Editor-in-Chief Journal of Medical Ethics

The Institute of Medical Ethics and BMJ are looking for the next Editor-in-Chief who can continue to shape the Journal of Medical Ethics into a dynamic resource for a rapidly evolving field. Candidates should be active in the field, keen to facilitate international perspectives and maintain an awareness of trends and hot topics. The successful candidate will act as an ambassador for the journal supporting both pioneering authors and academics publishing their first papers. The candidate will also actively promote and strengthen the journal whilst upholding the highest ethical standards of professional practice. The editor will work with IME to promote research and scholarship in medical ethics and attend IME board meetings regularly.

International and joint applications are welcomed. Interviews will be held in December 2017. Term of office is five years; the role will take 12-15 hours a week. Contact Richard Sands (rsands@bmj.com) for more information and to apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and your vision for the future development of the journal.

Application deadline: 31 October 2017; Interviews: December 2017

Start date: 1 June 2018 (handover from February 2018)

About Journal of Medical Ethics

Journal of Medical Ethics launched in 1975 and has since become a leading international journal that reflects the whole field of medical ethics. Publishing Original Research, Extended Essays, Current Controversies, Feature articles, Review articles and more, the journal is relevant to health care professionals, members of clinical ethics committees, medical ethics professionals, researchers and bioscientists, policy makers and patients.

The journal regularly publishes special collections on current hot topics and key conversations in the field including: Circumcision, DSM-5, Stem cell derived gametes and Withholding artificial nutrition & hydration.

Journal of Medical Ethics also offers an interactive blog with analytical discussions from various scholars and regular updates on @JME_BMJ further contributing to the latest debate and dialogue.

Being an Editor for a BMJ Journal

As Editor of Journal of Medical Ethics you will benefit from the following:

  • Competitive Annual Honorarium
  • Free online subscription to the journal for you and your Editorial Team
  • Access to exclusive BMJ content, including The BMJ and BMJ Learning
  • Full training and support; from publishing processes to social media
  • The chance to shape the field and play a role in the development of the field
  • Have a positive effect on the careers of fellow researchers
  • Interact with the latest research from all over the world

About the Institute of Medical Ethics and BMJ

Journal of Medical Ethics is co-owned by the Institute of Medical Ethics and BMJ. IME is a charitable organisation dedicated to improving education and debate in medical ethics. BMJ advances healthcare worldwide by sharing knowledge and expertise to improve experiences and outcomes.

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