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Call for Associate Editor

Position title: The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy is seeking nominations for Associate Editor of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice (OPTP).

Committee/Task Force Charge: To conduct reviews on article submissions to insure publication of high quality work of interest to Academy of Orthopaedic Section members and the physical therapy community-at-large.

Term (duration): 3-year appointment; max of 2 consecutive 3-year terms

Time expectancy: Review of submitted articles (articles are approximately 3,600 words per article), estimate 2-4 articles to review per month. Email communication and possible phone calls with Editor and Managing Editor, maximum 2 times per month.

Travel requirements: If attending CSM, a face-to-face meeting would be scheduled; but not required.

Fiscal implications: None; the position does not offer any reimbursement or honorarium.

Essential requirements of position: Ideally all candidates will have experience in conducting article reviews through the peer review process and also have past experience of publication.

Duties include:

  1. Provide formal and informal feedback on OPTP to the Editor and Managing Editor.
  2. Assist in all article reviews.
  3. Assist in author recruitment, if necessary.
  4. Fulfill duties of Editor if the current OP Editor is unable to perform their duties.
  5. Be available for a formal review with Editor and Managing Editor, if attending CSM.

If interested in this position a candidate will submit the following:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Brief essay (500 words max) on how your talents and experience meet the position requirements

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity to serve the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, please submit your CV and brief essay to: Sharon Klinski, OP Managing Editor sklinski@orthopt.org no later than Wednesday, July 31, 2024

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