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“Methods” Student Editorial Board

The Student Editorial Board of Methods of Information in Medicine is now accepting applications from trainees for the new term (2010-2011). The deadline for applications is December 13, 2009.Methods logo

The Journal Methods of Information in Medicine – an official IMIA publication – is now accepting applications from trainees who would like to be considered for the Student Editorial Board. The goal of the Student Editorial Board is to learn, understand, and participate in the peer review process of submitted manuscripts that are considered for publication. The Student Editorial Board will provide outstanding trainees with a mentored opportunity to learn and experience the various aspects of the peer review process.

Applicants from all countries are eligible to apply if they are enrolled as a trainee in a graduate degree granting or post-doctoral training program. Members of the Student Editorial Boards are expected to

* demonstrate critical thinking;
* have experience in a biomedical/health informatics-related field (in a broad sense);
* have experience in aspects of scientific writing and communication;
* understand research design and basic concepts of biostatistics; and
* have a good mastery of the written English language.

Members of the Student Editorial Board are not expected to graduate (terminal degree) or complete their post-doctoral training during their term of appointment and are not on a student editorial board member of another journal.

The Student Editorial Board will include up to six members each year. The selection process is competitive and selected applicants will be appointed to a one-year term, renewable to a second-year term by mutual agreement. During the appointment period members of the Student Editorial Board will receive educational material, instruction, and feedback about peer review, and actively participate in the review of 3-5 manuscripts per year.

The application deadline is: December 13, 2009. A zipped file that includes the application material can be obtained from the Journal’s website:  http://www.schattauer.de/methods-seb.html

The application information includes:

* Invitation for Application
* Application form
* Instructions for Letter of support from the Director of Training Program or research advisor

All application material needs to be submitted to the Journal’s Editorial Office (ed@MethodsInfMed.org) by the deadline (December 13, 2009). If you have any questions please direct them to Ina Hoffmann (ed@MethodsInfMed.org).

November 9, 2009 - Posted by | IMIA, journals | , , ,

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