The Academy is seeking a new editor-in-chief for the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: A Comprehensive Review (JAAOS).
John W. Frymoyer, MD, the first editor-in-chief of JAAOS, has decided to step down from the position as of July 31, 1997, which marks the end of his five-year commitment. Dr. Frymoyer was appointed in September 1992; the first issue of JAAOS was published in September 1993. The peer-reviewed journal is published six times a year. Articles in JAAOS review up-to-date knowledge regarding orthopaedic surgical and nonsurgical care.
Serving at the discretion of the Board of Directors, the editor-in-chief is responsible for maintaining and advancing the intellectual reputation of JAAOS and for the overall editorial direction and accuracy of content and illustrations. The editor-in-chief nominates the panel of associate editors, appoints members of the editorial review board and a panel of reviewers, ensures that the journal meets its publishing objectives, and authorizes the timely publication of peer-reviewed articles. The editor-in-chief also approves advertising content for each issue.
Individuals who wish to apply for the position should send their curriculum vitae and a covering letter discussing an interest in this position and evidence of editorial experience in orthopaedic journals or texts by November 15. Send the information to Editor-in-Chief Search Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 6300 N. River Rd., Rosemont, Ill. 60018. For further information contact Paul D. Psilos, PhD, managing editor, (800) 346-2267.