Junior Editor Responsibilities

General Notes to all UWOMJ Editors:

We would like to encourage everyone to have a part in shaping the future of the UWOMJ. If you have any ideas for UWOMJ events, advertising, and/or investments, particularly if you are willing to take a leadership role in the initiative that you suggest, please feel free to discuss your ideas with the Editor-in-Chief, or Senior or Junior Associate Editors. Please ensure that your ideas are discussed and accepted by the aforementioned parties prior to implementation and that you keep all of your receipts (if applicable).

There are yearly awards given to “Best Departmental Article” written by a Senior and/or Junior Departmental Editor, presented at the first journal meeting the following fall.

Junior Departmental Editor* (1st year position):

  • Work with the Senior Departmental Editor to:
    • recruit an author to write an article in accordance with the UWOMJ issue’s theme, OR come up with an article topic to write about for each UWOMJ issue in accordance with the issue’s theme and write an article for each issue in accordance with the UWOMJ guidelines
    • ensure that the article is formatted properly prior to submission
    • submit the article before the deadline
    • seek out potential faculty reviewers for the article, if possible
    • obtain permission for any figures/images to be published

Senior Departmental Editor* (2nd year position):

  • mentor the Junior Departmental Editor regarding his/her role and UWOMJ policies
  • work with the Junior Departmental Editor to:
    • recruit an author to write an article in accordance with the UWOMJ issue’s theme, OR come up with an article topic to write about for each UWOMJ issue in accordance with the issue’s theme and write an article for each issue in accordance with the UWOMJ guidelines
    • ensure that the article is formatted properly prior to submission
    • submit the article before the deadline
    • seek out potential faculty reviewers for the article, if possible
    • obtain permission for any figures/images to be published

Notes:

  1. The Junior Departmental Editor becomes the Senior Departmental Editor in second year.
  2. The relationship between the senior and junior editor is considered very flexible and subject to interpretation. Early in the academic year, the senior and junior editors are encouraged to meet so as to decide how they would like to structure their working relationship. From the Associate Editors’ points of view, we are open to various combinations as long as you are submitting quality articles on time and working well with your editor counterpart. Outlined below are some suggestions based on past working relationships as to how you may choose to work together.
    • You may work together to establish a topic, do the research, write the draft, edit each other’s drafts, and produce a final copy.
    • One editor may take the lead on a given article (this does not necessarily have to be the senior editor and the editorial team should make this decision together), develop the theme, research the topic, and write a first draft. The other editor can edit the draft and prepare the article for submission.
    • With the other editor’s permission, one editor may write the article alone and be the sole author on the article. If we receive any single-author submissions, the author will e-mail both editors and ask for confirmation of single editor status.
    • Another combination that works for both of you. Again, the specific process is not as important as developing a solid working relationship and producing quality articles! If there are disagreements within a department that cannot be agreed upon otherwise, either the senior or junior editor may seek the advice of a liaison at the Associate Editor level.