The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) seeks to appoint an Editor-In-Chief (EIC) for the JOR Spine, launching in 2017. The term of this position will be for a period of five years (potentially renewable for a second term).

The EIC will oversee the content of the journal and will report to the ORS Board, and work with the ORS Publications Advisory Board, the publisher’s office, review manager, and the ORS staff.

The successful candidate should:

  • Be a member of the ORS,
  • Be an established spine investigator who is a member in good standing
  • Have an established record of scholarship and high-impact publications
  • Have an active research program
  • Have recognized expertise in the spine field
  • Have a track record of involvement with JOR as an author and reviewer
  • Have editorial or academic leadership experience
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism, competence, integrity, and ethics

The EIC will be responsible for:

  • Content of JOR Spine, including editorial decisions regarding manuscripts
  • Establishing and maintaining high-quality journal content
  • Establishing a journal mission statement in conjunction with the Publications Advisory Board
  • Developing editorial priorities, objectives, and measures of success
  • Appointing an Editorial Board
  • Communicating with the publisher, Society, and the Publications Advisory Board

Application Process:
If you are interested in serving in this role, please submit the following by March 8, 2017:

  • Curriculum vitae (including a list of peer-reviewed publications)
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from an active member of the ORS
  • Cover letter to include a one-page summary of your vision for JOR Spine
  • An assessment of the current state of publishing in scientific research in general and orthopaedic research in particular;
  • Plan for addressing the challenges anticipated during the next five years;
  • Proposed objectives and strategies to ensure the stature and scientific impact of JOR Spine in the research community;
  • Innovative ways the journal might position itself to achieve its goals and stay ahead of emerging trends in scientific research publishing

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their application, along with all requested information, no later than March 8, 2017.

Please email these items to:
Brenda A. Frederick, Executive Director, ORS
Frederick@ors.org