New Senior JLB Board Positions Open

Nominations Welcomed for New Senior JLB Board Positions

As part of ongoing efforts to keep JLB competitive in the ever-changing scholarly publishing field, the Editor-In-Chief is leading changes to the Editorial Board. The goal is to 1) broaden our base of editors to reflect the global diversity of scientists publishing in JLB and 2) create more opportunities for SLB members to engage in the important work being done by JLB. JLB is now accepting nominations (either self- or member nominations) for the following 5 positions.  For all positions, candidates with editorial experience and/or those that have published in JLB are preferred.

  • One Chief Deputy Editor (stipend). This position will be responsible for managing the Editorial Board, including inviting new members and overseeing Board rotations. This is a key position and will report directly to the Editor-In-Chief. The Chief Deputy Editor will also coordinate with Deputy Editors to ensure that the Board is well staffed with scientists that are diverse in their areas of research, geographical regions, and perspectives. Candidates with academic/Industry seniority, editorial experience, and a passion for SLB/JLB are preferred.
  • One Deputy Editor for Social Media (stipend). This position will lead a team of editors working on a range of social media platforms in the US, Europe, and China. The Editor will be tasked with recruiting two Social Media Editors, promoting JLB content, author features, and targeted regional outreach. Candidates with existing science-based Twitter accounts and a strong following are preferred.
  • Three Senior Associate Editors (SLB meeting and travel benefits). These editors will be responsible for (a) supporting overall Board Management in conjunction with the Chief Deputy Editor, (b) overseeing selection of monthly JLB editorial features, and (c) overseeing/commissioning 2-3 Bench to Bedside reviews per year. JLB is seeking candidates with a broad range of expertise in the field and/or a diverse network for the Bench to Bedside role whereas Assistant Prof. and above will be considered for the other positions.

Please send nominations to [email protected] by July 15th and include:

1)        Nominee’s name, institution, and contact information
and, if self-nominating
2)        Nominee’s CV
3)        A statement of interest (300 words max.) expressing the position of interest and your vision of serving in the role.


Candidates will be reviewed and considered following the SLB Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion policy and will be contacted with appropriate follow-up by August 17th.