ICMJE Seeking New Member Journals from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) is seeking new member journals to be represented by their Editors-in-Chief. In this call for applications, we are specifically considering only candidates from journals based in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia as defined by the World Bank's World by Region Map WDI - The World by Income and Region (worldbank.org). Information about the ICMJE is available at www.icmje.org.

Candidates and their affiliated journals must meet the following criteria:

  • Peer reviewed, general medical journal
  • Editor who is knowledgeable about publication ethics
  • Editor who expects to be in this position for at least 3 years
  • Editor who can be relied upon to respond promptly to and participate in Committee e-mail discussions throughout the year.

To apply, editors-in-chief of interested journals should submit their electronic applications by Friday September 20, 2024 at https://forms.acponline.org/webform/online-application-form-new-member-journals.

The following will be required for your application:

  • Editor-in-Chief's brief curriculum vitae (to be up-loaded).
  • Description of journal (500 words, maximum). Include the journal's age, sponsor/publisher, publishing model (e.g., subscription model, author pays, open access), target audience, circulation, number of manuscript submissions/year, acceptance rate, description of editorial and review processes, bibliographical databases where indexed, web site address if applicable.
  • Brief statement of how the journal and the ICMJE would benefit from this journal's joining (500 words, maximum)
  • Statement affirming that the current Editor-in-Chief is expected to remain in the position for at least 3 more years
  • Statement of assurance that the Editor-in-Chief will have financial support, and will be permitted, to travel to annual meetings held in the countries of ICMJE members. The 2025 meeting is tentatively scheduled to be held in Tunisia in the Fall (date to be determined)