7 years. JPAG has realized an increasing impact factor over the past 5 years, now at 1.683, and is ranked in both Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology specialties.  Every issue of JPAG provides original research studies, review articles, book and literature reviews, and communications in brief. It is an essential resource for OB/GYN and adolescent medicine specialists as well as pediatricians and primary care providers.


The Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology includes clinical, translational, and basic science research in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. The Journal draws on expertise from a variety of disciplines including pediatrics, adolescent medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric urology, genetics, and molecular biology. The Editor-in-Chief will provide a clear vision for the direction of JPAG and oversight of the Editorial Board and Managing Editor and will be responsible for soliciting high quality articles and features, facilitating peer review, establishing guidelines, and working with the publisher on timely publication.  Applicants should hold a faculty appointment (Associate Professor or Professor) at an academic institution, have expertise in some aspect of pediatric and adolescent gynecology, and experience in journal publication such as an editor or editorial board member. 


Applicants should send materials requested using the online form by October 15, 2015.  


Description of Duties

The Editor-in-Chief of JPAG is responsible for:

  • Appointing and overseeing Deputy Editor, Associate Editors and Editorial Board Members
  • Appointing and supervising a Managing Editor
  • Soliciting high-quality manuscripts and ensuring high-quality, timely, efficient peer review of the approximately 360 manuscript submissions per year
  • Maintaining a data base of peer reviewers as well as interacting with, guiding, and acknowledging the work of peer reviewers
  • Establishing editorial guidelines for journal contributions and ensuring that published manuscripts adhere to the guidelines
  • Working with the publisher to ensure timely publication of each issue
  • Reviewing and approving all advertisements appearing in the journal
  • Assisting with the preparation and review of marketing material
  • Providing a clear vision for the direction of JPAG to the NASPAG Board, the Associate Editors and the Editorial Board
  • Upholding and enhancing  the journal’s commitment to quality scholarship


Applicant Qualifications

  • Must have a doctoral degree and rank at the level of associate or full professor with support from employing institution
  • Respected and accomplished record of research and publications
  • Experience as editor, associate editor, or active editorial board member of a peer-reviewed medical journal
  • NASPAG Member is preferred, but not required


Application Materials

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Application - describe your qualifications for the role of Editor-in-Chief of JPAG, such as past editorial experience, history of scholarship in the field, and demonstrated capacity to manage deadlines and to attract and retain contributors (maximum 2-3 pages, 1000 words or less).
  • Vision Statement - provide a clear description of your vision for the next 5 years of JPAG under your leadership (2-3 pages, 1,000 words or less).  The statement should set forth your vision for the direction of JPAG, proposed content and editorial features, goals for involvement with NASPAG, and how you will operationalize your plan.
  • Evidence of Institutional Support - letter of support or other documentation from your employer that describes any support (protected time and/or general office support or space) available should you be selected for the position.
  • A list of 4 or 5 peers who can provide letters attesting to your qualifications for the job as Editor-in-Chief.  At least one letter writer should have expertise in pediatric and adolescent gynecology.
  • Provide PDFs of your 2 best published articles


Applications will be reviewed by the Search Committee immediately after the submission deadline. Interviews will be conducted by video conference. The selected candidate will be expected to disclose any potential conflicts of interest prior to appointment and annually thereafter throughout his or her term of service.


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