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Call for Editorial Participation

Application Submission Deadline:  Monday September 25, 2017


The official AUGS journal, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, has made a commitment to regular opportunities for participation in the journal’s editorial activities. Effective January 1, 2018, several positions will become open.  Individuals who are currently serving in these roles may re-apply.

Associate Editors: – up to 2 positions available (one initial 2 year term and one 4 year term, both renewable as 4 year terms)

Following orientation and training, the Associate Editors responsibilities include:

  • Key ambassador for the journal
  • Solicitation of quality FMPRS manuscripts
  • General assistance to the Editor in Chief
    • Optimize journal standards
    • Improvements to author experience
    • Incorporation of stand-alone video submissions
    • Improved use of social media
  • Monthly Editorial Board phone calls
  • Annual Editorial Board meeting (in person at AUGS)
  • Oversight of manuscript reviews
    • Engage appropriate reviewers
    • Assess reviews


Assistant Editors:  up to 3 positions available (two initial 1 year term and one 2 year term, both renewable as 2 year terms)

Following orientation and training, the Assistant Editors responsibilities include:

  • Key ambassador for the journal
  • Quarterly Editorial Board phone calls
  • General assistance to the Editor in Chief
    • Optimize journal standards
    • Improve author experience
  • Solicitation of quality FMPRS manuscripts
  • Annual Editorial Board meeting (in person at AUGS)
  • Frequent (monthly) manuscript reviews as experienced reviewers
     

Submission Process

Interested individuals should submit the following to editor@fpmrs.net:

  • Cover letter stating the role the applicant is seeking.  The cover letter should describe the applicant’s professional goals related to the role and prior editorial experience, if any;
  • Other commitments to editorial boards or journals;
  • Updated curriculum vitae; and
  • Commentary and critique of current FPMRS journal practices, including assessment of web site and print version. (Approximately one page maximum.)

Decision and Notification: The individuals selected will be notified of their new roles no later than the week of October 16, 2017.  Other applicants will be notified immediately thereafter.

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