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Institution:  Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia

The ACVAA is seeking additions to the editorial team for VAA. The positions are:

Editor-in-Chief / Chief editor / editor:

Is a highly experienced scientist who leads the editorial team for the journal, provides vision for the journal and is ultimately responsible for its scientific content and editorial processes.  Supported by a wider team, the Editor-in-Chief is expected to work efficiently to conduct initial screening of incoming manuscripts, make timely decisions regarding submissions and oversee the peer review process.  They are responsible for ensuring the manuscripts are relevant to scope and mission of journal, are original, are of a high scientific standard, and provide important contributions to knowledge.  The EIC shall be responsible for ensuring an appropriate and sufficient level of submissions of Articles for publication to meet the publication goals of the Journal.  Additionally, they may be asked to represent the journal at conferences and other events. Together with the publishing team at Elsevier, the Editor-in-Chief determines and implements the strategic direction of the journal, defining its scope, recommending new team members, and soliciting content to ensure the journal grows and develops. Once the initial review of manuscript submission is complete, the EIC coordinates with the Associate Editors to manage the remaining peer review process (AE job description below). It is anticipated that this role should not consume more than 16 hours/week.  The honorarium for 2022 is £11,592.76 and shall increase by 3% each subsequent year.  The suggested term for this role is 2 years and can be renewed up to 4 terms to a total of 8 years.  Previous experience in another editorial role is highly recommended and may be required before taking on the responsibilities of an Editor-in-Chief.

Associate editor, Senior editor, Section editor: Depending on the size of a journal, the Editor-in-Chief might be assisted in their editorial duties by one or more additional editors. Whether they screen incoming submissions, oversee the peer review process for certain manuscripts, make decisions, or do all the above (and more) depends on the specifics of the journal in question and the structure of its editorial team. Establishing experience as an Editorial Board member or as a keen reviewer before embarking on one of these positions will help you get up to speed quickly.

Editorial Board member: Editorial Board members support the Editor-in-Chief and other editors by reviewing manuscripts, promoting the journal, advising on journal strategy and development, and generally supporting the journal wherever possible. Editorial Board member positions are a great starting point for gaining reviewing and publishing experience, and testing out your interest in editorial work.