MSRJ 2020 Leadership Transition Information

Dear MSRJ Members,

As our Transition Meeting is approaching over the next couple of months, we need to make preparations for the new Executive Board for the 2020-2021 year.

We will be holding elections to determine the leadership positions, and this email is for anyone who is interested in running for an E-board position! Being a part of the MSRJ board is a great leadership opportunity, has been very fun, and has come up on CV and residency interviews often!

Here are the available positions, with descriptions of each position at the end of this page:
M4 Exec Editor
M3 Exec Editor
SE Coordinator
JE Coordinator
Treasurer
PR Officer
Secretary
Fundraising Chair
PubMed/OJS Officer

If you are interested in running, please email me: kathleen.louis@msrj.chm.msu.edu with a brief statement of interest, and why you would be a good candidate (~1 paragraph). We will send this information out to all members once we receive all of the submissions.

We are asking that you respond by March 20th, so that we can have time to set up the election poll and have results by the Transition Meeting.

If anyone has questions, please feel free to email me

-Kathleen

 

 

Elected Positions

M4 Executive Editor

  • Eligibility: Any current M3 who will be an M4 in the coming school year.
  • Responsible for overseeing and providing guidance to Public Relations Officer.
  • Provide guidance to and oversee the Elective Team regarding recruitment of new members.
  • Serve with, and at the discretion of, the Executive Editor in Chief with respect to identifying and training leadership for the following year, including the 3rd year executive editor.
  • Perform executive reviews on submitted articles to determine if they will advance to peer review process.
  • Receive reports on article progress and issues on the Senior Editor level from Lead Senior Editor.
  • Assign articles to Senior and Junior Editors following Executive reviews.

M3 Executive Editor

  • Eligibility: Any current M2 who will be an M3 in the coming year who has a desire to serve as Executive Editor in Chief in their 4th year.
  • Responsible for overall management and supervision of Reviewer Management including online training article, letters of good standing, access to OJS training article.
  • Receive reports from Lead Junior Editor regarding article progress and issues on the Junior Editor level from Lead Junior Editor.
  • Responsible to assist EE-in-Chief and Tech Team with articles in preparation for the following year.
  • Responsible to assist Executive Editor in Chief with tasks related to managing the MSRJ.
  • Perform executive reviews on submitted articles to determine if they will advance to peer review process.

Senior Editor Coordinator

  • Eligibility: Must be Former SE, will still be SE
  • Act as intermediary between Executive Editors and Senior Editors
  • Assist Senior Editors with issues they encounter during the review process escalate issue to EEs if needed
  • Maintain SE demographics (where are SEs from? How often are they being assigned? How quickly are they completing articles?)

Junior Editor Coordinator

  • Eligibility: Must be Former JE but will still be SE
  • Act as intermediary between Executive Editors and Junior Editors.
  • Assist Junior Editors with issues they encounter during the review process escalate issue to EEs if needed.
  • Maintain JE demographics (where are SEs from? How often are they being assigned? How quickly are they completing articles?).
  • Maintain reviewer demographics, so that we can give credit to those who contributed in our end-of-the-year MSRJ print issue.

Treasurer

  • Eligibility: Current MSRJ Member
  • Work with the CHM Research and Accounting Offices to maintain accurate records of MSRJ finances.
  • Keep EE board abreast of current financial status.
  • Take lead [working with faculty advisors] on facilitating and tracking distribution of MSRJ hardcopies, including gift copies for financial donors to MSRJ, and copies to send with students for research conferences.

Public Relations Officer

  • Eligibility: Current MSRJ Member; IT knowledge is helpful.
  • Providing updates to the MSRJ twitter, MSRJ facebook, and MSRJ official website.
  • Posting new e-Publications to the MSRJ official website, and maintaining professional look of the website.
  • Organize Google emails.
  • Serving as administrator for the MSRJ facebook group.
  • Organizing social events for MSRJ members, where appropriate.

Secretary

  • Eligibility: Current MSRJ Member.
  • Taking minutes during both General and E-Board meetings.
  • Scheduling up-coming General Board meetings and reserving meeting rooms for EL, GR and Flint.

Fundraising Chair.

  • Eligibility: Current MSRJ Member; Fundraising background is helpful, but not necessary.
  • Will be in charge of fundraising for MSRJ for the upcoming year—this includes SMEEF, COGs, Research Office Funding, publicizing at conferences, contact alumni, contact MSRJ faculty members

PubMed/OJS Officer.

  • Eligibility: Current MSRJ Member.
  • Begin the process of getting MSRJ indexed on PubMed, and find out all requirements for this process to occur.
  • Need to recruit outside faculty members.
  • Set up OJS website, which has been down due to recent update.