The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has an opening for an ASM Journals Fellow. The purpose of the fellowship is to conduct research and analysis in peer-reviewed scientific publishing. Specific research areas that have been initially identified include:
* Basic research projects, e.g., gender balance
* Service component, e.g., developing automated reporting tools for individual title stats
* Bibliometric research using HW Vizor tools, Web of Science, Scopus
* Best practices for big datasets referenced in journal articles, e.g., required deposits in repositories, annotation, open data policies, data sharing
* Calculate “sub-IFs” for microbial science papers
This is a unique opportunity for those interested in understanding and advancing rigorous scholarly publication in microbial sciences. The candidate will work closely with ASM’s incoming Journals Board Chair, Pat Schloss, PhD, and ASM Journals Director, Barbara Goldman, PhD.
ASM is the largest single life science society, composed of over 50,000 scientists and health professionals. ASM's mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences.
In pursuit of its mission, ASM currently publishes 17 scientific journals. The ASM journals are the most prominent publications in the field of microbial sciences, publishing articles that produce 52% of all microbiology citations and 27% of all microbiology articles. With over 90 years of experience, ASM journals are an authoritative source for the latest in microbiology research.