Search for Next Editor-in-Chief of MIB

The WMIS Editorial Search Committee is launching an international search for the next Editor-in-Chief to build on MIB’s strong foundation and lead the journal into the future. This is a unique opportunity for a visionary molecular imaging scholar to shape the strategic direction and grow the global influence of our society’s premier publication.

We are seeking a leader with an outstanding record of impactful molecular imaging research, excellent communication abilities, and a strategic vision for advancing MIB’s reputation and reach. The new EIC will  lead  a diverse editorial board, oversee the peer-review process, make publication decisions, identify special issues, recruit high-profile submissions, and more.

Nominations and applications, which may be submitted by the candidate or others, must include all of the following components:

  • Vision statement (500-word maximum) outlining your editorial strategy for the journal in 5 years.

  • Candidate’s curriculum vitae.

  • List of 3+ professional references.  

The priority deadline is April 15, 2024 but we will accept nominations until the position is filled. 

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Link to application: 

This is an exciting time for molecular imaging, and MIB’s new Editor-in-Chief can capitalize on emerging opportunities to position our journal at the forefront of innovation. We hope you will help us find the perfect fit to lead MIB into the future.

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Additional information for EIC Potential Candidates

The newly appointed editor will begin as the Deputy Editor (DE) with the goal of eventually transitioning into the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) role. During the onboarding period, the DE will work closely with Dr. Pagel, the current EIC, to become familiar with all aspects of the EIC position. This will include shadowing Dr. Pagel, assisting with editorial decisions and processes, and taking on increasing responsibilities.

Once the DE feels fully prepared to take over the EIC role and the timing is appropriate for the journal, the transition from DE to EIC will occur.

  • Application Period: The WMIS Editorial Search Committee will accept applications for the Editor-in-Chief role through April 15, 2024.
  • Interviews: The Search Committee will review qualified nominations April-May 2024.
  • Selection: The contract with the selected candidate will be finalized by June 2024.
  • Onboarding: The new Editor-in-Chief will start in a transitional role as Deputy Editor, with promotion to EIC at WMIC 2024 in September

We strongly encourage interested candidates, including self-nominations, to contact WMIS ( to further discuss the position and onboarding process.