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Call For Editor-in-Chief

Computer Assisted Surgery

Computer Assisted Surgery aims to improve patient care by advancing the utilization of computers during treatment; to evaluate the benefits and risks associated with the integration of advanced digital technologies into surgical practice; to disseminate clinical and basic research relevant to stereotactic surgery, minimal access surgery, endoscopy, and surgical robotics; to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration between engineers and physicians in developing new concepts and applications; to educate clinicians about the principles and techniques of computer assisted surgery and therapeutics; and to serve the international scientific community as a medium for the transfer of new information relating to theory, research, and practice in biomedical imaging and the surgical specialties.

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We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background in surgery, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is a significant role, with a high profile within the community, but one that is achievable within a busy academic timetable.

Computer Assisted Surgery primarily concentrates on the integration of advanced digital technologies into surgical practice. Bringing together both clinical and basic research relevant to surgical robotics, minimal access surgery, biomedical imaging and endoscopy. The publication encourages interdisciplinary collaboration between engineers and physicians, presenting timely, practical information for readers in the field.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on all submissions. He, or she, will have the authority to accept articles following successful peer review, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. The editorial board will support the Editor-in-Chief in this role and includes a wide variety of disciplines and perspectives.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses and will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilises an online editorial office system to manage submissions via ScholarOne.

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Someone who is active in the community with strong personal networks
  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as Associate Editors

If you would like to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to Shaunna Whitters, at shaunna.whitters@tandf.co.uk. Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
  • How you would work in partnership with the editorial board
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors

The closing date for applications is 25th March 2019.