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EHJ-QCCO: Call for new Editor-in-Chief

The European Society of Cardiology is seeking highly engaged and motivated candidates for the position of editor-in-chief.

Application deadline: 27 January 2023



The Journal

The European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes (EHJ QCCO), is a peer-reviewed journal of the European Society of Cardiology publishing cardiovascular outcomes research and is closely allied to the Brussels-based European Heart Health Institute.

Aims and Scope

As an international journal of the European Society of Cardiology, dedicated to publishing original research and topical reviews from health scientists around the world, the journal focuses on quality of care as it affects cardiovascular outcomes in hospitals, as well as at national and international levels.

The Person

The successful candidate shall be a highly regarded, international expert in quality of care as it applies to the cardiovascular healthcare field, with wide experience as an author, reviewer and senior editor roles. The candidate is also recognised for his/her team leading ability and ability to build other successful working relationships.

An enthusiastic clinical researcher in the field of quality of care (as it affects cardiovascular outcomes in hospitals) who is a widely published author in top-tier journals and who has extensive experience of being a journal editor would make an ideal candidate, as they would reflect the role of EHJ-QCCO in helping to advance the global cardiovascular health community’s knowledge in all aspects of quality of care.

The successful candidate must also be an ESC Member, ideally a fellow of the ESC (FESC).

The Role

•    Working with the ESC and the publisher to develop and implement a strategic plan for EHJ-QCCO, to ensure the journal meets agreed short- and long-term goals 
•    Enhancing and managing a team of handling editors and an international editorial board with clear responsibilities and roles 
•    Ensuring fast, efficient, fair, and transparent peer review
•    Acting to foster diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility within the journal
•    Maintaining high editorial and publishing standards for EHJ-QCCO
•    Commissioning key articles (e.g., editorials and reviews) as required
•    Stimulating submission of high-quality data from relevant trials and other key research 
•    Promoting the journal to peers e.g., through attendance at key webinars and, when possible, in-person conferences
•    Supporting efforts to grow the journal’s readership and usage 
•    Working with the publisher’s special sales department to highlight accepted articles with commercial potential and to approve any proposed adverts 
•    Working with the press officer, social media supervisor, social media editor and authors to highlight accepted articles meriting particular interest for dissemination via mainstream media, social media and other communication channels 
•    Ensuring that the Journal adheres to good publishing practice including, for example, excellent management of disclosure and/or potential conflicts of interest 
•    Joining the ESC Publications Committee and contributing to the development of an overall strategy for the ESC Journal Family
•    Within these responsibilities, consideration is given to establishing the journal’s impact and influence via various metrics. EHJ-QCCO can benefit from alternative metrics that are now becoming increasingly important when establishing a title’s value, so ensuring that usage and engagement remain high is important in determining EHJ-QCCO ‘s influence. 

How To Apply 

Candidate brief with details required for a formal application shall be supplied upon request. Prospective candidates must submit their formal application to the ESC Publications Department by 27 January 2023

Named contact:               Margot Lauret
Telephone:                       +33 48 98 72 073
Email:                                publications@escardio.org