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APA creates open science and methodology chair to deepen commitment to data sharing, transparency in science
- 24 May 2018

The American Psychological Association has created an open science and methodology chair to work with its authors, reviewers, editors and publications board to understand and develop best practices for the evolving landscape of open science in psychological research.

APA's Publications and Communications Board approved the post and will issue an open call to recruit for it in early summer. The chair will initially work with a committee to help refine and extend the P&C Board policy for APA journals related to open science practices.

APA Journals is committed to publishing transparent research, publishing replications and offering resources such as its Journal Article Reporting Standards for quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research design; open science badges; and an APA Journals data repository, in conjunction with the Center for Open Science.

Qualifications for the post are experience in open science practices, including data sharing, reproducibility and preregistration; editorial experience and familiarity with APA journals policy; experience with data management, research methodology and clinical trials; and having served on an institutional review board. Interested applicants can read more about the position online or by email.

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John Wiley and Sons appoints Aref Matin as new Chief Technology Officer
- 23 May 2018

John Wiley and Sons, Inc., a global research and learning company, has announced the appointment of Aref Matin as the company's new Chief Technology Officer, effective May 21, 2018. In his new role, Matin will lead and accelerate Wiley's evolution as a world-class, fully integrated technology organisation serving the research and education sectors.

Matin was most recently EVP and CTO at Ascend Learning, a leading provider of content, software and analytics solutions in the healthcare education space. He was responsible for all technology and led the development of a highly successful set of customer-centric products and delivery platforms.

Previously, at Pearson Global Education Services, Matin defined the company's technology and product strategy and led a highly complex global technology and product transformation in partnership with the businesses.

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American College of Radiology appoints Dr. Ruth C. Carlos as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Radiology
- 22 May 2018

The American College of Radiology has announced the appointment of Dr. Ruth C. Carlos as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), beginning in January 2019. Dr. Carlos succeeds Dr. Bruce J. Hillman, the founding editor of the JACR.

Dr. Carlos brings more than two decades of radiology and medical journalism experience to this role. She has served as a reviewer for 10 scientific journal publications and has authored 131 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Carlos has also been an invaluable contributor to the JACR for 12 years and established the journal's digital media portfolio, including the JACR blog, Radiology Firing Line podcast, and #JACR tweet chats. She previously served as deputy editor of the JACR, beginning in 2013.

Dr. Carlos will assume the role of editor-in-chief in January 2019, following a three-month transition period beginning in October 2018.

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American Academy of Pediatrics names Hilary Haftel as SVP, Education
- 21 May 2018

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has named Hilary Haftel as Senior Vice President, Education. In her new role, Haftel will be responsible for advancing the AAP's broad-based educational activities, including E-Learning, graduate medical education (GME), and continuing medical education (CME).

Haftel has held several leadership roles at University of Michigan Medical Center, including appointments as Professor of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Health Learning Sciences; Associate Chair and Director of Education in the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases; Director of the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology; and also leads the Adolescent and Young Adult Rheumatology Program.

Haftel serves as a Council Member of the Association for Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Leadership in Educational Academic Development (LEAD) program, is a member of the AAPD's Longitudinal Education Assessment Research Network (LEARN) Advisory Council and a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Rheumatology Board Exam Committee.

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Allen Press promotes Jeffry Lewis to VP, Information Systems and Technology
- 18 May 2018

Allen Press, Inc. has promoted Jeffry Lewis to Vice President, Information Systems and Technology. Jeffry joined Allen Press in December 2014 as a Database Developer and has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years.

In his new role, Jeffry will focus on leveraging new technologies and integrating data systems to enhance Allen Press's production and manufacturing efficiencies. This includes fully integrating its enterprise resource planning system and print production workflows as well as streamlining and automating processes in its scholarly publisher services division.

In the upcoming months, Jeffry aims to identify additional areas where new technology and automation can improve the business, optimise synergy by cross-training Allen Press's developers and expand the Information Systems team to better support both internal and external stakeholders.

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