SLEEP Editor in Chief Application Details

The Sleep Research Society (SRS) has appointed a search committee to recommend candidates to serve as editor-in-chief for the journal SLEEP. The editor will be appointed for a 5-year term beginning January 1, 2022 after a six month shadowing period beginning July 1, 2021.

About SLEEP: SLEEP is a peer-reviewed, international journal of sleep and circadian science, and is the official publication of the Sleep Research Society. It publishes original research, targeted scholarly reviews, and commentaries that use a wide variety of scientific approaches and address a broad range of topics in sleep and circadian science and medicine. SLEEP has an impact factor of 4.805 and a 5-year impact factor of 5.823.

Application Procedure:  The purpose of this communication is to briefly describe the search process and to invite applications from interested candidates. SRS encourages applications of a diverse pool of candidates without regards to race, creed, age, sex, national origin, country of residence, or any other category provided by law. Applications should be sent by email to the Executive Director of the SRS, John Noel ( by March 15, 2021.

Please include the following in your application packet:

  • Cover letter (five-page limit)
    • Indicate your interest in the position
    • Describe any editorial experience
    • Discuss your vision for the journal
    • Articulate the respective roles of the Editor-in-Chief, other Editors, and the Editorial Board.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Completed Conflict of Interest Form

Questions regarding the position or the search can be directed to John Noel, who will liaise with the Search Committee. The Search Committee plans to conduct interviews with a shortlist of candidates in the second quarter of 2021, with the appointment confirmed in June 2021.

Qualifications:  The successful applicant will:

  • Have an MD, DO, or PhD degree (or the equivalent)
  • Be a recognized expert in the fields of sleep and circadian science, or sleep medicine, as evidenced by reputation and publications
  • Have a record of contributing to the review and editing of published material in the field.
  • Have an international perspective on sleep and circadian science
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Have practical management skills
  • Have adequate time flexibility to take on the responsibilities of editor-in-chief