DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Managing Editor, Arthritis & Rheumatology
POSITION SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:
The Manuscript Editor is responsible for detailed substantive editing of manuscripts accepted for publication in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Edit copy, most of which originates from non-native English speakers, for logic clarity, accuracy, language, and style
Ensure correctness of scientific/technical/medical terminology and adherence to journal style
Rewrite and reorganize sections of manuscripts to improve comprehensibility
Verify all data within articles for internal consistency and face validity
Review and revise tables for logical presentation of data
Review illustrations for consistency of data and for appropriate sizing and style
Review information provided by authors regarding their financial relationships with industry, and assess appropriateness/necessity of publishing the information
When editing articles, be attentive with regard to other potentially problematic legal/ethical issues, e.g., ghostwriting, copyright concerns
Correspond with authors concerning alterations, corrections, or questions
Work with little supervision and be responsible for all aspects of each article edited
Read and correct proofs of articles edited by others
Other duties as Managing Editor or ACR Executive Vice President may assign
Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of experience in scientific/technical/medical editing
Familiarity and comfort level with clinical and laboratory medical/scientific terminology
Ability to work with highly technical and specialized material
Ability to comprehend statistical/analytical concepts and to analyze large amounts of data for consistency and logic
Strong command of language, including grammar, syntax, and spelling
Ability to recognize and work with idiosyncrasies of various foreign languages
Ability to recognize elements of accepted articles that could raise legal/ethical concerns
Ability and willingness to work very independently
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Ability to interact and communicate effectively and professionally with authors, editor, and staff
The ACR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The ACR complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities or conducts business.
This is not a contract. The description and duties as they relate to this position are subject to change as reasonable business necessity dictates. In the event of such changes, a new job description may be created.
Internal Number: SP MEA-R
About American College of Rheumatology
The American College of Rheumatology's mission is advancing rheumatology. The organization is for physicians, health professionals, and scientists that meet the mission through programs of education, research, advocacy and practice support.
The ACR provides professional education for its members through several venues. The Annual Scientific Meeting, held each fall, is the premier scientific meeting devoted to the rheumatic diseases. This meeting draws thousands of rheumatologists and arthritis health professionals from around the world. A winter rheumatology symposium, spring clinical meetings, and other topical conferences round out the ACR's educational offerings.