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Pediatrics Open Science is seeking applicants for Associate Editors to serve on its inaugural Executive Editorial Board.
 
One of the first open access journals focused on improving the health of children, Pediatrics Open Science will play a pivotal role in the sharing of research and learnings from investigators worldwide. We are seeking a diverse group of experienced, creative individuals committed to improving child health to help shape the mission and vision of the journal as it launches. 
 
Qualifications and responsibilities for Associate Editors are described below. We seek to create an editorial team that is inclusive and values discourse and learning from diverse perspectives.
 
The application deadline is February 20, 2024. For questions, please contact PedsOS@aap.org. 
 
John Patrick T. Co, MD, MPH
 
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Qualifications
  • Content and/or methodologic area of expertise relevant to child health, as evidenced by education, scholarly activity, and/or impact on health policy relevant to children
  • Publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience on an editorial board and/or as an associate/assistant/section editor is highly desirable

Responsibilities
  • Be an ambassador for the journal and its overall mission.
  • Share ideas for innovations in content and journal format.
  • Solicit ideas and opinions from colleagues regarding content and utility of the journal.
  • Manage the processing and review of a subset of articles, including assigning reviewers, providing comments, recommending article disposition, and soliciting commentaries. 
  • Recruit articles for submission to Pediatrics Open Science from your colleagues and network.
  • Declare a conflict of interest if asked to manage an article that in any substantive way would present a conflict
  • Attend virtual Pediatrics Open Science Executive Editorial Board meetings approximately every other week. 
 
Appointments are made on the basis of knowledge, expertise, and interest. The AAP treats all applicant materials as confidential. Applications, CVs, and other documents will be kept secure and will not be shared with anyone except designated AAP staff and the editorial leadership.

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