JVIR Editorial Fellows gain insight into journal’s success
On Dec. 4–8, the three Fellows of the inaugural JVIR Editorial Fellowship received an insiders’ view of the development and growth of a scholarly journal. The participants, who were selected earlier this year from a pool of 15 applicants, included:
The fellows began their week shadowing JVIR Editor-in-chief Ziv J Haskal, MD, FSIR, at his office in Charlottesville, Virginia. For three days, the Fellows worked intensively with Dr. Haskal to scrutinize manuscript submissions and learned about the editor-in-chief’s decision-making process and his role in shaping each issue.
Next, the three fellows traveled to SIR headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, to learn more about society efforts, particularly as they impact—and are impacted by—JVIR. On Dec. 8, the fellows concluded the week with a visit to the Philadelphia office of JVIR publisher Elsevier, where they learned more about trends in scholarly publishing, how journal bibliometrics can help inform content and upcoming plans for JVIR.
The fellows will continue their involvement with the journal by supporting special projects and serving on the editorial board for three months.
More details, including the fellows’ perspective on the opportunity, will appear in an upcoming issue of IR Quarterly.
This opportunity was made possible thanks to a generous grant from SIR Foundation.