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Associate Editors of Sociology and Anthropology (EXPIRED)

Editorial Board, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Contract type open
AOS Bioethics
AOS categories Philosophy of Social Science
Biomedical Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location Savannah, Georgia, United States
Job description

The Journal of Bioethical Inquiry (JBI) is an international, peer-reviewed scholarly journal of bioethics established in 2004 and published by Springer in both print and on-line forms. Its aims are:

  • to foster an interdisciplinary approach to bioethics by publishing original research at the intersection of ethics, social theory, philosophy, law and other disciplines;
  • to represent the variety of contemporary perspectives on ethical issues in health and medicine;
  • to seek new approaches to old problems; and
  • to identify common ground by creating a forum for dialogue across conventional academic disciplinary and other boundaries.

 Key areas and responsibilities


The key responsibilities of the Associate Editors of Sociology and Anthropology are:

1. Editorial tasks

Participation in the editorial process, as described in more detail in the Guidelines for Associate Editors supplied by Springer. In brief:

  • A manuscript is received by the JBI.
  • The manuscript is allocated to an Associate Editor .
  • Upon receipt of the manuscript, the Associate Editor will usually invite reviewers and send the paper to them.
  • The Associate Editor will critically assess both the manuscript and the reviews.
  • The Associate Editor will then submit a recommendation and rationale to the Editors in Chief.
  • The Editors in Chief will then make the final decision regarding publication and complete the correspondence with the authors.

2. Invitation to submit manuscripts to the JBI

Encouragement of submission of high-quality, scholarly manuscripts of various kinds, including the following:

  • Original research.
  • High-impact papers from major scholars of international standing. 
  • Review articles in a specific field.

Details of the reviewing process for such articles will be elaborated in a separate policy but will be in accordance with JBI’s standards for peer-reviewing.

3. Identification of reviewers who are willing to be included on the JBI database

Contribution to the ongoing expansion of the reviewer database.

4. Other roles

The roles of the Associate Editors may also include providing:

  • Suggestions for themed issues.
  • Suggestions for symposia.
  • Cases for In That Case.

Key selection criteria


The successful applicant will be expected to show leadership and vision that further the aims of the JBI and provide guidance with respect to the further development and refinement of the Sociology and Anthropology portfolios of the JBI. He or she will be able to carry out the required managerial tasks outlined above, including working effectively with the Managing Editor and the Editors in Chief.

The principal criteria for selection are as follows:

  • Experience in writing and editing scholarly manuscripts.
  • Considerable experience in Sociology or Anthropology.
  • Written and verbal communication skills sufficient to carry out the duties of the position.

Applications, appointment process and conditions of appointment

Expressions of interest are welcome from all qualified candidates regardless of location or field of expertise. Potential candidates are invited to consult the JBI website and to contact the Chair of the Editorial Board for further information.

The website address is: http://www.springer.com/west/home/medicine?SGWID=4-10054-70-173659804-0&detailsPage=journal|aimsAndScopes.

The Chair of the Editorial Board is:

Professor Paul Komesaroff

Department of Medicine

Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

How to apply
Application type Unknown (see text above)
Hard deadline March 7, 2013, 7:06pm EST
Web address for more information http://www.springer.com/west/home/medicine?SGWID=4...
Contact name Professor Paul Komesaroff
Contact email
Contact phone +61 417 55 26 59
Time created August 16, 2012, 3:32pm EST
Scheduled expiry date December 14, 2012, 10:32am EST
Expired on March 9, 2013, 12:06am EST
Last updated March 9, 2013, 12:06am EST
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