RSNA announces search for next editor of Radiology journal

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For just the eighth time in its history, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is looking for a new editor for its journal, Radiology.

Current editor Herbert Y. Kressel, MD, announced that he will step down from the position at the end of 2017.

“Dr. Kressel’s vision for improving scholarly communication has been the catalyst for the journal’s dynamic growth in both authorship diversity and reader impact,” said Vijay M. Rao, MD, Chairman of the RSNA Board of Directors. “Thanks to Dr. Kressel, RSNA looks to the future with unbridled optimism as we set our sights on taking radiologic research deep into the next century.”

Rao included the following position description and a call for potential applicants interested in becoming the next editor of the journal:

“The editor is responsible for encouraging submissions of scientific manuscripts to the journal, for setting high standards for scientific integrity, for developing guidelines and mechanisms for peer review of submitted manuscripts, for release of accepted manuscripts on a timely basis for copy editing, for final review and release of edited manuscripts on a timely basis for publication, for formulating and interpreting editorial philosophy and policies, and for cooperating with the RSNA Board of Directors and Executive Director in the production of a self-supporting, highest quality publication with a strong impact factor. It is expected that the editor will commit at least three-quarters of his or her time to Radiology.”

Those interested should send their curricula vitae (marked ‘confidential’) to:

Mary Mahoney, MD
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
820 Jorie Blvd
Oak Brook, IL 60523

The deadline to submit is April 1, 2016.