June 16, 2021

Call for Applications: New JACR Editorial Board

By Anand Narayan, MD, PhD

Are you a resident interested in influencing the future of health services research and policy in radiology? The leading imaging health services research journal, the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR®), is looking for residents interested in health policy and health services research to join its trainee editorial board. As a member of the JACR Trainee Editorial Board, you will have the opportunity to shape the national conversation around JACR core areas: health services research and policy, clinical practice management, data science, leadership, and training and education.

The JACR is dedicated to earning the trust of readers, engaging with them on timely topics, making editorial decisions based on data and evidence, increasing and promoting methodological excellence, ensuring the integrity of peer review, and adhering to the highest standard of publication and editorial ethics. As part of the trainee editorial board, you will have the opportunity to get an up-close, behind-the-scenes view of the Journal’s management. Trainee editorial board members are paired with one of the board’s leading health services researchers as part of a one-on-one mentored experience.

During their one-year term, trainee editorial board members will:

  • Participate in a one-on-one mentored experience with a leading health services researcher on the JACR Editorial Board.
  • Learn about the essential elements required to produce high-impact health services research, including research design, scientific editing and effective peer review.
  • Support JACR outreach and promotion using social media.
  • Gain hands-on, mentored, peer review experiences by reviewing approximately four manuscripts per year using the standard, online JACR review process.
  • Provide the trainee’s perspective at regular editorial board meetings.

Trainee editorial board terms will begin Jan. 1, 2022, and applications for the 2021 editorial board will be accepted from May 12–Aug. 15, 2021. Applicants must be in a relevant residency, fellowship or graduate program throughout their terms and must have strong critical-thinking skills, evidence of interest in medical journalism, and enthusiasm for advancing patient-centered health policy and health services research.

The application process includes providing your current CV, a statement of how the JACR Trainee Editorial Board experience will support your career goals, and a letter of support from your residency director or department chair.

Questions? Please email Lyndsee Cordes at lcordes@acr.org.

Submit your application