Call for Editorial Board Members
Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine Editor-in-Chief Dr. Brian Sites invites applications
for the journal Editorial Board. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in a growing peer-reviewed publication with an Impact Factor of 7.015.
RAPM is ASRA's official journal committed to publishing the latest research and reviews in anesthesiology and postoperative pain treatment. Published monthly, RAPM contains peer-reviewed scientific and clinical studies to advance the understanding and clinical application of regional techniques for surgical anesthesia and postoperative analgesia. Coverage includes intraoperative regional techniques, perioperative pain, chronic pain, obstetric anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, outcome studies, and complications. RAPM is also the official publication of the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA), the Asian and Oceanic Society of Regional Anesthesia (AOSRA), the Latin American Society of Regional Anesthesia (LASRA), and the African Society for Regional Anesthesia (AFSRA).
Role: Associate Editor
Requirements: Candidates must have a minimum of 3-4 previous publications in peer-reviewed journals in an area relevant to the journal. Experience as a peer reviewer for RAPM preferred but not required.
Term Length: 3-year term, renewable once for a maximum of 6 years in role
Annual Manuscript Expectation: 10-15 reviews per year
Required Meetings/Calls per Year: 1 Editorial Board meeting (virtual or in-person)
Nomination and Selection Process
The deadline to submit applications is March 15th, 2021. Decisions will be finalized by April 15th. Terms will begin at the close of the spring ASRA meeting on May 15, 2021.
To apply, you must upload your up-to-date curriculum vitae, submitted as a PDF file (< 10 MB).
If you have never served on the Editorial Board, you also must provide:
- A personal statement/letter of interest explaining why you are interested in the position and summarizing your qualifying experience. Must be submitted as a PDF file (< 10 MB).
- A letter of recommendation from your department chair or, if you are in non-academic/private practice setting, a mentor or current/previous supervisor/leader. Must be as a PDF file (< 10 MB).
Incomplete submissions or those received after deadline will not be considered.
Selection of members will be determined by the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) Advisory Committee composed of 3-5 senior editors. The EIC reserves the final right to renew, add, and remove members at each role but will do so only upon consultation with the Advisory Committee.
Selection of members is based on:
- CV and letter of interest (new members) or past performance consisting of number and quality of reviews and timeliness (existing members)
- Intention to maintain appropriate diversity of the board in terms of areas of expertise.
Key Points for Selection: Excellence on the editorial board is not necessarily measurable and consists of off-line and on-line support of the journal to efficiently publish high impact and quality work. Editorial board members should bring an analytic and clinical experience that supports our ability to vet and retain the best examples of clinical pain research and education. Position requirements as indicated serve as a guide only. Successful candidates may have different experiences that warrant board membership. Editorial board members are not required to be members of ASRA.
Editorial board members are expected to perform the workload described herein and shall maintain scientific integrity as well as high quality execution. Members will be evaluated based on quality, number, and timeliness of reviews; those not performing to satisfaction may be terminated early.
To apply, complete this form. You will be required to submit a curriculum vitae. If you are new to the Editorial Board, you also must provide a personal statement/letter of interest explaining why you are interested in the position/summarizing your qualifying experience and a letter of recommendation from your department chair or, if you are in non-academic/private practice setting, a mentor or current/previous supervisor/leader. All files must be submitted as PDFs (< 10 MB each). Please gather these materials before beginning the application process.
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