November 11, 2010

Journal of IOA Seeks Corporate Ombuds for Editorial Board

David Miller, the Editor of the Journal of the International Ombudsman Association, is recruiting IOA members from the corporate sector for the editorial board.

In a recent letter Miller said:
As you can see from the recently published JIOA Volume 3 (2), the JIOA has an editorial team of reviewers who provide essential support to the process of anonymous reviews for received manuscripts. All manuscripts received by the Journal undergo anonymous review (each paper has three reviewers, on average) – including those that have been specifically commissioned. Accordingly, as we are an electronic publication not bound by size or page numbers, when we receive many manuscripts, we need many reviewers.
In requesting reviews, I try to have a balance of sectors scrutinising each manuscript – e.g., education, corporate, international. Unfortunately, the corporate sector is under-represented in our reviewer panel, so this is to invite interested ombudsmen to notify me if they would be interested to join this illustrious group! I know having more ombudsmen from this sector would not only ease the burden of reviews somewhat on those already doing so, but it would also help ensure balance and relevance of the Journal for all IOA members.
Only current IOA members are eligible to serve on the board of JIOA.  Miller, who was recently named as the Consulting Ombudsman for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, can be reached by email at: decanterbay [at-sign] gmail [dot] com.

No comments:

Post a Comment