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Call for Applications for Co-Editor-in-Chief

28 Feb 2024 12:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The ISDE seeks applications for the next Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Diseases of the Esophagus Journal.

Published continuously since 1986, DOTE is a leading journal in the field of esophageal diseases with a broad international readership. The journal covers all aspects of the esophagus – epidemiology, investigation and diagnosis, and multidisciplinary treatment. The journal includes clinical research papers, short reports, commissioned review articles, correspondence, book and equipment reviews, annotated abstracts and announcements of meetings.

The 2022 Journal Impact Factor™ for Diseases of the Esophagus is 2.6; the journal is ranked 71 out of 93 in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology category.

ISDE is seeking a gastroenterologist or medical doctor specializing in esophageal diseases, with an international reputation and record of academic excellence in clinical research and wide and inclusive knowledge of the field of esophagology to guide DOTE’s development and advancement over the next 4-8 years. The successful applicant will work jointly with our current surgical co-editor-in-chief, Magnus Nilsson, of Karolinska Institute, to develop high quality, ground-breaking scholarship in esophageal diseases.  In addition to assuming editorial control over the journal, the co-editor-in-chief will manage a staff of 38 associate editors to assure timely and accurate review of manuscripts submitted to the journal.  An honorarium is offered.

The successful application will demonstrate:

  • a strategic vision for the journal’s ongoing development;
  • a commitment to diversity, inclusion, access and equity;
  • the ability to work collaboratively with the editorial team, staff and publishers; 
  • a clear understanding of trends in scientific journal publishing, including optimizing digital functionality and the deployment of social media channels;
  • an international network of colleagues; and
  • prior editorial experience.

Candidates should also have a deep understanding of the challenges faced by the field of esophageal diseases with a passion to build awareness and improve its visibility, expertise in current scientific methodology.

The Co-Editors-in-Chief are supported by the publishing team and receive administrative support from the ISDE Secretariat.

Open Co-Editor Position Description

Applications should include:

  • CV
  • A letter (maximum 3 pages) summarizing your vision and goals for DOTE over the next 4 years, with attention to how you would like to innovate and build on DOTE’s success and to how you will promote diversity, inclusion, access and equity within the journal and the broader esophageal community. See full job description for additional guidance on points to address in your letter;

Applications should be addressed to Mark Ferguson, Executive Director and submitted online. Any questions can be directed to Leya Duigu at All applications will be reviewed by the DOTE Co-Editor-in-Chief Search Committee.

Applications are due no later than April 3, 2024. Interviews will be conducted virtually between April 9-19, 2024.

Affiliated Societies

International  Interdisciplinary  Everything Esophageal

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