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Call for Applications for Co-Editor-in-Chief

29 Nov 2021 4:12 PM | Anonymous

Diseases of the Esophagus (DOTE)

The Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus

The ISDE seeks applications for the next Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Diseases of the Esophagus Journal.

Published continuously since 1986, DOTE is a leading journal in the field of esophageal diseases with a broad international readership. The journal covers all aspects of the esophagus – epidemiology, investigation and diagnosis, and multidisciplinary treatment. The journal includes clinical research papers, short reports, commissioned review articles, correspondence, book and equipment reviews, annotated abstracts and announcements of meetings.

The 2020 Journal Impact Factor™ for Diseases of the Esophagus is 3.429; the journal is ranked 59 out of 92 in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology category.

ISDE is seeking a surgeon with an international reputation and record of academic excellence in clinical research and wide and inclusive knowledge of the field of esophagology to guide DOTE’s development and advancement over the next 4-8 years. The successful application will demonstrate:

  • a strategic vision for the journal’s ongoing development;
  • a commitment to diversity, inclusion, access and equity;
  • the ability to work collaboratively with the editorial team, staff and publishers;
  • a clear understanding of trends in scientific journal publishing, including optimizing digital functionality and the deployment of social media channels;
  • an international network of colleagues; and
  • prior editorial experience.

Candidates should also have a deep understanding of the challenges faced by the field of esophageal diseases with a passion to build awareness and improve its visibility, expertise in current scientific methodology.

The Co-Editors-in-Chief are supported by the Managing Editor. Additional support and resources are provided by the publishing team at Oxford University Press (OUP) and ISDE Secretariat.

Open Co-Editor Position Description


Applications should include:

  • CV
  • A letter (maximum 3 pages) summarizing your vision and goals for DOTE over the next 4 years, with attention to how you would like to innovate and build on DOTE’s success and to how you will promote diversity, inclusion, access and equity within the journal and the broader esophageal community. See full job description for additional guidance on points to address in your letter;

Applications should be addressed to Mark Ferguson, Executive Director and sent to info@isde.net. All applications will be reviewed by the DOTE Co-Editor-in-Chief Search Committee.

Applications are due no later than January 15, 2022. Interviews will be conducted virtually in February 2022.

Affiliated Societies



International  Interdisciplinary  Everything Esophageal


The International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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