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Journal of Dental Research editor-in-chief stepping down

ALEXANDRIA, Va., U.S.: Founded in 1919, the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) is a multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge in all sciences relevant to dentistry and the oral cavity and associated structures in both health and disease. After ten years at the helm as editor-in-chief, Prof. William Giannobile will be stepping down in 2020, and the search for a new leader has begun. The position is available from April 2020 and carries an annual stipend.

Speaking about his time at JDR, Giannobile said, “Serving as JDR editor-in-chief has been an amazing opportunity and one of the most rewarding endeavors in my professional career. I believe that now is the time to bring forth the next round of leadership. I have been able to accomplish the major objectives set out for me to advance the journal and to leave it in a place where a fresh perspective can bring the journal to even greater heights. I feel privileged to have been able to follow such capable and forward-thinking editors who have made the JDR the leading source of research findings for over a century.”

International Association for Dental Research (IADR) President Dr. Rena D’Souza said that Giannobile, in collaboration with his editorial team, brought the JDR to new heights by enhancing the peer review process with rapid and high-quality reviews. “The journal’s metrics have exceeded all of our expectations, securing JDR as the go-to journal for dental, oral and craniofacial research excellence,” added American Association for Dental Research (AADR) President Dr. Maria Ryan.

The JDR is jointly owned by the IADR and the AADR and the position of editor-in-chief is a part-time role. Responsible for the editorial duties, including review and acceptance of manuscripts, in cooperation with associate editors, reviewers and an editorial board, the editor-in-chief works closely with the IADR/AADR global headquarters publications staff and the commercial publishing partner, SAGE Publications. The editor-in-chief is also a member of the IADR and AADR boards of directors and councils and the IADR/AADR Publications Committee.

According to the IADR and AADR, the new editor-in-chief must have a distinguished record of scientific accomplishment reflected in peer-reviewed publications, with a dental degree and/or a PhD. Previous experience as an editor or associate editor is also desirable. Interested applicants are requested to submit a letter of interest, a two-page vision statement detailing how they will lead and further improve the journal, a comprehensive curriculum vitae and contact information for three colleagues who will provide letters of reference. Applications close August 30, 2019.

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