Newswise — The International Anesthesia Research Society announces the search for an Editor-in-Chief for its flagship journal, Anesthesia & Analgesia. A&A’s current Editor, Dr. Steven L. Shafer, will be stepping down in early 2016.

Anesthesia & Analgesia is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the practice of anesthesiology worldwide by reporting novel and rigorous clinical research. The position of Editor-in-Chief for Anesthesia & Analgesia is a prestigious and honored role recognizing an individual’s proven abilities and his/her knowledge in the discipline of anesthesiology.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES• Provide a strong editorial vision representative of the goals of the IARS and the Journal.• Be responsible for the scientific content of the journal, maintaining and enhancing the journal’s high standards for authoritative, innovative, and top-quality research. • Monitor and ensure the fairness, timeliness, thoroughness, and civility of the peer-review editorial process. • Select and lead an esteemed international Editorial Board whose knowledge base represents the topics covered in the Editorial Mission of the Journal.• Make final publishing decisions on submitted manuscripts.

APPLICATION PROCESSInterested individuals should visit for full information about the position and application process. Only complete application packages should be sent to [email protected] no later than JANUARY 31, 2014.

All application materials will be kept strictly confidential. No phone calls please.

About the IARSThe International Anesthesia Research Society is a nonpolitical, not-for-profit medical society founded in 1922 to advance and support scientific research and education related to anesthesia, and to improve patient care through basic research. The IARS contributes up to $1 million annually to fund anesthesia research; provides a forum for anesthesiology leaders to share information and ideas; maintains a worldwide membership of more than 15,000 physicians, physician residents, and others with doctoral degrees, as well as health professionals in anesthesia related practice; sponsors the SmartTots initiative in partnership with the FDA; and publishes the journals Anesthesia & Analgesia and A&A Case Reports.

About Anesthesia & AnalgesiaAnesthesia & Analgesia was founded in 1922 and was issued bi-monthly until 1980, when it became a monthly publication. A&A is the leading journal for anesthesia clinicians and researchers and includes more than 500 articles annually in all areas related to anesthesia and analgesia, such as cardiovascular anesthesiology, patient safety, anesthetic pharmacology, and pain management. The journal is published on behalf of the IARS by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), a division of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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