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Volunteer

Last year our staff represented 11 Canadian Universities and we are eager to add more!

Eligibility: Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and medical students currently associated with a Canadian university or research institute, or who were members of HSI in the past. 

Benefits of Participation: Being a staff member of Health Science Inquiry  provides you with a unique opportunity to experience all aspects of the scientific peer-review process. This includes the review of submitted articles, developing written content for the journal, and even opportunities to be involved in marketing, sponsorship, and communications. All positions offer the chance to network with trainees across Canada from diverse backgrounds. Many staff members work closely with research institutes, scientific organizations, journals, and student groups offering a fantastic chance to network and learn. We provide an experience that will stand out on your CV!

Application Process: Interested individuals should send a cover letter indicating (up to 2) positions of interest and a CV to healthscienceinquiry@gmail.com. Applicants are reviewed by the editorial board and offers are communicated by e- mail. Senior Management positions are preferentially given to individuals with previous experience working for Health Science Inquiry but new applicants will still be considered.

We're currently recruiting: 

 

Editor-in-Chief

Reports to: University of Alberta Library Publishing Program 

Term: One-year remote part-time volunteer position from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021

Summary: The Editor-in-Chief is responsibile for Health Science Inquiry's overall operations from weekly tasks to long-term planning. The Editor-in-Chief supervises all aspects of the editing and production process of the annual journal volume. 

This is a remote position for current Canadian graduate students or post-doctoral fellows (including international students). 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

— Advertise volunteer opporunities to gradaute students across Canada. Recruit and facilitate training of junior editors, writers, production assistants, and other volunteers.

— Collaborate with fellow editors and marketing associates to advertise the journal's national call for submissions via e-newsletter and social media channels.

— Run editorial meetings as needed. Communicate with editors, reviewers, and authors to coordinate publication schedules and deadlines.

— Manage the journal submissions and reviewer database in Open Journal Systems (training available). 

— Provide editing, copyediting, and proofreading support when required.

— Work with the University of Alberta Library Publishing Program staff to address author questions or concerns. 

— Help complete the final edit of the volume for publication after senior editors and authors have completed their final revisions. 

— Oversee the article layout and production process. Prepare final documents for upload and publication on journal website. 

Qualifications: 

— Ability to communicate and work with diverse groups of people effectively. 

— Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, and organizational skills. 

— Experience with management or leadership roles is an asset. 

— Experience in scholarly publishing is an asset (e.g. authoring papers, working for a journal, or working as a reviewer). 

— Experience using Open Journal Systems and publishing/typesetting sofware (e.g. Adobe InDesign, LaTeX) is an asset but not required. 

— An interest in scholarly publishing, academic editing, or journal management. 

To Apply: 

Please send a short CV and a cover letter to healthscienceinquiry@gmail.com

Are you interested in the role, but have additional questions about the position (e.g. training, responsibilities, time commitment)? Send your questions to healthscienceinquiry@gmail.com

Position will remain open until filled.