Accepting Applications: Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Pain

The USASP Journal of Pain Task Force is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the next Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Pain. In 2020, Journal of Pain became the official journal of the newly formed USASP. The journal publishes original papers related to clinical and basic pain research to provide a unique international source of information for expert investigators, clinicians, policy-makers, and members of the public interested in pain.

The journal publishes 12 issues per year and utilizes an online manuscript submission and peer-review system. The Editor-in-Chief will serve a five year term and be responsible for managing the journal content and leading the strategic direction of USASP.

The Editor-in- Chief is responsible for acquiring, reviewing and collating manuscripts for publication and shall work with the publisher to produce a timely and informative publication. The Editor-in-Chief will appoint field editors and an editorial board that represent global and diverse expertise in the field of pain. The Editor-in-Chief will be responsible for meeting with the USASP and Publisher on an annual basis to report on the progress of the Journal.

Applicants should be actively engaged in the pain research with an outstanding publication record, high international regard and recognition. Successful applicants will have experience as an editor, associate editor, or productive editorial board member for a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

The Editor-in-Chief will be compensated for time and effort devoted to the Journal. Editorial management and administrative support will be provided by the USASP.

Applications should include:

  • Full CV;
  • A letter summarizing your vision and goals for the JoP over the next 5 years (2022–2027);
  • Two letters of recommendation from your peers that address your research, scientific writing and editorial abilities and a third letter from an individual who has direct knowledge of your supervisory, administrative, and communication skills.

Applications should be sent via email to [email protected] with "Editor in Chief, JoP" in the subject line.

 Applications are due no later than November 1, 2021 and interviews will be conducted virtually starting in November of 2021.