IADVL Invites Application for Editor, IJDVL (2023-25)
APPLICATION FOR EDITOR-ELECT, IJDVL (2022)
The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) is in search of candidates (Indian nationals with life membership of IADVL) to be considered for the position of Editor of its official journal, Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology (IJDVL). The present editor will be completing his term (editor- elect 1 year + editor-in-chief 6 years) and will be laying down office at closing AGBM, whereas the new editor will take over at opening AGBM during DERMACON 2023. The journal has a wide readership base both in India and abroad and is now indexed with MEDLINE, PUBMED, EMBASE, SCI and other indexing agencies.
A search committee has been formed to select the new Editor.
IJDVL had the good fortune of being served as its editors by some of the most illustrious names in Indian dermatology and the search committee would be expecting candidates with the following attributes:
A broad-based background in dermatology with enough academic experience
Highest leadership and organizational capabilities
A commitment to work hard and maintain the high standards of the journal
Demonstrated writing skills in English
Proficiency in electronic communications
A reputation for fairness and impartiality
Enthusiastic and whole-hearted support from the institution and colleagues
Reasonable number of quality publications as a lead author in peer-reviewed national and international dermatology journals
A life-member of IADVL with at least five years’ good standing
Previous experience in an editorial role
A pleasant and affable personality
The Editor of the journal will be responsible for the following:
Forming an editorial team with a broad spectrum of representation for academic and practicing dermatologists
Directing and implementing journal policy within the ambit of the goals and financial resources of IADVL
Maintaining the independence and the high dignity of the journal
Raising resources for the journal publication through ethical and just sponsorships
Elevating the position of the journal globally
Publishing articles of highest standard, with insistence on ethical clearance for original articles and/or conflicts of interests from the contributors if any
Obtaining and organizing editorial team review before peer reviews and appointing reviewers
Corresponding with authors and organizing adjudication wherever needed
To publish the journal in time and to supervise and work closely with team members to meet publication deadlines and improve overall efficiency
To maintain and update the IJDVL website
To submit audited accounts of the journal at the annual general body meeting of IADVL
All other duties as assigned in the Constitution of IADVL
The selection of the new Editor-Elect would be made before the DERMACON 2022 conference in February 2022 for approval by the Central Council and the General body of the IADVL. The Editor would be appointed for an initial 3-year term. The selected applicant is required to join the present team (Editor-Elect, 2022) during the transition period in order to acquaint himself/herself with the day-to-day functioning of the journal, and is expected to be fully functional (as Editor, 2023-25) from opening AGBM during DERMACON 2023.
Interested candidates meeting the above requirements and who are keen to serve the association may send the application (application form attached) along with their curriculum vitae and a one-page letter discussing their level of interest, the qualities they would bring to the position and any potential conflicts of interest via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org, to reach us on or before by 31st October 2021.
Long Live IADVL!
Dr. Jayadev Betkerur
Dr. Feroz. K Hon. Secretary General, IADVL