Call for applications, JCI Insight Editor, 2019-2024

The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) seeks an Editor in Chief to lead JCI Insight. The journal was launched in 2016 to support the ASCI’s mission of publishing impactful biomedical research, along with the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI).

About the Journal

JCI Insight is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the publication of research in all biomedical specialties, ranging from preclinical to clinical studies. While JCI Insight is complementary to the JCI, and both journals are governed by ASCI policies, the Editors and their boards are independent. JCI Insight draws submissions directly and considers submissions previously evaluated by the JCI and other journals. The journal, which the ASCI self-publishes along with the JCI, is online only and freely available to all readers and is supported by publication fees.

Duties of the Editor

The Editor is responsible for: determining the scientific content of JCI Insight; ensuring the quality and integrity of publications; assembling and leading an editorial board to handle research submissions; and meeting goals set by the ASCI Council and Publications Committee.

The selected candidate will have responsibilities that include service on the Council. The term of office is 5 years and begins September 2019.

Eligibility of the Editor and Editorial Board

To be considered for the position of Editor, a candidate must:

  • be a member of the ASCI
  • demonstrate a strong scientific track record

For the proposed Editorial Board:

  • At least two-thirds of the proposed board must be ASCI members (active or senior) in good standing
  • Multi-institution applications are encouraged

Application timeline

  • October 31, 2018: Letters of intent (LOI) due. Applicants submitting LOI will receive an operational overview of the ASCI and JCI Insight for use in developing full applications.
  • January 10, 2019: Full applications due.
  • March 4, 2019: Finalists for the Editor position determined.
  • April 4, 2019: Editor Selection Committee interviews finalists in Chicago.

Full application requirements

The applicant should address the following areas in 5 or fewer single-spaced pages:

  • Describe your vision for the scientific scope of manuscripts published in the journal under your leadership, including scientific areas you see as priorities for JCI Insight and areas you see as opportunities for growth.
  • Provide details of any proposed editorial board members. Describe how you will ensure that the team has the breadth to handle submissions across all specialties and ranging from basic research to clinical trials and bioinformatics.
  • Describe how the proposed board will evaluate manuscripts and specific efforts to ensure scientific rigor, fair decisions, and timeliness. Additionally, comment on the criteria your board will use to select suitable articles to invite for transfer from the JCI to JCI Insight.
  • Describe how you will ensure that JCI Insight complements rather than competes with the JCI in the ASCI family of journals.
  • In the event that you cannot complete the duration of the term, describe the process by which a candidate to replace the Editor would be identified (subject to approval by the Council and a vote by the membership).

In addition, the application must include a letter from each proposed Board member stating a commitment to the role.

Submitting letters of intent and applications

Address materials to Kieren Marr, MD, Chair, Editor Selection Committee, and send as an attachment to


Contact Sarah Jackson, Executive Editor, at

Review of applications

An Editor Selection Committee will review applications, interview candidates, and recommend a selection to the ASCI Council, which then submits the recommendation to a vote of the Active segment of the ASCI membership.

Editor Selection Committee


Kieren Marr, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Rexford S. Ahima, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Serpil C. Erzurum, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Andrew P. Fontenot, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Sarah Jackson, PhD (non-voting)
Executive Editor

Chaim Putterman, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Howard A. Rockman, MD
Duke University School of Medicine

Vijay Shah, MD
Mayo Clinic

Lorraine B. Ware, MD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine