ICHE Associate Editor

September 07, 2023

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)isseeking applications for an Associate Editor position for Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE) to join as part of the editorial team.

ICHE publishes scientifically authoritative, clinically applicable, peer-reviewed research on control and evaluation of healthcare-associated infections, the transmission of pathogens in healthcare institutions and the use of epidemiological principles and methods to evaluate and improve the delivery of care. Major topics covered include infection control practices, surveillance, antimicrobial stewardship, cost-benefit analyses, resource use, occupational health, and regulatory issues.

The Associate Editor will be responsible for assisting with and managing the peer review process for manuscripts submitted to the journal. The Associate Editor selects and assigns reviewers, manages the review process, makes a recommendation based on review outcomes, and supports authors.  The Associate Editor will meet monthly with the Editor-in-Chief and other Associate Editors (via video conference call) and is encouraged to attend the annual Editorial Board meeting held at IDWeek.

Term of Service

This position is planned to begin January 1, 2024. An annual editor honorarium is provided.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work within the Editorial Manager system to receives articles for review; send articles for review to members of the Editorial Board or to outside reviewers, as deemed appropriate to topic of article; collect reviewer comments and make recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief in a timely fashion; assume authority, responsibility, and accountability for assigned manuscripts and accept, reject, or request revisions of articles.
  • Manage ~8-10 papers per month ensuring time to first decision targets are met. 
  • Invite review papers (1 – 2 per year) from thought-leaders in our field.
  • Act as a spokesperson and advocate for ICHE with your colleagues, fellows, residents, and other members of your network.
  • Use your social media channels to promote the journal, encourage submissions, and tweet/retweet about papers you find interesting.
  • Occasionally, write commentaries or editorials.
  • Attend monthly Editor Team meetings (virtual) and an annual Editorial Board Meeting at IDWeek (in person).
  • Adhere to principles endorsed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE); and preserve the confidentiality and integrity of the review process.

Applicant Qualifications

  • An active publication record
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with peer review processes (e.g., a reviewer and/or Editorial Board member)
  • Desire and ability to dedicate allocated time each week to Associate Editor responsibilities
  • Ability to participate in monthly editorial team working conference calls
  • Desire to serve as an ambassador for ICHE through professional networking, social media, and conference attendance.
  • Professional Membership. Current professional membership in the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is strongly encouraged.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Lindsay MacMurray for more detailed information regarding the position. Applications must be submitted by October 31, 2023.

Electronic letters of interest and a CV should be submitted to:
Lindsay MacMurray, Director of Publications

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