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AAAAI Open Access Journal

Editor-in-Chief: 2021-2026

Application and Selection Process

The AAAAI is conducting a search for an Editor-in-Chief for a new Gold Open Access journal, The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: Gold (working title). JACI: Gold will publish reports describing original research—basic, translational and clinical—related to all aspects of allergy, immunology, and related fields. Its very broad scope will mirror the scope of its two companion journals, but in particular, it will emphasize providing a high-quality outlet for authors whose funders require them to publish in a Gold Open Access journal. Hence one of the new journal’s hallmarks will be geographic diversity with an emphasis on global and regional research and practice.

View the complete job description and aims and scope of JACI: Gold.


March 31, 2021        Deadline for Applications
April-May, 2021        Interviews & Selection
June, 2021                  Invitation to Serve
July, 2021                   EIC begins work

Application Process

To apply for this position, send an email by March 31, 2021, to Rebecca Brandt, CAE, AAAAI Executive Director, The body text of your email must include:

Mailing address
Phone, fax and e-mail
Academic affiliation
Academic degrees
Faculty appointments
AAAAI membership status (membership required)

Attachments to be included with the email:
•    Candidate’s letter to the Board of Directors (500 words maximum) presenting qualifications for the position. Must address the following:
        o    Administrative and financial experience;
        o    Experience in journal workings including current and past editorial board experience and service as a reviewer;
        o    Leadership roles in AAAAI and other professional societies.            
•    Proposal for the 2021-2026 term including:
        o    Brief vision statement for the journal (250 words maximum);
        o    Describe short term and long term plan for the JACI: Gold (750 words maximum)
•    Current CV;
•    Letter of nomination from AAAAI member (preferably from past or current AAAAI Board member);
•    Three letters of recommendation sent directly to─two from Fellows (FAAAAI) of the AAAAI, and one from department or institution’s chair.

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