In the next few weeks, the SOT Board of Publications will be finalizing their review of applications for the new Editor-in-Chief of Toxicological Sciences and encourages interested candidates to finalize their applications.
The Editor-in-Chief is expected to exhibit leadership and strategic vision for the journal, a commitment to its mission of publishing the most influential research in toxicology, and the highest level of integrity and professionalism. The desired individual will have strong credentials in toxicology and will value excellence in research and scholarship. The Editor-in-Chief is expected to be an SOT member at the time he/she accepts the office.
The initial term of office is three years, with an anticipated start date in early 2019, allowing time to overlap with the current Editor-in-Chief prior to taking the reins. The Editor-in-Chief will work with the Managing Editor, who handles administrative, clerical, and nonscientific duties related to the journal. The Editor-in-Chief is provided with a budget from SOT and from Oxford University Press for expenses related to editorial activities. Financial compensation for the Editor-in-Chief might be available.
To be considered for this important position, individuals should submit a letter stating their interest in the Toxicological Sciences Editor-in-Chief position, a brief statement of his/her editorial philosophy and goals for Toxicological Sciences, a sample editorial, and curriculum vitae to Wei Zheng, Chair of the Board of Publications, via email c/o Tonia Masson. Questions about the position also can be directed to Ms. Masson. The review process began in June 2018, and applications will be considered until a new Editor-in-Chief has been identified. Interviews will be scheduled in early November for selected candidates.