Call and Job description for the Editor-in-Chief of Insights into Imaging

Insights into Imaging is a fully open access journal owned by the European Society of Radiology and publishes educational articles, as well as scientific and best-practice knowledge in the field of radiology.

Prof. Robert Hermans will step down as Editor-in-Chief by the end of 2017, after serving in this position for 8 years since the foundation of the journal. During his term, the journal underwent a successful foundation process, a transition to the Springer Open platform, and has been sent to ISI to apply for an Impact Factor (still under evaluation).

The ESR Board of Directors wishes to identify the new Editor-in-Chief by March 2017, to facilitate a gradual hand over of responsibilities during the latter part of 2017; Insights into Imaging Volume 09 in 2018 will include the new Editor-in-Chief’s Editorial and choice of contents.

The post (3 years initially) is open to established professionals from radiology, working in a renowned institution. They should have a strong record in scientific and educational publication and activities, as well as experience with editorial work.

It is envisaged that the new Editor-in-Chief should be able to invest a substantial part of his/her professional week to the journal. Reimbursement conditions will be negotiated. The Editor-in-Chief will work in close cooperation with the editorial office, located in the ESR headquarter in Vienna.

Duties of the Editor-in-Chief:

  • Maintain the strengths and develop new potentials of the journal
  • Oversee all aspects of the journal’s peer-review process including but not limited to:
    • Attracting good paper submissions from the community
    • Employing all appropriate strategies to increase submissions and ultimately gain an Impact Factor
    • Prompt dissemination of submitted papers out for expert review
    • Prompt and courteous handling of decisions incl. queries and complaints
  • Identification of suitable topics for editorials and commentaries
  • Close co-operation with the editors of other ESR publications
  • Liaison with Editorial board and chairing of the annual meeting of the Editorial Board at the ECR
  • Provide encouragement of and feedback to all authors and reviewers
  • Report regularly to the ESR leadership on the performance of the journal
  • Visit international conferences and Editors’ meetings to promote the journal

Qualities required:

  • An international reputation as an educator in radiology
  • A wide knowledge of most branches of clinical radiology
  • An understanding of how radiological practice varies from country to country
  • Ability to network effectively with radiologists across Europe and worldwide
  • A dynamic, well-organised character with an ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • High standard of written and spoken English
  • Experience in editorial work 

Interested applicants should send in their curriculum vitae as well as motivation letter with their personal future perspectives and aims for the journal to


Applications (CV and motivation letter) should be returned by November 30, 2016.

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