2015 Call for Issue Editors
The AMA Journal of Ethics (JOE) is the American Medical Association’s online ethics journal. Its mission is to promote the ethical and professional development of tomorrow's physicians, and its primary target audiences are medical students, residents, other physicians, and medical educators. JOE is MEDLINE indexed and accepts papers for peer review.
We invite medical students and resident physicians who are AMA members to apply to serve as theme issue editors. If you are not yet an AMA medical student or resident physician member and would like to join, you can do so at http://www.ama-assn.org/go/join.
With help from JOE staff editors, each theme issue editor undertakes responsibility for: (1) selecting a theme for one issue and defining the ethical and professionalism concerns related to that theme, (2) generating case narratives that provide opportunities for examining those concerns in clinical and educational contexts, (3) identifying, securing, and corresponding with contributors to the issue, (4) editing copy and reviewing page proofs before the issue goes live on the first working day of the month. These tasks will be accomplished at each editor's "home" location. Once selected, each medical student or resident physician editor will identify a faculty member to serve as his or her advisor during the development of the issue and solicitation of authors. These faculty editors will not be responsible for corresponding with authors, reading and editing drafts, or reviewing page proofs.
Theme issue editors, selected in December, will be flown to Chicago to meet with JOE staff in February 2016. Editors selected in December will edit issues of JOE from October 2016 through September 2017. Each theme issue editor receives a $2,000 stipend.
Experience in editing or journalism is desirable. The abilities to critique an argument or article, work well with authors, and meet deadlines are essential. To apply, attach (as a PDF) a short letter stating your current medical student or resident program status and your reason for wishing to be a theme issue editor for JOE. Include in that same PDF attachment the following:
Save your short letter, CV, writing sample, exercise response (and any introductory note you would otherwise include in the body of your email) into one PDF so that the PDF contains everything you want us to consider as part of your submission. Use your last name (only) as the PDF filename and send it by e-mail to: Kelly Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for applications is midnight CST on November 15, 2015.
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