Washington Update

FASEB Seeks New Editor-in-Chief for Flagship Journal

By: Jennifer Zeitzer
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
FASEB is seeking nominations for the next Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal. All nominations will be treated as anonymous and presented for consideration to the Editor Search Committee, comprised of research-active biological and biomedical scientists. 

Nominees must be highly respected active researchers with strong community connections who also have insight into new directions for research; are fully engaged with the community via travel and/or frequent participation in conferences; committed to diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion; dedicated to ethical, fair principles; and willing to advocate for the journal. Other desirable qualities of the new Editor-in-Chief include a strong leader who works well in a team environment, creates and communicates strategic visions, and embraces innovation and technology. 

The FASEB Journal is the flagship journal of the Federation, serving the global community for more than 40 years, and ranking globally as a top-cited journal across all of biology. A highly influential position with a unique opportunity to shape a leading journal, the next Editor-in-Chief will help improve the overall communication of new research findings; drive new standards in rigor, reproducibility, and data sharing; and embrace an increasingly open science environment. 

A dedicated in-house team will work with our publishing partner, John Wiley & Sons, and with a contract team of editorial support staff to ensure the Editor-in-Chief has the time to focus on the vision and leadership role desired. A 10-member team of Associate Editors and 90-plus member Editorial Board will be under the direction of the Editor-in-Chief, including decisions on reappointments with an eye toward improved global diversity. The successful candidate will assume the editorship on July 1, 2023, for an initial term of up to five years, with the option of renewal. The position carries a healthy competitive academic honorarium.

Closing Date
Nominations will be accepted until February 15 and should be submitted to Darla Henderson, PhD, Director of Publications and Staff Liaison to Editor Search Committee. All nominations must include the name of the candidate, employer affiliation, and nominee’s email address and phone number. FASEB will approach final nominees to ascertain their interest and ability to submit a brief vision statement.