Scientific Editor I

Posted On: April 19, 2022

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Radiological Society of North America

Company Description

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is a non-profit organization and an international society of radiologists, medical physicists and other medical imaging professionals representing 31 radiologic subspecialties from 145 countries around the world. Based in Oak Brook, Illinois, RSNA was established in 1915. RSNA's organizational mission is to promote excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research and technologic innovation.

The Society hosts an annual conference in Chicago and develops educational resources such as courses, workshops, and webinars. RSNA also publishes five peer-reviewed radiology journals, offers quality improvement tools,] sponsors research to advance quantitative imaging biomarkers, and conducts outreach to enhance radiology education and patient care in low- and middle-income countries.
RSNA hosts the world's largest annual medical imaging conference, a five-day event starting the last Sunday of November at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago.

RSNA publishes five peer-reviewed journals: Radiology, offering radiology research and reviews; RadioGraphics, dedicated to continuing education in radiology; Radiology: Artificial Intelligence, highlights the emerging applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence in the field of imaging across multiple disciplines; Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging, emphasizes research advances and technical developments in medical imaging that drive cardiothoracic medicine; Radiology: Imaging Cancer, covers the best clinical and translational cancer imaging studies across organ systems and modalities, including leading-edge technological developments.

The RSNA journals are supported by a strong social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Job Description

Basic function: Assess provisionally accepted journal manuscripts for scientific quality, accuracy, and novelty. Apply understanding of complex medical/scientific concepts to review the science of others. Responsible for substantive scientific editing of Radiology manuscripts in conjunction with Editor and Deputy Editors. Performs in depth editing of targeted editorials and reviews to ensure clear communication and enforces manuscript-specific requirements.

Specific Responsibilities:

1. Works with the Editor and Deputy Editors of Radiology in scientific editing of manuscripts provisionally
accepted for publication, to identify and address needed modifications in manuscripts to ensure that they clearly communicate the information required by readers to assess the scientific validity of the research reported on, as well as the ability to reproduce its methods and to generalize from the results reported.

2. Communicates and collaborates with manuscript authors to obtain needed additional information and to clarify
information presented in the manuscript.

3. Ensures that the required structure for scientific reporting throughout the manuscript, as described in the
journal’s Instructions for Authors, are appropriately addressed.

4. Ensures that the conclusions reached by the manuscript authors are appropriate to and can be justified by the
research methods and findings described.

5. When assigned, works in the Editorial Office during the RSNA Annual Meetings, assisting the Editor,
reviewers, authors and other attendees as required.

6. Performs in depth editing of all non-research content, including targeted editorials and reviews, to ensure clear
and accurate communication that will be accessible to a general clinician.
7. Meets deadlines independently.
8. Keeps personal and general office records of material's progress through publication stages.

9. Works on other tasks as assigned.

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