Dear Colleague,

During the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) biennial meeting in October, it was announced that Uzi Beller will complete his term as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer (IJGC). In concert with the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO), we are seeking interested candidates for the position of Editor-in-Chief. IJGCpublishes nine online issues per year, and as you know, is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the practice of gynecological oncology worldwide by reporting novel and rigorous clinical research. The position of Editor-in-Chief for IJGC is a prestigious and honored role recognizing an individual’s proven abilities and his/her knowledge in the discipline of gynecological oncology. It also carries with it much responsibility for fulfillment of an important part of the Societies’ obligations to their membership and the gynecological oncology community as a whole.

The essential responsibilities for the position include:

  • Providing a strong editorial vision representative of the goals of the Societies and the Journal.
  • Responsibility for the scientific content of the journal, maintaining and enhancing the journal’s high standards for authoritative, innovative, and top-quality research.
  • Monitoring and ensure the fairness, timeliness, thoroughness, and civility of the peer-review editorial process.
  • Selecting and providing leadership for an esteemed international Editorial Board whose knowledge base represents the topics covered in the Editorial Mission of the Journal.
  • Collaborating with the Societies to develop strategies that advance high-quality content.
  • Ensuring proper manuscript flow to guarantee on-time publication, and soliciting content and/or editorials as appropriate.
  • Making final publishing decisions on submitted manuscripts.
The position requires the Editor-in-Chief be viewed as an expert and thought leader in gynecological oncology with a broad background in the disease and clinical medicine. Candidates should possess strong leadership qualities, intellectual vision, organizational abilities, and experience relevant to editing a leading medical journal. Candidates must possess excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, and a wide network of professional contacts. A managing editor supports the Editor-in-Chief and journal operations.

The new Editor-in-Chief will officially assume responsibility for the Journal on January 1, 2019, but must be prepared to help facilitate the editorial transition beginning on September 1, 2017, as Deputy Editor. The initial term is 5 years (2019-2023), with the possibility of one extension.

Please click here for detailed information about the Journal and the role of Editor-in-Chief, along with the application process, timeline, and other pertinent information. Individuals interested in the position are encouraged to apply and complete the essential information.

We are excited about the future of IJGC and the role of a new Editor-in-Chief.

Sincerely,

 
Michael Quinn, AM, MGO
IGCS President 
 
David Cibula, MD, PhD
ESGO President