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As manuscript reviewers for ASM Journals and abstract reviewers and program committee members for ASM meetings, microbial scientists have the opportunities to weigh in on the latest science and shape the field. 

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Journal of Virology Editors

Position Overview

The Journal of Virology® (JVI) welcomes virologists (Ph.D. or equivalent) from across the globe to apply and join our Board of Editors. The initial term for this position begins on July 1, 2024. JVI publishes new knowledge about the viruses of animals, archaea, bacteria, fungi, plants and protozoa. Investigators in all areas of basic, applied and translational virology are invited to submit manuscripts on topics important for virologists and society in general. 

We are looking for individuals with broad expertise in fundamental and applied virology to cater to the diverse science portfolio of JVI and are specifically seeking editors in these areas: hepatitis viruses; retroviruses, ERVs, lentiviruses, HTLV; flaviviruses and (re-)emerging arboviruses viruses; viral oncogenesis, particularly related to hepatitis and retrovirus infection.

Commitment 

  • 5 years.
  • Manage the peer-review process for approx. 8-12 manuscripts per month.

Responsibilities and Expectations  

  • We seek to build a board of editors that is diverse in expertise, race and ethnicity, geography and institution or employer.
  • Support fostering equitable and inclusive practices in handling manuscripts and interacting with authors, other editors, reviewers and staff of JVI.
  • Besides scientific merits, we will pay close attention to your views on equitable science.
  • Independent scientific investigator working in academia, government, nonprofit research institutions or in the industrial sector.

Eligibility

  • Be a senior investigator (e.g., associate or full professor,or equivalent; government research scientist or administrator in any employment sector). At present, students and postdoctoral researchers are not eligible to apply.
  • Have a primary area of interest or interdisciplinary studies within virology.
  • ASM member or willingness to become a member.

Application/Selection Process 

  • The deadline for submissions was May 3, 2024
  • Submit a 5-page curriculum vitae (CV) or a 2-page biosketch (see NIH Biosketch, NSF Biosketch).  
  • Submit a brief statement (<1 page) describing your vision as an editor and why you want to become a JVI editor.
  • Submit a brief (<1 page) diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) statement that specifically describes the ways in which you will address inequality and bias in the microbial sciences.
  • Applications are evaluated by the co-editors in chief and a small panel of current JVI editors with relevant expertise.
Each editor will receive a complimentary online subscription to the all-inclusive journals package and a yearly stipend.

The new editors will join a vibrant and dynamic team of virologists committed to the advancement of all aspects of virology. The journal provides a platform to pilot new initiatives to better serve the needs of our scientific community. Join us and help us build JVI!

Questions? Email jvi@asmusa.org.

Journal of Bacteriology Editor

Position Overview

The Journal of Bacteriology® (JB) welcomes microbiologists (Ph.D. or equivalent) to apply to join as editor. The initial term for this position begins on July 1, 2024. 

JB is looking for individuals with broad expertise in microbiology to cater to the diverse science portfolio of the journal. We are specifically seeking an editor whose area of expertise is in 1 of these areasmicrobiome; gut microbiota; microbial physiology; microbial regulation; bacterial physiology; bacterial cell biology.

Commitment 

  • 5 years.
  • Manage the peer-review process for approx. 6 manuscripts per month.

Responsibilities and Expectations  

  • We seek to build a team of editors that is diverse in expertise, race and ethnicity, geography and institution or employer.
  • Support fostering equitable and inclusive practices in handling manuscripts and interacting with authors, other editors, reviewers and staff of JB.
  • Besides scientific merits, we will pay close attention to your views on equitable science.
  • Independent scientific investigator working in academia, government, nonprofit research institutions or in the industrial sector.

Eligibility

  • Be a senior investigator (e.g., associate or full professor, or equivalent; government research scientist or administrator in any employment sector).
  • Have a primary area of interest or interdisciplinary studies within microbiology.
  • ASM member or willingness to become a member.

Application/Selection Process 

  • The deadline for submissions was May 1, 2024.
  • Submit a 2-page biosketch (see NIH Biosketch, NSF Biosketch), or a 5-page curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Submit a brief statement (< 1 page) describing your vision as an editor and why you want to become an editor at JB.
  • Submit a brief (<1 page) diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) statement that specifically describes the ways in which you will address inequality and bias in the microbial sciences.
  • Applications are evaluated by the editor in chief and a small panel of JB editors with relevant expertise.
Each editor will receive a complimentary online subscription to the all-inclusive journals package and a yearly stipend of $7,500.

JB provides a platform to pilot new initiatives to better serve the needs of our scientific community. Last year, JB launched Double-Anonymized Peer Review (DAPR) and the Active Contributor Track (ACT). JB also recently published special collections on the History of Microbial Model Systems and the ASM Conference on Biofilms

Questions? Email jb@asmusa.org.

Journal of Clinical Microbiology Editor

Position Overview

Journal of Clinical Microbiology® (JCM) welcomes microbiologists from across the globe to apply to join our Board of Editors. We are looking for individuals (M.D., Ph.D. or similar postgraduate degree) who are interested in advocating for their areas of expertise to be represented in the journal. 

Commitment 

  • 5 years.

Responsibilities and Expectations  

  • Peer review management for 5-8 manuscripts per month. 
  • Active participation in annual editor meetings.
  • Editors should be enthusiastic advocates for their areas of expertise.  
  • Editors should support equitable and inclusive practices in handling manuscripts and interacting with authors, the editorial board and staff of JCM. 
  • Optional: peer review management and author recruitment for feature articles (e.g., Point-Counterpoint, The Brief Case, etc.) 

Eligibility

  • Independent scientific investigators working in academia, government agencies, non-profit research institutions, hospital laboratories or in the industrial and private sector. Must be an associate or full professor (or equivalent); students and fellows are not eligible.
  • Expertise in clinical (diagnostic) microbiology, with significant experience in 1 or more of the following areas: bacteriology, laboratory automation, molecular diagnostics or antimicrobial susceptibility testing.

Application/Selection Process 

Each editor will receive a complimentary online subscription to the all-inclusive ASM Journals package and a yearly stipend of $10,000.

Questions? Email jcm@asmusa.org.

Journal of Clinical Microbiology Editor in Chief

Position Overview

ASM welcomes researchers and clinicians from around the globe to apply for the position of Editor in Chief of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology® (JCM). JCM is an internationally recognized journal publishing significant studies about laboratory tests and technologies, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, epidemiology of infectious diseases and innovative diagnostic methods that benefit the clinical microbiology laboratory. The initial term for this position begins on July 1, 2025. 

Commitment 

  • 5 years, renewable once.

Responsibilities and Expectations  

  • An active researcher or scholar with strong connections in the scientific and/or clinical community, recognized for their contributions.
  • Visionary—ability to create, articulate and implement a strategic vision for the journal. 
  • Strong leadership skills, fostering teamwork and energizing the editorial team, while partnering with ASM staff. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, known for positive and clear communication. 
  • Values diversity and effectively works with colleagues with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.
  • Exhibits strong time management skills and the ability to delegate responsibilities effectively. 
  • Maintains confidentiality, makes firm decisions and follows through promptly. 
  • Brings energy and enthusiasm to the role, with a deep commitment to the journal’s continued success.

Eligibility

  • We encourage applicants from all over the world.
  • Applicants must be active researchers in the field of microbiology.

Application/Nomination/Selection Process 

  • The deadline for submissions was April 18, 2024, with a decision expected by August. Apply by filling out our brief application form.
  • If you would like to nominate someone as a potential candidate, please email Melissa Junior, ASM Executive Publisher, at mjunior@asmusa.org.
  • Applicants must submit an NIH Biosketch, NSF Biosketch or short curriculum vitae (CV) (up to 5 pages). 
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) statement. 
  • Applicants are evaluated by the ASM Journals Committee and a small panel of relevant ASM staff. If you are shortlisted, an ASM Journals staff member will contact you.
Questions? Email jcm@asmusa.org.

mBio Editor in Chief

Position Overview

ASM is inviting applications for Editor in Chief of mBio, our premier, broad-scope, open-access journal, publishing since 2010. The successful candidate, beginning their initial term on July 1, 2025, will play a pivotal role in advancing the journal’s legacy of scholarly distinction. If you or a colleague have the following relevant qualifications, we hope you’ll consider applying, regardless of your geographic location.

Commitment 

  • 5 years, renewable once.

Responsibilities and Expectations  

  • Visionary—ability to create, articulate and implement a strategic vision for the journal. 
  • Strong leadership skills, fostering teamwork and energizing the editorial team, while partnering with ASM staff. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, known for positive and clear communication. 
  • Values diversity and effectively works with colleagues with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.
  • Exhibits strong time management skills and the ability to delegate responsibilities effectively. 
  • Maintains confidentiality, makes firm decisions and follows through promptly. 
  • Brings energy and enthusiasm to the role, with a deep commitment to the journal’s continued success.

Eligibility

  • We encourage applicants from all over the world.

Application/Nomination/Selection Process 

  • Apply online to be considered, and an ASM Journals staff member will contact you if you are shortlisted, or email nominations to the ASM Journals executive publisher, Melissa Junior, at mjunior@asmusa.org.
  • The deadline for submissions was extended to April 1, 2024, with a decision expected by June 2024.
  • Selected candidates will be asked to include a brief vision statement for the journal.

ASM Case Reports Editor in Chief

Position Overview

ASM Case Reports will explore new diseases, intricate disease progressions, the nuanced actions and effects of pharmaceuticals and the uncharted territories of outbreaks. The editor in chief, starting their 5-year, renewable term on July 1, 2024, will be instrumental in shaping the journal's direction.

Commitment 

  • 5 years, renewable once.

Responsibilities and Expectations  

  • Help select 4 editors and a global editorial board.
  • Ability to create, articulate and implement a strategic vision for the journal.
  • Understanding that the impact of their journal is dependent on the diversity of their authors, reviewers and editors, and plans to ask candidates to state their experience and commitment to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in their applications.

Eligibility

  • An active researcher or scholar with strong connections in the scientific and/or clinical community; recognized for their contributions. 
  • Strong leadership skills, fostering teamwork and energizing the editorial team while partnering with ASM staff.
  • Values diversity and effectively works with colleagues with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. 
  • Exhibits strong time management skills and the ability to delegate responsibilities effectively. 
  • Maintains confidentiality, makes firm decisions and follows through promptly. 
  • Brings energy and enthusiasm to the role, with a deep commitment to the journal’s success. 
  • The vision to shape the direction of ASM Case Reports, complementing ASM's existing research journals such as Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy and Journal of Clinical Microbiology.  
  • While previous editorial experience is beneficial, it is not mandatory. 

Application/Nomination/Selection Process 

  • Apply online to be considered and an ASM Journals staff member will contact you if you are shortlisted, or email nominations to the ASM Journals executive publisher, Melissa Junior, at mjunior@asmusa.org.
  • The deadline for submissions was Feb. 16, 2024, with a decision expected by June 2024.
  • Selected candidates will be asked to include a brief vision statement for the journal.

Global Open Call for mSphere Editors

The American Society for Microbiology welcomes applicants for the position of Editor of mSphere. We are seeking editors with expertise in any area of the microbial sciences. We encourage candidates from all geographic regions to apply.

We strive to build a board of editors that is diverse in expertise, gender, race and ethnicity, geography and institution or employer. We expect all editors to support fostering equitable and inclusive practices in handling manuscripts and interacting with authors, reviewers and staff of mSphere.

mSphere Editor Package 

Each editor will receive:
  • Waiver of article processing charge (APC) for 1 article in any ASM journal during each 3-year term served.

  • Complimentary online subscription to the all-inclusive journals package.

Eligibility

  • Applicants with relevant expertise and qualifications are welcome to apply, regardless of geographic location.

  • Applicants should be independent scientific investigators working in academia, government agencies, non-profit research institutions, or the industrial sector.

  • Students, post-doctoral researchers, and clinical fellows are not eligible.

  • Applicants should have expertise in any area of the microbial sciences.

  • Applicants should be committed to furthering the ASM goal of fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

  • Previous editorial experience is not required; training and support will be provided to those new to an editorial role.

  • Applicants are not required to be active ASM members but are expected to become members if selected to serve as Editor. ASM offers a Global Outreach membership at no cost to researchers located in resource-constrained countries.

What the Role Involves 

  • Editors serve their ASM community by ensuring a timely, fair and constructive peer review process.

  • Editors are expected to manage the peer review process for approximately 1-3 manuscripts per month.

  • Editors play a role in shaping the future of ASM Journals, operating under the leadership of the journal editor-in-chief and working collaboratively with the other journal editors and ASM staff.

  • Editors serve as ASM ambassadors, encouraging colleagues to support their society journal by submitting their best work.

  • Editors are encouraged to attend virtual meetings with the editor-in-chief and other journal editors and to provide feedback on the journal.

  • Editors serve a 3-year term, with option for renewal for up to 3 consecutive terms.

Nomination and Selection Process

  • Applications must be received by 11:59 pm ET May 19, 2023.

  • Provide a CV or NIH/NSF Biosketch and brief vision statement, including the area(s) in which you can provide the most expertise.

  • Provide a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement that specifically describes the ways in which you will address inequality and bias in the microbial sciences.

  • Applications to the board are evaluated by the editor-in-chief and a panel of senior editors.


Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education Open Call for Editor

The Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education® (JMBE) welcomes ASM members from all geographic regions who have a Ph.D. and experience in education research to apply for open editor positions, for a 3-year term starting July 1, 2023. We are looking for individuals who are committed to improving higher education in microbiology, biology and related disciplines. To learn about the journal’s scope, please see our website

JMBE provides a platform to pilot new initiatives, from mentoring early-career investigators in the editorial process to exploring approaches to better serve the needs of the science education community. Serving as an editor JMBE offers an excellent opportunity for professional advancement. As well, each editor will receive a complimentary online subscription to the all-inclusive journals package. Join us and help us build JMBE! 

Commitment 

  • 3-year term (beginning July 1, 2023).
  • Manage the peer-review process for 1-2 manuscripts per month on average. 

Responsibilities and Expectations

We seek to build a board of editors that is diverse in expertise, race and ethnicity, geography and institution or employer. We expect all editors to support fostering equitable and inclusive practices in handling manuscripts and interacting with authors, other editors, reviewers and staff of JMBE. JMBE Editors are expected to be familiar with current literature in STEM higher education. 

Eligibility 

  • ASM Member (or willing to become a member if nominated for an editor position).  
  • Senior investigator or higher education professional (e.g., associate or full professor, administrator or comparable role in the private or public sector; students and postdoctoral researchers are not eligible for editor positions). 
  • Have experience in discipline-based education research (DBER), have implemented innovative teaching tools in microbiology, or related areas, or have experience in the analysis and evaluation of new approaches in higher education. 
  • Have a professional interest in higher education research related to microbiology and biology education, or related areas. 

Nomination and Selection Process

  • Both nominations and self-nominations are accepted. 
  • Submit a short curriculum vitae (CV) (up to 5 pages). 
  • Submit a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) Statement that specifically describes how you address inequality and bias in science education (up to 1 page). 
  • Applications to the JMBE Editorial Board are evaluated by the editor in chief and a small panel of senior editors. 
  • Candidates who are not selected to become editors, and especially higher educational professionals who are at earlier stages in their careers, may be interested in serving as volunteer ad hoc reviewers, providing the mentoring and experience that could lead to subsequent editorial roles.  

Global Open Call for mSystems Editors

The American Society for Microbiology welcomes applicants for the position of Editor of mSystems®. We are seeking editors with expertise in omics technologies, microbiome studies, bioinformatics, computational microbiology and synthetic biology. We encourage candidates from all geographic regions to apply.

We strive to build a board of editors that is diverse in expertise, gender, race and ethnicity, geography and institution or employer. We expect all editors to support fostering equitable and inclusive practices in handling manuscripts and interacting with authors, reviewers and staff of mSystems.

mSystems Editor Package

Each editor will receive:
  • Waiver of article processing charge (APC) for 1 article in any ASM journal during each 3-year term served.
  • Complimentary online subscription to the all-inclusive journals package.

Eligibility

  • Applicants with relevant expertise and qualifications are welcome to apply, regardless of geographic location.
  • Applicants should be independent scientific investigators working in academia, government agencies, non-profit research institutions or the industrial sector.
  • Students, post-doctoral researchers and clinical fellows are not eligible.
  • Applicants should have expertise in omics technologies, microbiome studies, bioinformatics, computational microbiology and synthetic biology.
  • Applicants should be committed to furthering the ASM goal of fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
  • Previous editorial experience is not required; training and support will be provided to those new to an editorial role.
  • Applicants are not required to be active ASM members but are expected to become members if selected to serve as editor. ASM offers a Global Outreach membership at no cost to researchers located in resource-constrained countries.

What the Role Involves

  • Editors serve as ASM ambassadors, encouraging colleagues to support their society journal by submitting their best work.
  • Editors serve their ASM community by ensuring a timely, fair and constructive peer review process.
  • Editors play a role in shaping the future of ASM Journals, operating under the leadership of the journal editor in chief and working collaboratively with the other journal editors and ASM staff.
  • Editors are encouraged to attend virtual meetings with the editor in chief and other journal editors and to provide feedback on the journal.
  • Editors are expected to manage the peer review process for approximately 1-3 manuscripts per month.
  • Editors serve a 3-year term, with option for renewal for up to 3 consecutive terms.

Nomination and Selection Process

  • Applications must be received by 11:59 pm ET, April 20, 2023.
  • Provide a CV or NIH/NSF Biosketch and brief vision statement.
  • Provide a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) statement that specifically describes the ways in which you will address inequality and bias in the microbial sciences.
  • Applications to the board are evaluated by the editor-in-chief and a panel of senior editors.

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Open Call for Mycobacteriology Editor

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy® (AAC) welcomes clinicians, microbiologists, and researchers from across the globe to apply and join as an editor. We are looking for individuals (MD, PhD, PharmD or similar postgraduate degree) who are interested in advocating for their area of expertise to be represented in AAC. The current position is available for an editor with broad experience in Mycobacteriology.

As the journal grows, we intend to pilot several new initiatives, from mentoring early-career investigators in the editorial process to launching new article formats to serve the needs of microbiologists. Join us and help us build AAC.

We seek to build a board of editors that is diverse in expertise, race and ethnicity, geography and institution or employer. We expect all editors to support fostering equitable and inclusive practices in handling manuscripts and interacting with authors, the editorial board, and staff of AAC.

We expect editors at AAC to be independent scientific investigators working in academia, government agencies, non-profit research institutions, hospital laboratories or in the industrial and private sector. Besides your publication record, we are interested in your views on open access publishing and open science.

Commitment

· 5-year term, with potential for one additional term.

· Peer review management for 8-12 manuscripts per month.

Responsibilities and Expectations

· Editors should support fostering equitable and inclusive practices in handling manuscripts and interacting with authors, the editorial board, and staff of AAC.

· Editors should be enthusiastic advocates for their area of expertise.

· Each editor will receive a complimentary online subscription to the all-inclusive ASM Journals package and a yearly stipend of $10,000.

Eligibility

· Be a current ASM Member, or willing to become a member.

· Must be a nonstudent (e.g., associate professor, research scientist, faculty or administrator in any employment sector).

· Have a primary area of interest or interdisciplinary studies within mycobacteriology (e.g., Mycobacterium tuberculosis and/or non-tuberculous mycobacteria therapeutics and mechanisms of resistance, clinical pharmacology of anti-mycobacterial anti-infectives).

Nomination and Selection Process

· Applicants must submit a 2-page NIH Biosketch or NSF Biosketch, or a short curriculum vitae (CV) (up to 5 pages).

· Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) statement.

· Applicants should self-nominate by filling out the application.

· Applications are evaluated by the editor in chief and a small panel of AAC Editors.


Journal of Clinical Microbiology Open Call for Virology Editor

Journal of Clinical Microbiology® (JCM) welcomes clinical microbiologists from across the globe to apply to join as an editor. We are looking for individuals (M.D., Ph.D., or similar postgraduate degree) who are interested in advocating for their area of expertise to be represented in JCM. The current position is available for an editor with experience in clinical testing in virology. Broad expertise within this area is required, including molecular diagnostic testing.

We seek to build a board of editors that is diverse in expertise, race and ethnicity, geography and institution or employer. We expect all editors to support equitable and inclusive practices in handling manuscripts and interacting with authors, the editorial board, and staff of JCM.

We expect editors at JCM to be independent scientific investigators working in academia, government agencies, non-profit research institutions, hospital laboratories or in the industrial and private sector. Besides your publication record, we are interested in your views on open access publishing and open science.

Commitment

  • 5-year term, with potential for 1 additional term.

  • Peer review management for 5-7 manuscripts per month.

  • Willing to consider additional responsibilities, such as handling some feature articles.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Editors should support fostering equitable and inclusive practices in handling manuscripts and interacting with authors, the editorial board, and JCM staff.

  • Editors should be enthusiastic advocates for their area of expertise.

  • Each editor will receive a complimentary online subscription to the all-inclusive ASM Journals package and a yearly stipend of $10,000.

Eligibility

  • Be a current ASM Member, or willing to become a member.

  • Must be a nonstudent (e.g., associate professor, research scientist, faculty or administrator in any employment sector).

  • Have a primary area of interest or interdisciplinary studies within virology and clinical microbiology.

Nomination and Selection Process

  • Applicants must submit a 2-page NIH Biosketch or NSF Biosketch, or a short curriculum vitae (CV) (up to 5 pages).

  • Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) statement.

  • Applicants should self-nominate by filling out the application.

  • Applications are evaluated by the editor-in-chief and a small panel of JCM Editors.


Journal of Virology Minireview/Gem Editors

The Journal of Virology® (JVI) welcomes virologists (Ph.D. or equivalent) to apply to join as Minireview/Gem Editors. We are looking for individuals with broad expertise in fundamental and applied virology to cater to the diverse science portfolio of JVI. Three Minireview/Gem editor positions are sought. Responsibilities include recruiting or handling 8-12 Minireview or Gem articles each year of their term.

The new Minireview/Gem editors will join a vibrant and dynamic team of virologists committed to the advancement of all aspects of virology. JVI provides a platform to pilot new initiatives (from mentoring early-career investigators in the editorial process to launching new article formats) to better serve the needs of our scientific community. Join us and help us build JVI!

Commitment

  • 5-year term.

  • Solicit 8-12 Minireviews and Gem manuscripts per year and manage the peer-review process for these submissions.

Responsibilities and Expectations

We seek to build a team of editors that is diverse in expertise, race and ethnicity, geography and institution or employer. We expect all editors to support fostering equitable and inclusive practices in handling manuscripts and interacting with authors, other editors, reviewers and staff of JVI. Besides your scientific merits, we will pay close attention to your views on equitable science. We expect editors at JVI to be independent scientific investigators working in academia, government, nonprofit research institutions or in the industrial sector. Each editor will receive a complimentary online subscription to the all-inclusive journals package and a yearly stipend.

Eligibility

  • ASM Member or willingness to become a member.
  • Be an associate or full professor (or equivalent), government research scientist or administrator in any employment sector.

  • Have a primary area of interest or interdisciplinary studies within virology.

Application and Selection Process

  • Submit a 2-page biosketch (see NIH Biosketch, NSF Biosketch), or a 5-page curriculum vitae (CV).

  • Submit a brief statement (< 1 page) describing your vision as a Minireview/Gem editor and why you want to become a Minireview/Gem editor of JVI.

Journal of Virology Editor

The Journal of Virology® (JVI) welcomes virologists (Ph.D. or equivalent) currently serving as JVI editorial board Members to apply to join as editor. We are looking for an individual with broad expertise in fundamental and applied virology to cater to the diverse science portfolio of JVI. We are specifically seeking an editor whose expertise is in fungal and insect virology.

The new editor will join a vibrant and dynamic team of virologists committed to the advancement of all aspects of virology. JVI provides a platform to pilot new initiatives (from mentoring early-career investigators in the editorial process to launching new article formats) to better serve the needs of our scientific community. Join us and help us build JVI!

Commitment

5-year term.

Manage the peer-review process for approx. 6-18 manuscripts per month.

Responsibilities and Expectations

We seek to build a team of editors that is diverse in expertise, race and ethnicity, geography, and institution or employer. We expect all editors to support fostering equitable and inclusive practices in handling manuscripts and interacting with authors, other editors, reviewers and staff of JVI. Besides your scientific merits, we will pay close attention to your views on equitable science. We expect editors at JVI to be independent scientific investigators working in academia, government, nonprofit research institutions or in the industrial sector. Each editor will receive a complimentary online subscription to the all-inclusive journals package and a yearly stipend of $10,000.

Eligibility

ASM Member or willingness to become a member.

Be a senior investigator [e.g., associate or full professor (or equivalent), government research scientist or administrator in any employment sector].

Have a primary area of interest or interdisciplinary studies within virology.

At present, we are limiting applications to JVI Editorial Board Members.

Application and Selection Process

Submit a 2-page biosketch (see NIH Biosketch, NSF Biosketch), or a 5-page curriculum vitae (CV).

Submit a brief statement (< 1 page) describing your vision as an editor and why you want to become an editor of JVI.

Submit a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) statement that specifically describes the ways in which you will address inequality and bias in the microbial sciences.

Applications are evaluated by the co-editors in chief and a small panel of current JVI Editors with relevant expertise.


Clinical Microbiology Reviews (CMR) Call for Editors
Clinical Microbiology Reviews® (CMR) welcomes ASM members who have a Ph.D. and experience in parasitology or a broad range of experience in general microbiology for the open editor positions. We are looking for senior investigators (e.g., associate or full professor, government research scientist or administrator in any employment sector).

CMR is a top-ranked journal publishing authoritative narrative reviews on all subjects within clinical microbiology. Joining the board of editors allows the opportunity to help guide the direction of the journal and provide topical, comprehensive resources to the research community. 

Read CMR's scope

Commitment: 

  • 5 year term.
  • 1-3 articles monthly.

Eligibility:

  • ASM Member or willingness to become a member.
  • Senior investigator (e.g., associate or full professor, government research scientist or administrator in any employment sector).
  • Have a primary area of interest or interdisciplinary studies within the microbial sciences.
  • At present, students and postdoctoral researchers are not eligible to apply.

Nomination and Selection Process: 


Program Committee Member—ASM-ESCMID Joint Conference on Drug Development to Meet the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance

Position Overview

The ASM/ESCMID Joint Conference on Drug Development to Meet the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance Program Committee is responsible for organizing the scientific program. Co-sponsored by ASM and the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), this multidisciplinary conference highlights the challenges, opportunities and current requirements for antimicrobial drug development to address antimicrobial resistance. The ASM Meetings Department seeks to fill the position of 2 program committee members.

Commitment 

  • 2-year term, non-renewable: 2023-2024 term begins in November 2022.
  • 1-2 hours for monthly conference calls.
  • 8-10 hours annually for speaker outreach and session development.
  • 4-6 hours annually for abstract review and scheduling.   
  • Participant in virtual planning meeting (4 hours).  
  • Attend conference in Boston on September 19-22, 2023.   

Responsibilities and Expectations  

  • Develop and schedule the scientific program for the conference.
  • Identity session topics, invite speakers, develop session content and convene sessions at meeting.
  • Review, select and schedule abstracts in accordance with guidelines.
  • Participate in, and actively contribute to, committee meetings and conference calls.
  • Complete assignments on schedule.
  • Assist chairs and ASM staff with ad hoc assignments.  

Eligibility  

  • Current ASM membership.
  • Preferred prior experience serving on a committee, convening a session and/or reviewing abstracts for ASM or another scientific society.
  • Demonstrates a high level of productivity with a distinguished record of contributions as a recognized leader in the AMR community.

Application/Nomination/Selection Process   

  • Complete online application by December 16, 2022.
  • Both nominations and self-nominations are accepted. For nominations, please confirm candidate is interested in serving prior to nominating.

ASM Microbe Program Committee Co-Chair (Basic Science)

Position Overview

ASM Microbe drives discovery, innovation and collaboration across the full spectrum of microbiology. Be a part of the community making an impact on the intersections of science, industry and policy.
 
The ASM Microbe Program Committee Co-Chairs are responsible for organizing the scientific program and communicating with the committee members. One co‐chair has clinical training in microbial sciences, while the other provides basic science expertise to balance the needs of the committee. Terms are staggered for consistency. The ASM Meetings Department seeks to fill the position of 1 program committee co-chair with oversight of the basic science tracks.  

Commitment 

  • 2-year term, non-renewable; 2023-2024 term begins in June 2022.
  • 1-3 hours monthly for conference calls.
  • 20-25 hours annually for program development oversight and committee management.
  • 10-15 hours annually for abstract and award review. 
  • 2 annual meetings: virtual planning meeting (6 hours—Aug.) and on-site planning meeting at ASM Microbe (8-10 hours—June).  

Responsibilities and Expectations  

  • Serve as a thought leader and content expert for the program committee to ensure integrity of the scientific program. 
  • Collaborate with clinical co-chair on all responsibilities.
  • Oversee the basic science tracks and provide guidance and support to track leaders.
  • Actively engage in committee meetings and conference calls.
  • Oversee the review, selection and scheduling of abstracts and travel awards in accordance with guidelines. 
  • Monitor performance levels within the program committee and provide coaching to assist members in achieving expectations. 
  • Assign committee members to ad hoc assignments.
  • Assist ASM staff with oversight of program deadlines.
  • Recruit and select program committee members with transparency, equity and inclusion.

Eligibility  

  • Current ASM membership
  • Senior scientist recognized as a leader in the microbiology community with a distinguished record of contributions.
  • Prior experience serving on a program committee for ASM or another scientific society.

Application/Nomination/Selection Process (if applicable) 

  • Complete online application by May 27, 2022.
  • Both nominations and self-nominations are accepted. For nominations, please confirm candidate is interested in serving prior to nominating.
  • The current ASM Microbe co-chairs with oversight by the meeting strategy committee chair will evaluate nominations and manage the selection process.

Clinical Virology Symposium Program Committee Co-Chair

Position Overview

The Clinical Virology Symposium (CVS) Program Committee Co-Chair is one of two individuals responsible for organizing the scientific program and communicating with the committee members. The committee seeks to fill the position of 2 Program Committee Co-Chairs. The Clinical Virology Symposium is an international symposium that provides a forum for a meaningful exchange of ideas dealing with viral infections. This annual meeting brings together top biomedical scientists, physicians and laboratorians to discuss the latest in diagnostic virology, vaccine development and molecular diagnostics.

Commitment

  • 2-year term, non-renewable; 2023-2024 term begins in May 2022.
  • 1-2 hours monthly for conference calls.
  • 10-12 hours annually for program development oversight and committee management.
  • 6-8 hours annually for abstract and award review.
  • 2 annual meetings: virtual planning meeting (6 hours) and on-site meeting (2 hours).

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Serve as a thought leader and content expert for the Program Committee to ensure integrity of the scientific program. 
  • Collaborate with Co-Chair on all responsibilities.
  • Actively engage in committee meetings and conference calls.
  • Oversee the review, selection and scheduling of abstracts in accordance with guidelines. 
  • Monitor performance levels within the Program Committee and provide coaching to assist members in achieving expectations. 
  • Assign committee members to ad hoc assignments.
  • Assist ASM staff with oversight of program deadlines.
  • Recruit and select Program Committee members with transparency, equity and inclusion.

Eligibility

  • Current ASM membership.
  • Senior scientist recognized as a leader in clinical virology with a distinguished record of contributions.
  • Prior experience serving on a program committee for ASM or another scientific society.

Application/Nomination/Selection Process

  • Complete online application by April 25, 2022.
  • Both nominations and self-nominations are accepted. For nominations, please confirm, prior to nominating, that candidate is interested in serving.
  • The current Clinical Virology Symposium Co-Chairs with oversight by the Meeting Strategy Committee Chair will evaluate nominations and manage the selection process.

Clinical Virology Symposium Program Committee Member

Position Overview

The Clinical Virology Symposium (CVS) Program Committee is responsible for organizing the scientific program. The ASM Meetings Department seeks to fill the position of 5 program committee members, including 3 established scientists and 2 early career scientists. The Clinical Virology Symposium is an international symposium that provides a forum for a meaningful exchange of ideas dealing with viral infections. This annual meeting brings together top biomedical scientists, physicians and laboratorians to discuss the latest in diagnostic virology, vaccine development and molecular diagnostics.

Commitment 

  • 3-year term, non-renewable. 2023-2025 term begins in May 2022.
  • 1-2 hours for bi-monthly conference calls.
  • 8-10 hours annually for speaker outreach and session development.
  • 4-6 hours annually for abstract review and scheduling.
  • 2 annual meetings: virtual planning meeting (6 hours) and on-site meeting (2-hours).

Responsibilities and Expectations 

  • Develop and schedule the scientific program for the Clinical Virology Symposium.
  • Identity session topics, invite speakers, develop session content and convene sessions at meeting.
  • Review, select and schedule abstracts in accordance with guidelines.
  • Participate in and actively contribute to committee meetings and conference calls.
  • Complete assignments on schedule.
  • Assist Chairs and ASM staff with ad hoc assignments.

Eligibility

  • Current ASM membership.
  • Preferred prior experience serving on a committee, convening a session and/or reviewing abstracts for ASM or another scientific society.
  • Established scientist: A scientist that has demonstrated a high level of productivity with a distinguished record of contributions as a recognized leader in clinical virology, who also serves as a mentor and role model to early career scientist in their area of expertise.
  • Early-career scientist: A scientist within 5 years of appointment to a first position after highest degree earned.

Application/Nomination/Selection Process

  • Complete online application by April 25, 2022.
  • Both nominations and self-nominations are accepted. For nominations, please confirm, prior to nominating, that candidate is interested in serving.
  • The current Clinical Virology Symposium Co-Chairs will evaluate nominations and manage the selection process.

ABRCMS Abstract Reviewer

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) seeks abstract reviewers in 12 ABRCMS disciplines to lend their expertise selecting student abstracts to be presented at one of the nation’s leading STEM conferences for scientists from minoritized populations.

Commitment

  • Abstract reviews take place asynchronously over 4 days in September.
  • Expect to spend approximately 8 hours reviewing abstracts.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Reviewers can expect to review approximately 25 abstracts.
  • The review process is conducted asynchronously through an online portal.

Eligibility

  • Must be a postdoctoral scientist, research faculty member or research scientist.
  • Individuals are required to be active researchers, who spends at least 25% of their time doing research in one of the 12 ABRCMS disciplines.
  • ASM membership is not required.

Application Process

  • To indicate willingness to serve as an ABRCMS reviewer, please complete the ABRCMS Reviewer Intent Form by Aug. 30, 2021.
  • Potential reviewers will be asked to confirm their availability in early September.
  • Selected reviewers will receive assignments mid-September.

ASMCUE Microbrew Chair
The ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) Planning Committee is responsible for overall strategy and implementation of the meeting. The committee seeks to fill the position of Microbrew Chair. A microbrew is a short talk (15 minutes) about newly developed teaching tips or tools.

Commitment: 

  • 3-year term starting Oct. 2021, non-renewable.  
  • 2-5 hour time commitment per month.

Responsibilities and Expectations: 

  • Identify and recruit ad hoc reviewers for microbrews in accordance with guidelines. 
  • Lead planning meeting and follow through with members. 
  • Review and finalize microbrews in accordance with guidelines. 
  • Participate in planning committee meetings and follow through on assignments. 
  • Assist the committee and ASM staff as needed. 

Eligibility: 

  • Current ASM membership 
  • Prior experience as an abstract reviewer for society conferences (i.e., ASMCUE, ABRCMS, ASM Microbe), preferably for content related to teaching and learning. 
  • Attendance at ASMCUE within the past 3 years. 

Nomination and Selection Process: 

  • Both nominations and self-nominations are accepted 
  • The ASMCUE Planning Committee forms the search committee to evaluate nominations and manage the selection process