The premier journal of vascular and interventional radiology

SIR announces the JVIR editor-in-chief search

Application deadline: May 17, 2024

JVIR coverThe Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) invites applications to serve as the next editor-in-chief of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR). As the official journal of SIR, JVIR is the peer-reviewed journal of choice for interventional radiologists, radiologists, cardiologists, vascular surgeons, neurosurgeons and other clinicians.

The new editor-in-chief will be appointed in late 2024, assuming full responsibility for JVIR content by January 2026. Applicants must be willing to serve for a 5-year term (with the possibility of an extension at the discretion of the editor-in-chief and the SIR Board of Directors).

The editor-in-chief’s primary responsibilities include:
• Continuing to elevate the journal’s editorial quality, scholarship and competitive position
• Setting JVIR's standards for manuscript acceptance while ensuring timely, thorough and unbiased peer review
• Cultivating and overseeing a diverse Editorial Board
• Serving as an ex-officio nonvoting member of the SIR Executive Council and a voting member of the SIR Foundation Board of Directors

Candidates should:
• Be a practicing IR and an active SIR member in good standing (preferably an FSIR)
• Have a background that reflects high standards in research and publication
• Have experience serving on the editorial board of a scholarly journal
• Be a strong leader with intellectual vision and the ability to communicate it; strong organizational skills; and experience relevant to editing a leading medical journal
• Be familiar with an online publishing environment and comfortable with digital publications

Interested individuals should submit an application package that includes:
• Current curriculum vitae
• A letter of interest (2 pages maximum) summarizing their qualifications, addressing how the candidate will accommodate the time demands of editing the journal, and describing their vision for JVIR

SIR will consider applications from potential Co-Editors-in-Chief (Co-EiCs) who wish to serve together. If applying to serve as Co-EiCs, please submit a single application (both candidates’ CVs, summary of qualifications and joint vision statement). In your application materials, please also address the division of work and workflow that you envision as Co-EiCs. If you have any questions about applying as Co-EiCs, please send a message to JVIReditorsearch@gmail.com

SIR has convened an Editor Search Committee who will review all applications, interview select candidates, and make their recommendation to SIR leadership. You can also view the editor-in-chief job description, with responsibilities, qualifications, required skills and more.

Send your completed application materials to jvireditorsearch@gmail.com.

You can also listen to JVIR Editor Emeritus Ziv J Haskal, MD, FSIR, and Journal of the American College of Radiology Editor-in-Chief Ruth Carlos, MD, FACR, share their perspectives on the appeal of the role, the work involved and more.