Any interested parties, please submit your application and supporting documents via the link below before July 31, 2019. Please direct any questions to Stephen Priori, Director of Publications, here.

Position Description

Overview

This Editor-in-Chief oversees Value in Health Regional Issues, which was founded in 2012. The Editor-in-Chief will work collaboratively with the ISPOR Editorial Office and 3 Deputy Editors to perform the responsibilities outlined below. Current Editors of Value in Health Regional Issues are: Jeff J. Guo, BPharm, PhD, University of Cincinnati, Dan Greenberg, PhD, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and Fernando del la hoz Restrepo, PhD, MD, MSc, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Value in Health Regional Issues, an official journal of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), is an online, MEDLINE®-indexed journal that publishes articles on health-related topics that impact the health systems and health policies in Asia, Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and Africa. Value in Health Regional Issues is peer-reviewed, independent journal (unique ISSN)that is related to ISPOR’s flagship journal, Value in Health, only in similar cover design and contents. The scope and mission of Value in Health Regional Issues is consistent with the mission and scope of the Society.

The journal is owned by the Society and is currently published by Elsevier. Visit the journal pages here for more information.

Roles & Responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief

The Editor-in-Chief establishes the editorial policies and procedures for Value in Health Regional Issues and presents an annual report to the Board of Directors. In addition to being responsible for the content of the journal, the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for implementing and developing, with input from others, the strategic direction of the journal.

The Editor-in-Chief of Value in Health Regional Issues has an overall responsibility for maintaining and improving the quality of the journal, while addressing topics of interest to the regional and global ISPOR membership.

The position of Editor-in-Chief includes the following editorial roles and responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate and direct editorial activities of Value in Health Regional Issues, with the objective of assuring consistency with the overall mission and the goals of the Society. Specifically, the Editor-in-Chief must ensure that Value in Health Regional Issues informs and educates readers; is accurate and relevant; avoids conflicts of interest; and protects and strengthens the integrity and quality of published materials.
  2. Maintain full authority over the content of the journal. Ensure that editorial decisions are based on the validity of the work and its importance to readers interested in the regions. The Editor-in-Chief will seek input from a broad array of advisors such as the Editors-in-Chief of Value in Health, the Deputy and Associate Editors of Value in Health Regional Issues, members of the Editorial Advisory Board, reviewers, readers, the Editorial Office, and the ISPOR Management Advisory Board.
  3. Work with the Editorial Office to develop, plan, and organize the content for each issue.
  4. Work with the Editorial Office to manage the manuscript review and selection process, including assignment of manuscripts to Deputy Editors.
  5. Final approval of manuscripts assigned to the Deputy Editors.
  6. Work with the Editorial Office to establish editorial policies.
  7. Recommend to the ISPOR Management Advisory Board for its approval Deputy Editors, Associate Editors, and Editorial Advisory Board members.
  8. Maintain a collegial and constructive interaction with the Value in Health Editors-in-Chief.
  9. Maintain collegial and constructive interactions with Value in Health Regional Issues Deputy and Associate Editors, members of the Editorial Advisory Board, the Editorial Office, the ISPOR Management Advisory Board, ISPOR Board of Directors, and members and employees of ISPOR.
  10. The position of Editor-in-Chief includes the administrative roles and responsibilities of: establishing and refining policies and procedures for the efficient management of editorial activities, and the oversight the management of the manuscript selection process and timely review of manuscripts.
  11. The activities of the Editor-in-Chief are monitored by the Editorial Office and the ISPOR Management Advisory Board.
  12. The Editor-in-Chief will report once a year to Board of Directors.

The contract for professional services for this position is subject to approval by the Board of Directors. The contract includes roles and responsibilities as outlined below and an honorarium of $10,000 annually. The Editor-in-Chief appointment is a 4-year appointment (renewable once).

Requirements

The Editor-in-Chief must:  

  • Have demonstrated experience and an established reputation in the field of HEOR, with preference for specific experience in Asia, Latin America, and/or Central and Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and Africa.
  • Have a PhD, 10 years of experience, and an established reputation in the field of health economics and outcomes research (HEOR).
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience as an editor responsible for rendering editorial decisions and selecting and managing peer reviewers.
  • Possess demonstrated experience and an established reputation of knowledge of global HEOR methods, policies, and practices, with preference for experience in Asia, Latin America, and/or Central and Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and Africa regions.
  • Be an ISPOR member.

In addition, candidates for this position should note the following considerations:

  • Although there is no regional residence requirement; candidates from outside of North America and Western Europe is strongly preferred.
  • Persons employed by a pharmaceutical or medical device/diagnostics company cannot be considered for the position of Editor-in-Chief.

The Editor-in-Chief is appointed by the ISPOR Board of Directors on the recommendation of the ISPOR Publications Management Advisory Board.

Application Materials

  • Cover Letter/Letter of interest, including qualifications and previous history with ISPOR. This should include a description of how the applicant will accommodate the time demands of serving as Editor-in-Chief for the journal (such as the availability of institutional support).
  • Curriculum vitae (including list of published papers).
  • Completed responses to questionnaire.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2019. To apply, click here.

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