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March 2011
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Invitation for Applications: Editor, SRS JOURNAL

The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) announces the search for the Editor of its new journal, Spinal Deformity, Official Journal of the Scoliosis Research Society. The SRS has created a Search Committee to invite and review applications, which will be due by April 30, 2011. An appointment will be made by July 31, 2011, and the successful candidate will embark on developing content for the new journal, in collaboration with the Society and the Publisher (still to be selected) during the 3rd Quarter of 2011. The journal will launch with its first issue at the SRS Annual Meeting, September 2012.

Mission Statement
Spinal Deformity is a peer-reviewed clinical and research journal focused on issues related to spinal deformity, and provides a forum for clinical researchers, basic scientists, clinicians, and others to publish original research and explore controversies. A major source of content will be the presentations at SRS’ two meetings, the Annual Meeting and IMAST.

Spinal Deformity welcomes and encourages submissions from all disciplines including orthopedics, neurosurgery, orthotics, rehabilitation, and research into the mechanisms, genetics, and epidemiology of spinal disorders.

About Spinal Deformity
Spinal Deformity will debut at SRS 2012 (September 2012) with the inaugural issue, which will contain largely solicited reviews and some papers presented at IMAST 2012. It will publish six times in 2013, with a page budget of 80 printed pages/issue (approximately 10 – 11 articles per issue). Over the next few years, it will grow to a monthly publication of around 840 pages annually, depending on manuscript flow and the quality of the submissions. It is envisioned as international from the outset, and will be a major publishing outlet for contributors to the Annual and IMAST meetings. It will encourage online publication of surgical techniques videos and other functionalities of a 21st Century journal. It will have both a print and online version.

Applications
Applicants should provide a statement of why they are interested in this position, along with three letters of recommendation from knowledgeable colleagues, and current CV, including evidence of fulfillment of the following criteria:

  1. Academic and Publishing Record
    Evidence of strong academic achievement and robust list of publications in relevant fields.
  2. Editorial Experience
    Experience as an Editor, Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member (or similar) of an indexed journal in a related field.
  3. Content and Format Development
    Perspective on developing the journal’s content, through the editorial structure and process, outreach to authors, strategic development of the journal, and deployment of web-based features available through the publisher’s platform.

Submit your application materials by May 27, 2010 to: tgoulding@srs.org