Position Announcement - Mentored Editor


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The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB) is inviting applications to its inaugural Mentored Editorship Program. The successful candidate will work closely with Associate Editors and the Editor in Chief (EiC) to participate in the JNEB editorial peer-review process.

The Mentored Editor (MEd) position requires a 2-year commitment, where they will learn to handle the range of manuscript types submitted to JNEB. After training with the EiC, managing editor, and publisher, the MEd will go through 4 mentoring rotations, each with a different JNEB Associate Editor. In collaboration with the Associate Editor mentor, the MEd is expected to manage 1-3 manuscripts per rotation, including assessing manuscript fit, identifying ad hoc reviewers, appraising reviews and rebuttals, and writing reports to communicate decisions and their rationale to authors. The MEd will also participate in regular JNEB staff activities and attend Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Journal Committee meetings as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience as a peer reviewer in nutrition education and behavior or related field
  • Hold a doctoral-level terminal degree, e.g., EdD, PhD, MD

How to Apply:

Application review will begin on May 27th. Applicants must submit the following materials using this Application Form:

  1. Cover letter (describing related experience and how the MEd experience advances the candidate’s career goals)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Declaration of conflict of interests
  4. Description of activities in publishing and reviewing.

Special consideration will be given to early-career scholars and those from underrepresented groups. If selected, the successful candidate will have to provide correspondence from their supervisor or department chair supporting the appointment. Please see Position Description below for more information.

For questions about this opportunity, please contact the Editor-in-Chief, (editor@jneb.org), or the Mentored Editorship Subcommittee chair, (medchair@jneb.org).


Position Description 

Mentored Editor 

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 

The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB), the official peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, since 1969, serves as a global resource to advance nutrition education and behavior-related research, practice, and policy. JNEB publishes original research, as well as papers focused on emerging issues, policies and practices broadly related to nutrition education and behavior. These topics include, but are not limited to, nutrition  education interventions; theoretical interpretation of behavior; epidemiology of nutrition and health; food systems; food assistance programs; nutrition and behavior assessment; and public health nutrition. Strategies to implement nutrition education, such as policy, systems, and environmental approaches or technological advances are also considered. Skill development within interventions, such as food procurement and culinary expertise; physical activity partnered with nutrition education; and strategies to reduce food insecurity are valued. 

The Mentored Editor (MEd) participates in the JNEB’s editorial process. In close collaboration with the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors, the MEd is responsible for co-managing manuscript submissions, including assessing manuscript fit, identifying ad hoc reviewers,  appraising reviews and rebuttals, and writing reports to communicate decisions and their  rationale to authors. 

This is a 2-year volunteer position, organized in 4 mentoring rotations, each with a different  JNEB Associate Editor mentor. In each rotation, the MEd is expected to co-manage 1-3  manuscripts, investing sufficient time to evaluate the manuscripts, foster the reviews, and create decisions. Due to the nature of these responsibilities, the time commitment will range from 0 to 5  hours a week. Other position activities include familiarizing with the JNEB Associate Editor  Handbook, participating in regular JNEB staff activities, and attending SNEB Journal Committee meetings. 

The Mentored Editor sets learning goals and undergoes a quarterly assessment of progress towards goals with the Editor-in-Chief. The MEd also receives a mid- and end-of-rotation assessment of progress towards goals by Associate Editor mentors and engages in a self assessment of performance at the end of the first and second year on the program. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Experience as a peer reviewer in nutrition education and behavior or related field
  • Hold a doctoral-level terminal degree, e.g., EdD, PhD, MD 

Application: 

The application review will begin on May 27th. Applicants must submit the following materials using this Application Form: (1) cover letter (describing related experience and how the MEd experience advances the candidate’s career goals), (2) curriculum vitae, (3) declaration of conflict of interests, (4) description of activities in publishing and reviewing.

Special consideration will be given to early-career scholars and those from underrepresented groups. The MEd is to provide correspondence from their supervisor or department chair supporting the appointment. 

For questions about this opportunity, please contact the Editor-in-Chief, (editor@jneb.org), or the Mentored Editorship Subcommittee chair, (medc@jneb.org).