Professor Marie Davidian, the current Biometrics Executive Editor, has served in this capacity since 2006, and per the IBS governance structure, she must step down at the end of 2017. Thus, a new Executive Editor must be identified, with term starting on 1 January 2018.

The IBS is seeking nominations for the new Executive Editor of Biometrics. Nominations should be submitted by 1 April, 2017. They will be forwarded to the Nominating Committee, whose members will make recommendations to the Executive Board. Please email the names of proposed nominees, along with a CV or a URL at which information on the candidate’s qualifications may be found, to IBS Executive Director, Peter Doherty.

Because Biometrics is the flagship journal of the International Biometric Society, and a journal with an established international reputation for publishing substantive methodological and applied contributions to biometrical research, not to mention an important point of pride for the Society, the task of selecting the next Executive Editor is crucial to the continued success and prestige of the journal.

Upon selection by the Executive Board, the new Executive Editor will serve a three-year term, with the possibility of one additional three-year extension. The Executive Editor role is predominantly administrative, and as such does not have scientific decision-making authority. The Executive Editor is the first point of contact for the publishers, and also co-ordinates (i) the annual appointment of Co-Editors; (ii) appointments to the Editorial Advisory Committee; (iii) working with the Executive Board to maintain the profile of Biometrics. Responsibilities include assisting with planning of the Biometrics Showcase session at the International Biometric Conference, and assisting the Education Committee with developing webinars and journal clubs. In addition, the Executive Editor manages the Editorial Office, currently run by Ms. Ann Hanhart at the University of Texas.

To review a full description of the responsibilities of this position, please click here.

The new Executive Editor (EE) should have editorial experience, ideally with Biometrics as a former Co-Editor. The EE must be efficient and organized, possess the people skills required to manage the editorial office personnel issues, and have an enthusiasm for developing and maintaining Biometrics as the flagship publication of the IBS.

Any questions regarding this process should be directed to the IBS Executive Director, Peter Doherty.