Call for Applications


The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) has approved the formation of a Publications Editorial Board (PEB) to manage and oversee position paper conception, development and publication of position papers of the Society’s. 


Application Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2019

Overview
The PEB will consist of ten members, not including the Director of Publications.  PEB members are to serve a two-year term and are eligible to serve a maximum of three consecutive terms.  Membership of the PEB should reflect the diversity of the Society including, but not limited to, gender, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, professional discipline, and geographic spread.  Appointments are to be determined by the Director of Publications with approval of the President of the Society and the concurrence of the SAHM Board of Directors (BOD). 

The PEB will be convened five times per year via teleconference, and meet in-person at the SAHM Annual Meeting. PEB members will be expected to keep in contact with their assigned author groups throughout the duration of the development, review and approval process.  

An applicant must be a SAHM member to apply and have demonstrated experience in scientific writing and editing. 

Note: To allow for the membership terms of the Publications Editorial Board (PEB) to be staggered, only five members will be appointed to the PEB in 2019 with plans to appoint five additional members in 2020. 

Application Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2019

To apply, please submit a one-page letter of interest, citing your interest in the position along with a copy of your CV to SAHM Executive Director, Ryan Norton by Monday, April 15, 2019

Overall Roles and Responsibilities of the PEB
The PEB shall be responsible for:

  • Preserving and enhancing the Society's reputation as a trusted source of high-quality information on adolescent and young adult health
  • Providing leadership in the development of position papers for the Society
  • Assessing need, quality and content of letter of intents for position papers of the Society, and reporting its findings to the BOD for their review and approval
  • Assessing editorial quality and content of position papers of the Society, and reporting its findings to the BOD for their review and approval
  • Overseeing the ongoing development of efficient procedures for the conception, development, review and approval processes of position papers


Responsibilities related to position paper development and review processes
The PEB shall be responsible for: 

  • Recommending (in consultation with the BOD and membership when needed) appropriate authors for position papers
  • Maintaining  the highest standards of peer review, in line with the current guidelines from relevant bodies (e.g. International Council of Medical Journal Editors)
  • Recommending and consulting experts for peer review of position papers
  • Monitoring and communicating developments and timelines of position papers to the authors and BODs
  • Reviewing and making recommendations to the BOD on any changes to previously published position papers 


PEB Reporting Structure

  • The PEB reports to the BOD via the Director of Publications
  • The Director of Publications will serve as a liaison between (i) PEB members and the BOD & the Society’s staff and between (ii) the PEB and authors of position papers
  • The Director of Publications will assign (when appropriate) a PEB committee member (referred to as the representative) to serve as a liaison with authoring group. The Director of Publications will support and oversee the liaison activity
  • The Director of Publications will present intent documents and draft position papers to the SAHM BOD for approval at scheduled BOD meetings, as needed 
  • Reports are presented to the BOD by the Director of Publications at the annual Spring BOD Meeting and as needed during other BOD meetings (in-person or conference calls) throughout the year
  • Annual reports are presented to the membership by the Director of Publications during the Annual Meeting

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