Newswise — RESTON, Va. — The search is underway for a new Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR®) editor in chief — one who will maintain its scientific quality and set its future direction.

The new editor will serve a five-year term beginning in January 2019 and will replace Bruce J. Hillman, MD, FACR, the current and founding JACR editor in chief. Hillman is stepping down at the end of 2018. A six-month transition period will begin in summer 2018.

The new editor in chief will manage peer review of all articles submitted, maintain its editorial board, and set an editorial vision that fosters growth in quality submissions and readership. Also, the new editor will maintain review time and acceptance rates to minimize time to publication, implement and apply editorial policies and provide a high level of quality in the editing process.

Applicants must be American College of Radiology (ACR) members and understand journal publishing issues, including online publication, open access and social media.

Interested individuals may send applications and questions via email to [email protected] by Dec. 31. Documented support in the form of a letter from one’s institution chair or practice head is required.

JACR is the official journal of the ACR and is radiology’s only peer-reviewed journal focused on issues relating to health policy, clinical practice, practice management, and training and education. Its 2016 impact factor is 2.993, ranking it 30 out of 126 journals in the Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging category, according to Journal Citation Reports.


About the American College of Radiology

The American College of Radiology (ACR), founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care.

To arrange an interview with any ACR member, please contact Shawn Farley at 703-648-8936, Maryann Verrillo at 703-390-9822 or email [email protected].