Advertisement Vacant Position of Assistant Chief Editor at AOGS

A position of Assistant Chief Editor at Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica (AOGS) will be available as from 01.10.2019. This is a 2-year appointment (can be renewable for a maximum of another 2 years) suitable for a member of NFOG at a post-doctoral/associate professor/docent level. The post was instituted in 2011 and has received positive evaluation from the AOGS Editors and has full support from the NFOG Board. It is meant as a trainee position to gain experience of international editorial work, and is expected to provide additional useful meriting academic experience for the person appointed. The Assistant Chief Editor will work closely with the Chief Editor of the journal and take on a comparable workload as the current national society appointed Associate Editors.

The Assistant Chief Editor will have the responsibility to process allocated articles in order to get acquainted with peer review and manuscript handling process, such as selecting appropriate reviewers, consulting with the Chief Editor when reviewer´s reports are in and editing manuscripts up to final acceptance. Emphasis will be on learning about correct format, use of scientific English, and gaining knowledge of the intricate activities surrounding publication of scientific material. She/he will learn how to handle daily editorial activities, deal with enquiries to the journal and to the Editorial Office, make decisions, write and procure editorials, produce theme or special issues.

The Assistant Chief Editor will prepare journal club slides based on one gynecology and one obstetric articles that are chosen by editors every month, and is expected to be active in social media to promote AOGS among trainees and young specialists. She/he will work together with the Editorial and Production Managers, monitor and help to raise the quality of submissions and the profile of the journal. She/he will take part in planning and organising educational activities for the editors during editorial board meetings that are held twice a year. The Chief Editor will provide guidance and mentoring through  e-mail, telephone and/or direct contact.

The Assistant Chief Editor will receive up to DKK 35.000 per year to cover expenses, such as for computer hard- and software, attendance at professional conferences and meetings and similar. Expenses related to attendance at Editorial Board meetings will be reimbursed separately.

For anyone with some academic experience after a doctoral (PhD) degree this is an excellent opportunity to acquire new knowledge and experience, working together with a good team of editors at AOGS!

Deadline for application is 25 September 2019. Application with detailed curriculum vitae should be submitted to the AOGS Editorial Office to Susana Benedet via e-mail: susana.benedet@gu.se

For any further information regarding the post please contact the Chief Editor:

Prof. Ganesh Acharya, MD, PhD, FRCOG

E.mail:          ganesh.acharya@ki.se
Tel: +47 47275520