(Opportunity) North American Regional Editors

Rural and Remote Health (RRH) is seeking expressions of interest for two North American Regional Editors.

These are shared positions for the editorial management and co-ordination of RRH’s busy North American list. Applicants will have a passion for academic publish. Clinical qualification in any health discipline and a record of health or educational research are also desirable.

Located at www.rrh.org.au, RRH is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing rural and remote health education, research, policy and clinical practice, including Indigenous health. RRH is supported by the Australian University Departments of Rural Health and Rural Clinical Schools and has the capacity to create instant scholarly impact in the rural communities the programs serve.
RRH is managed by a small, committed but geographically dispersed team. The successful applicants will work closely with each other and with the Editor-in-Chief, Senior Editor and Journal Manager. Complementing the North American section are African, European, Asian, Latin American and Australasian regional sections, each with its own Regional Editor.
The co-North American Regional Editor roles involve collaboratively:

  • Coordinating assigned regional publications from submission to acceptance. This includes assessing submitted and revised manuscripts, including the collation and assessment of reviewer feedback.
  • Commissioning and writing editorials; commissioning specific articles.
  • Advising the Editor-in-Chief on, and delegating for him in, regional matters.
  • Providing editorial advice according to her or his unique rural health expertise and experience.
  • Leading the North American Regional Editorial Panel, including communication, involvement in decision making and assignment of special regional roles.
  • Allocating articles to reviewers, and assisting in the maintenance of the reviewer panel by monitoring, supporting and motivating regional peer reviewers.
  • Contributing to and advising on international and funding initiatives; contributing to publicity and corporate publications, such as the RRH annual report.
  • Promoting the Journal at local and national forums.

In addition to a clinical background, the ideal candidates will have some experience of the processes of an academic peer reviewed journal and an understanding of the mechanism of online journal review and publication. Ideally the RRH are seeking one representative from Canada and one from the US, but will appoint on merit. These are honorary positions.
For more information, please contact Paul Worley (Editor in Chief, paul.worley@flinders.edu.au) or Judith Kulig (North American co-Regional Editor, kulig@uleth.ca).
Please forward your CV with a short response outlining your suitability for the position by CoB 18 December 2015 to Helena Clements (helena.clements@rrh.org.au).

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