Wolters Kluwer and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association are seeking candidates for the position of
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma (JOT). JOT is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal
devoted exclusively to the diagnosis and management of hard and soft tissue trauma, including injuries
to bone, muscle, ligament, and tendons, as well as spinal cord injuries. Under the guidance of a
distinguished international board of editors, the journal provides the most current information on
diagnostic techniques, new and improved surgical instruments and procedures, surgical implants and
prosthetic devices, bioplastics, biometals and biologics; as well as physical therapy and rehabilitation.
The position of Editor-in-Chief for JOT is a prestigious and honored role recognizing an individual’s
proven abilities and his/her knowledge in the discipline of orthopaedics. It also carries with it great
responsibility for fulfillment of an important part of the Society’s commitment to education and
research advancement to its membership and the orthopaedic community.
- Provide a strong editorial vision representative of the goals of the OTA and the Journal.
- Be responsible for the scientific content of the journal, maintaining and enhancing the journal’s high standards for authoritative, innovative, and top-quality research.
- Monitor and ensure the fairness, timeliness, thoroughness, and civility of the peer-review editorial process.
- Select and lead an esteemed international Editorial Board whose knowledge base represents the topics covered in the Editorial Mission of the Journal.
- In collaboration with the OTA, develop strategies to advance high-quality content in print and online.
- Ensure proper manuscript flow to guarantee on-time publication, soliciting content and/or editorials as appropriate.
- Make final publishing decisions on submitted manuscripts.
Candidates should be acknowledged as experts and thought leaders in orthopaedics and orthopaedic
trauma with a broad background in basic science and clinical medicine. Candidates should possess
strong leadership qualities, intellectual vision, organizational abilities, and experience relevant to editing
a leading medical journal. Candidates must possess excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, and a wide network of professional contacts. The Editor-in-Chief and journal operations are supported by a dedicated staff at Wolters Kluwer and its partner the OTA.
The new Editor-in-Chief will officially assume responsibility for the Journal on January 1, 2024 but must be prepared to help facilitate the editorial transition beginning on January 1, 2023. The initial term is 5- years, with the possibility of one 5-year re-appointment.
Interested individuals should submit an application package that includes:
- A succinct letter of interest and qualifications
- A current curriculum vitae
- Names and contact information for three references
- A vision statement of 750 words or less for the next five years of publication of the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Only complete application packages should be sent to:
- Please include “JOT Application” in the subject line
- All applications must be received by June 15, 2022
Incomplete applications will not be considered. All application materials will be kept strictly confidential. No phone calls please.