The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) seeks 2 new member journals to be represented by their Editors-in-Chief. Candidates should:

  • Be a peer reviewed, general medical journal that publishes original research involving humans
  • Have a governance structure that ensures editorial independence
  • Have an Editor who has experience in the position and expects to be in the position for at least another 3 years
  • Be financially able to support the Editor’s participation in ICMJE activities

In considering candidates, ICMJE may seek to improve the balance of geography and publishing models among its membership.

Editors-in-Chief of interested journals should submit to a:

  • Brief curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter describing the journal, including but not necessarily limited to details of the journal’s date established, sponsor or publisher and governance structure, publishing model (eg subscription, author pays-open access), target audience, print circulation and online traffic, manuscript submissions/year, processes used to select material for publication, acceptance rate, databases where indexed, web site address, and guidelines for authors
  • Statement on how the journal might benefit from ICMJE membership, and how ICMJE might benefit from the journal’s membership (1000 word limit)

Deadline for application is January 31, 2013.

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