After nearly six years serving the osteopathic medical profession as editor in chief of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Robert Orenstein, DO, announced he will step down at the end of the year. Dr. Orenstein will remain in a leadership role at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
The search for his replacement is underway, with a committee formed to identify an energetic and dedicated osteopathic physician to lead the JAOA in publishing high-quality research and reviews. The editor in chief also encourages submissions from colleges of osteopathic medicine and specialty colleges and is responsible for the overall advancement of the JAOA as the primary scholarly publication for clinicians interested in incorporating an integrative, comprehensive, patient-centered approach to improving health and clinical care.
In addition to overseeing the content of the JAOA, the editor in chief works closely with the JAOA editorial team, associate editors and the editorial board to develop a strategic plan and raise the profile and value of the journal. The editor in chief is expected to encourage scholarly activity throughout the profession, visiting colleges of osteopathic medicine and attending AOA events to articulate the value of publishing research with an osteopathic perspective.
The successful candidate should be a DO with an in-depth understanding of research, experience as a peer reviewer, and knowledge of publication processes.