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Please email us [1] to indicate your interest in serving either as an Editor-In-Chief, an Associate Editor-In-Chief, an Assistant Editor-In-Chief or a Contributor for a topic. Please be sure to attach your CV and / or biographical sketch.

Who Should Apply to be an Editor-In-Chief?

Those health care professionals who are an expert in the topic should apply to be Editor-In-Chief. Fellows should apply to be Associate Editor-In-Chief (see below) and Interns, residents, students should apply to be Assistant Editor-In-Chief.

Can There be More Than one Editor-In-Chief?


Can I be Editor-In-Chief of more than one page?


What qualifies as "Being an Expert"?

Criteria would include publications of textbooks and manuscripts relevant to the topic. Priority would be given to original, peer-reviewed publications. Clinical experts with an extensive list of review articles would qualify as well.

Who Would Make my Appointment as Editor-In-Chief?

At this time, C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. of Harvard Medical School would make this appointment. You would receive notification of your appointment by email.

What is the Term of Appointment?

The term of appointment is one year. Your term is then automatically renewed should your page uphold the standards of WikiDoc. WikiDoc may at its sole discretion choose not to renew your appointment should you not make significant contributions. WikiDoc may choose to rotate the responsibility for Editor-In-Chief of a page.

What are the Expectations of an Editor-In-Chief?

You would be required to contribute original material, or edit existing material related to the topic. You would be required to "watch" the page and assure the validity of materials that are added to the page. In addition to assuring the accuracy of the information, you should also assure that posted materials remain free of bias. On the line after your name, you are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflicts of interest as it pertains to your topic. This includes but is not limited to research funding, consultancies, and honoraria.

You can also post all this information on a user page. To create a user page, in the search box type

User:Your name

(type in your real name, like Bob Smith, not the exact words Your name). This will create a new page with your name. You can add biographic material here, you disclosures, your phone number, and your email address.

How Do I Watch the Page that I am Editor-In-Chief of?

You click on the button at the top of the page that says "watch" and you will be alerted by email when changes are made to the page.

What are the Criteria to Become an Associate-Editor-In-Chief?

Similar to those of Editor-In-Chief, but these criteria are less stringent and are focused on the specific subtopic. A Chief resident or fellow can qualify to be an Associate-Editor-In-Chief of a subtopic.

You must have logged in and provide your full name and email address to become either Editor-In-Chief of the entire topic or as an Associate Editor-In-Chief for a subtopic.

You can post a small picture of yourself(ves) as Editor(s)-In-Chief.

What are the Criteria to Become an Assistant-Editor-In-Chief?

All allied health professionals (Students, nurses, interns, and residents) can apply to be Assistant-Editor-In-Chief.

What if I don't want to have or don't have an Editor-In-Chief title of any type?

That's OK. You can still edit the pages. If you feel uncomfortable with the title of "Chief", we are glad to list you as a contributor if you would like.

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