Shape Meetings and Journals Content

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. 

Accepting Applications

ASM Journals Editors in Chief (Deadline: Sept. 24, 2021)
The ASM Journals Editors in Chief are responsible for the overall scientific strategy and development of their individual journal titles. They oversee the editorial board and ensure the high quality standards of the ASM Journals program.

Commitment

  • 5 year term, renewable once.
  • Time commitment per month varies.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • All Editors in Chief are expected to serve on the ASM Journals Committee that meets twice per year. 
  • Attend Journals Committee and Editorial Board meetings and, occassionally, meetings of the Publishing Committee. 

Eligibility

  • 3 consecutive years of ASM membership
  • Career level eligibility varies, please refer to the specific nomination call.  
  • Field of expertise varies, please refer to the specific nomination call.

Nomination and Selection Process

  • Both nominations and self-nominations are accepted.
  • The ASM Journals Committee forms search committees to evaluate nominations and manage the selection process.  


 

Currently Closed

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.

Reviewer for "Opportunities and Challenges of Online Instruction" JMBE Special Issue

Reviewers will participate in manuscript review for the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education's "Opportunities and Challenges of Online Instruction" 2022 special issue at the discretion of the Special Issue Editor. We are seeking individuals who have expertise in teaching, learning, assessment, design, mentorship and training within the online environment, as well as in affective areas that are of particular relevance to the current higher education climate (e.g. teacher-student relationships and interaction, motivation, peer-peer interactions at a distance, etc.).

Commitment

  • Oct. 2021 – Feb. 2022.
  • 5 hours per month.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Complete review assignments in a timely manner.
  • Respond to requests from editor.

Eligibility

  • Expertise in teaching, learning, assessment, design, mentorship and training within the online environment, as well as in affective areas that are of particular relevance to the current higher education climate (e.g. teacher-student relationships and interaction, motivation, peer-peer interactions at a distance, etc.).
  • Demonstration of knowledge and leadership for evidence-based teaching in higher education.
  • ASM membership is not required.

Application/Nomination/Selection Process

  • Submit your first and last name, mailing address and email address by Aug. 15, 2021 to be considered.

 

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