Calling for Expressions of Interest: RRH North American Associate Editor

Rural and Remote Health (RRH) is seeking Expressions of Interest for two North American Associate Editor positions.

RRH is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access evidence base for advancing rural and remote health education, research, policy and clinical practice, with a particular emphasis on Indigenous health. It has the capacity to create instant scholarly impact in the rural communities the programs serve.

RRH is managed by a small, committed but geographically dispersed team. The successful applicant will work closely with the North American Regional Editors – Rebecca Schiff (Canada) and Bronwyn Fields (USA) as well as the Senior Editor and Journal Manager. Complementing the North American section are African, Asian, Australasian, European, and Latin American regional sections, each with their own Regional Editors.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the rural health conversation in North America. Younger clinicians and researchers will gain a wide perspective of both current research and the processes of peer review in an academic journal. More experienced researchers will have the opportunity to contribute their expertise to the advancement of rural health research.

The North American Associate Editor role involves:

  • Working with the North American Regional Editors, including communication, involvement in decision making and assignment of special regional roles;
  • Assessing submitted and revised manuscripts, including the assessment of reviewer feedback;
  • Providing editorial advice according to her or his unique rural health expertise and experience;
  • Allocating articles to reviewers, and assisting in the maintenance of the reviewer panel by monitoring, supporting and motivating regional peer reviewers;
  • Contributing to and advising on international and funding initiatives; contributing to publicity and corporate publications, such as the RRH annual report;
  • Commissioning and writing editorials; commissioning specific articles; and
  • Promoting the Journal at local and national forums.
  • In addition to a health or medical studies background, it is necessary to have experience in the processes of academic peer review (as author and reviewer) and competence in evaluating methodology. This is an honorary/volunteer position. Editors and Associate Editors will have a public profile on the RRH website.

    For more information, please contact a North American Regional Editor – Rebecca Schiff rschiff@lakeheadu.ca or Bronwyn Fields bronwyn.fields@csus.edu

    Please forward your CV with a short response outlining your interest and suitability for the position by close of business Friday 3 March 2022 to Melissa Storey (Senior Editor; melissa.storey@rrh.org.au).

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