Applications Invited for Editor of Arthritis & Rheumatology, 2015-2020
During the summer of
2014, the American College of Rheumatology Committee on Journal
Publications will review applications for the position of Editor, Arthritis & Rheumatology, 2015–2020
Nonbinding Letter of Intent and Application Deadlines
The deadline for completion of the
application is June 16, 2014. ACR members who are considering applying
should submit a nonbinding letter of intent by April 15, 2014 to the
Managing Editor, Jane Diamond, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The official term of
the next Arthritis & Rheumatology editorship is July 1, 2015–June 30, 2020; however, some of
the duties of the new Editor will begin during a transition period starting
April 1, 2015.
Editorial Board Model
Please note that
throughout these instructions and other documents various terms and titles,
such as Deputy Editor, Co-Editor, and Associate Editor, are used. These
titles (and numbers of people serving in these functions) represent
examples of how the Editorial Board is currently configured or has been
configured in the past, but are not necessarily the only possible models.
Candidates may, but are not required to, propose a model that is
identical or similar to the one currently in use or one that has been used
by A&R in the past.
Candidates are encouraged to contact the current Editor, Dr. Joan Bathon, to discuss this
(as well as any other issues); initial contact should be made by e-mail (email@example.com).
Steps to Apply
1. Prior to completing your application, please
read the following documents, by clicking on the link for each:
2. Download the application form, which is a Word document.
3. Complete the application in Word.
4. Create a PDF version of the completed application.
5. Create a PDF version of your NIH biosketch
followed by your full CV.
6. Create a PDF version of the NIH biosketch
followed by the full CVs of each of your potential Deputy and/or Co- and
Associate Editors. Before each individual CV, include his or her NIH
biosketch. Please insert a bookmark at the beginning of the pages for each
7. Create a PDF version of a letter from your
institution indicating support for your application to this position.
The letter should
clearly indicate the institution's enthusiasm for, and willingness to be
supportive of, the Editorship, particularly regarding protected time and
effort, space (would be needed only if the Editor chooses to have full-time
staff on-site with the Editor), as well as use of office equipment such as
copy machines, computers, phones, etc.
Note that there is
potential for flexibility regarding the specific model of interaction
between the Editor's institution and the ACR. However, the letter should
state that the described institutional support is a commitment throughout
the Editor's term.
8. Create a PDF version of supplementary
materials (if any).
9. E-mail your application PDF and the PDFs of
all of the supporting materials to:
For each e-mail, the
subject line should include the name of the applicant and, as applicable,
either the words "application form," "CVs,"
"institution support letter," or (if applicable) "other
supplementary materials." The application form, CVs, and institution
support letter should be sent in three separate e-mails, not combined into one.
For the e-mailed PDF
of the CVs, all CVs must be combined onto ONE PDF document, coming from the
Editor candidate – the ACR does not want separate PDF documents for the CVs
of each of the Associate Editors, etc.
The PDF containing (bookmarked,
and including NIH biosketch) CVs should be organized as follows:
The first CV in this document should be that of the Editor
This should be followed by the CVs of the Deputy, Co-, and/or
Associate Editor candidates.
These should be in
If the proposed Editorial Board model includes more than one
tier (e.g., a Co-Editor tier and an Associate Editor tier), the CVs of the
proposed Co-Editors should come first, in alphabetical order, followed by
the CVs of the Associate Editors, in alphabetical order.