Journal of Genetic Counseling Editor-In-Chief Position Description
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) is seeking candidates for the position of Editor-In-Chief-in-Chief of the Journal of Genetic Counseling (JOGC) effective January 1, 2018.
Subject to NSGC Board of Directors approval, the Editor-In-Chief is responsible for assembling a team of associate Editor-In-Chiefs, selecting new editorial board members, setting the editorial scope and vision for the JOGC, and overseeing the annual publication of 6 issues.
The Editor-In-Chief is appointed for a 5-year term, potentially renewable at the discretion of the NSGC Board of Directors.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest including a 300 word summary describing interest in the Editor-In-Chief position and thoughts on future advancements for JOGC. Candidates must also include a curriculum vita, and conflict of interest disclosure no later than Friday, December 15, 2016 at 5:00 pm CST.
The Ad Hoc Editor Search Committee, led by Sara Riordan, MS, CGC, will select top candidates from the pool of applicants who have submitted a letter of interest and required materials. These top candidates will be invited to participate in an in-person interview with the Ad Hoc Editor Search Committee at NSGC’s Executive Office, or in another location to be determined, in or around March of 2017.
The NSGC Ad Hoc Editor Search Committee will recommend a candidate for approval by the NSGC Board of Directors in May 2017. The selected candidate will begin working as Editor-Elect with the Editor-in-Chief and the JOGC editorial office team in July 2017, and will assume the full responsibilities of Editor-in-Chief on January 1, 2018.
Submit all application materials to Meghan Carey, NSGC Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2016.
Questions may be directed to the Ad Hoc Editor Search Committee Chair:
Sara Riordan, Chair
The Journal of Genetic Counseling (JOGC) is the flagship journal of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and is the leading journal focusing exclusively on genetic counseling. JOGC is published six times per year. Peer review and overall management of the publication are performed electronically and through the JOGC editorial office, currently located at the University of Minnesota. JOGC is currently published in collaboration with Springer.
NSGC’s mission is to advance the various roles of genetic counselors in health care by fostering education, research, and public policy to ensure the availability of quality genetic services.
The JOGC, published for the National Society of Genetic Counselors, is a timely, international forum addressing all aspects of genetic counseling. The journal focuses on the critical questions and problems that arise at the interface between rapidly advancing technical developments and the concerns of individuals at genetic risk. The publication provides genetic counselors, medical social workers, medical and laboratory geneticists, and other health educators with a premier resource.
The main focus of the work published in the Journal of Genetic Counseling is the ethical, psychosocial and clinical aspects of genetics and genetic counseling and the implications for teaching, research and service provision.