Deputy Editor-in-Chief Opportunity



The Journal of Emergency Nursing (JEN) is rapidly evolving, with substantial growth in manuscript submissions, international reach, and impact metrics. In this exciting time, JEN is seeking applications for the position of Deputy Editor-in-Chief (Deputy EIC) to join the senior editorial leadership team to serve as the chief associate or mentored protégé of the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) with responsibilities for high level decisions on journal strategy, marketing and promotion, and manuscripts.

The position could be negotiated as an Editor-in-Chief Fellowship as a mentored experience.

JEN is the official journal of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), disseminating high quality, peer-reviewed manuscripts relevant to all areas of emergency nursing practice across the lifespan. The Journal publishes a wide variety of article types, including clinical studies, integrative or systematic literature reviews, research, practice improvement initiatives and case studies.

With an Impact Factor of 1.489, JEN is ranked in the top 38th percentile of scientific and social science nursing journals.

The Deputy EIC will help the EIC set and guide the editorial tone of JEN, ensuring authors, reviewers and editorial board members meet the highest level of editorial excellence and ethical standards. This includes making manuscript decisions, mentoring reviewers and guiding authors through the revision and publication process.

As a leader, the Deputy EIC will co-chair editorial board meetings, recruit high quality/high impact authors and reviewers and act as an ambassador to and advocate for JEN.

The Deputy EIC is expected to stay abreast of developments in scholarly publishing and innovations in other nursing and interdisciplinary emergency care journals to ensure JEN’s measured impact in the field remains high.

Working with the EIC and ENA’s communications team, the Deputy EIC will participate in a variety of marketing and promotion campaigns and develop new initiatives as needed to help promote and advance JEN.

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in nursing or a similar field, comprehensive knowledge of emergency clinical practice and research methodologies, as well as a record of publications in the field. He or she will be a leader with effective written and oral communication skills. The ideal candidate will have prior journal experience as an editorial board member or editor.

The Deputy EIC role is an ENA-contracted position with an initial two-year commitment, subject to satisfactory annual review and option to renew beyond two years.

Interested applicants should submit a current CV and cover letter with a statement of interest covering manuscript management, editing, strategic leadership, and journal marketing or promotion experience to JEN Editor-in-Chief Jessica Castner, PhD, RN, CEN, AE-C, FAEN, FAAN, at

The deadline for applications is Dec. 5. Interviews will begin immediately on a first-applied, first-interviewed basis. Candidates will be notified no later than mid-December. The anticipated start date is Jan. 2.