Background

2022 is the seventieth anniversary of the publication of Laboratory Investigation. Its 2019 Impact Factor is 4.197, and it ranks twelfth of 78 pathology journals in Journal Citation Reports. There were 686 new submissions in 2020; an acceptance rate of 17%; the average time in review was 20 days; and the average time to online publication was 18 days. 156 articles were published in 2020.

Dr. Gene Siegal has been a prestigious and outstanding Editor-in-Chief for the last thirteen years. His retirement from the position on December 31, 2022 mandates a search for a successor who will continue the evolutionary and visionary perspective that Dr. Siegal sustained.

The search for a new editor-in-chief will be conducted through an online application process. Candidates will be evaluated by a Search Committee and finalist interviews will be conducted at the 2022 USCAP Annual Meeting on March 18, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. The next Editor-in-Chief will begin working with Dr. Siegal on July 1, 2022, to provide a six month overlap.

The position of Editor-in-Chief is for a defined five-year term, renewable on positive evaluation, without a “hard stop”. At ten years of service the need and/or desire for succession will be considered.

Responsibilities

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for overseeing the scientific content of the journal and has final authority in all decisions regarding manuscript publication status. The Editor-in-Chief must be able to interact effectively with USCAP’s Managing Editor and her administrative assistants, the USCAP Publications Committee and its Chair, Editorial Board Members, contributing authors, the readership, Springer Nature staff, the USCAP design creative team and the Executive Vice President.

The Editor-in-Chief reports to the USCAP Board of Directors and the Executive Vice President.

Qualifications

  • Nationally and internationally recognized academic pathologist.
  • Must hold an academic faculty appointment, at least Associate Professor, preferably Professor.
  • A physician investigator who is advancing the practice of pathology and understanding of disease.
  • Proven track record on editorial boards and as an associate editor on similar peer-reviewed journals.
  • Active member of USCAP who preferably resides in North America and can leverage the academic activities of the membership and the meeting to fully realize the potential of the Journal.
  • Team builder and inclusive leader that will be needed to lead an administrative team and Editorial Board.
  • Sufficient time and effort to match the editorial and administrative demands of a world class academic journal.
  • Visionary leader with an eye to the future of our discipline, its practice and investigation.
  • Forward-looking and innovative individual with creative approaches to publishing communicating and disseminating information.
  • Dynamic individual who can build bridges with other academic and professional organizations.
  • Has reputation for fairness, open mindedness, and academic integrity.
  • USCAP encourages Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace.

Deadline

December 31, 2021.