The position of Chief Editor (CE) of Acta Obtetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica (AOGS) will be vacant from October 1, 2024. The initial appointment of the CE will be for 4 years with a possibility for extension for another 2-4 years (total period in the position cannot exceed 8 years).

AOGS is the official journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology (NFOG), a federation of the five national societies of obstetricians and gynecologists in Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Sweden. The Chief Editor of AOGS is appointed by the NFOG Board.

AOGS is one of the eldest journals in our specialty (founded in 1921) with its own legacy and a solid fundament. In 2021, AOGS celebrated it centenary by transiting to open access (OA) publishing. During the recent years, the journal has undergone a series of changes to improve its quality, impact, and visibility. Its current impact factor (IF) is 4.3. It has a distinguished International Editorial Board and a worldwide distribution and readership.

The current Chief Editor (CE) is supported by a full-time Editorial manager, a Deputy Chief Editor, 15 Associate Editors and one Assistant Chief Editor. The CE has the full responsibility for all editorial matters related to day to day running of the journal and is expected to advance the ranking and reputation of AOGS internationally working in close collaboration with other Editors and the publisher (currently Wiley Blackwell), and with the support of the NFOG Board.

NFOG is looking for an enthusiastic, well-motivated professionally active (not retired) Obstetrician and Gynecologist with documented scientific, academic, and clinical credentials.

The qualification required are:

  • Specialist certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • PhD or equivalent degree in the field of medicine or biomedical sciences.
  • Academic achievement equivalent to a Professor, Adjunct Professor or Associate Professor (Docent) level.
  • Excellent networking and communication skills and knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Ability to manage and work in a team.
  • Previous experience of editorial work from an international medical journal and documented active collaboration in the Nordic countries would be advantageous.

The new CE is expected to develop short and long-term strategy for the development and growth of the journal, handle all matters related to manuscripts submitted to AOGS for consideration for publication including evaluation, peer-review, and final decision to publish (or reject), issue allocation, proof-reading, and any other matters arising before or after publications (e.g., handling complaints, allegation of misconducts and ethical issues).  Additionally, the CE will arrange and conduct the editorial board meetings (2 per year), support editors in their work, and contribute towards their continuing professional development.

The CE is expected to devote the equivalent of 50 % (18-20 hours/week) of a full-time position to the journal. NFOG will compensate for this work with an honorarium. Additionally, the CE will be reimbursed for traveling expenses to attend two editorial board meetings and other professional meetings/conferences. Conditions of this compensation will be discussed and terms of the payment of honorarium will be negotiated with the successful applicant before signing a contract.

The applicants are requested to submit their application and curriculum vitae including a statement on their vision and measures they plan to implement to advance the international standing and scientific impact of AOGS. In addition, applicants should provide documentation to support their application and qualifications. Deadline for application is March 10th, 2024.

Application with other attachments (in PDF format) should be sent by e-mail to the editorial office.


Contacts for further information :

Current Chief Editor Ganesh Acharya,

NFOG President Alexander Smarason,