Call for Applications for Editor‐in‐Chief, Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology (VJPU)
ISSM’s Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology (VJPU) (https://www.vjpu-issm.info) is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing video content related to general sexual medicine, with a particular emphasis on surgical device implantation.
The journal welcomes all sexual medicine topics as well as “how I do it” surgical videos. The library of peer reviewed submissions includes extensive topics on penile prosthesis and urinary sphincter as well as such diverse sexual medicine subjects as how to make a surgical video, robot assisted vaso-vasotomy and communication skills in sexual medicine. We are proud that over 33,000 people from 131 countries have visited the VJPU in the seven years of its existence. More than 120 videos are already available on the open access platform. The Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology is self supporting, available to all in sexual medicine and presently not password protected thanks to our sponsors Boston Scientific and Coloplast.
The term of office of the current editor-in-chief will end with at the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine in Japan from September 16 to 19, 2020. The term of office for the new Editor-in-Chief of the VJPU will be 5 years, with the possibility of one 5 year renewal.
The Editor-in-Chief should have some prior experience serving on an editorial board and an understanding of the mechanisms of peer review and editorial decision making. Responsibilities of the Editor include the solicitation of video submissions, reviewing video submissions and abstracts, and recommending which peer reviewers should review the video submissions. The editor should be a well-published author. The Editor is also in charge of arranging the VJPU Workshops at the biennial World Meetings of the ISSM. The Editor will report to the ISSM Publications Committee and ultimately to the ISSM Board of Directors.
ISSM has employed a video manager who is in charge of the technical aspects and who supports the submission and reviewing process. The ISSM Executive Office is in charge of the communication and marketing and keeping the website up to date.
The VJPU Editor-in-Chief will be expected to raise viewership and revenues and ensure that the journal is at the leading edge of any online content delivery concepts.
It is expected that all members of the editorial staff of the VJPU have reviewed, understand and agreed to the contents of the Confidentiality, and Conflict of Interest Policy for Editorial Staff of the ISSM Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology (VJPU). Candidates will be disqualified if they receive US$100,000 or more (or equivalent in local currency) per calendar year from consultant fees or membership in advisory boards from any single industry-connected company or organization.
Applications must be submitted to the ISSM Executive Office (email@example.com) by April 10, 2020. The applicant must include a current CV. The applicant must also include the names and contact details of two referees.
Interviews of finalists will be held by the ISSM Publication Committee and ISSM Officers at a moment still to be decided. Originally this would have been conducted during the annual meeting of the 2020 AUA meeting held from May 15-18, 2020 in Washington, USA, but this meeting is cancelled, so alternative options are now sought.
A small compensation for the role of the editor-in-chief will be available.