The ISPD is looking for a new Editor in Chief for the PDI Journal

Peritoneal Dialysis International is currently seeking expressions of interest for a new Editor in Chief to take over the leadership of the journal from Martin Wilkie during 2020.

Peritoneal Dialysis International is an international scientific journal that is published by SAGE for the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD). The journal was founded initially as the Peritoneal Dialysis Bulletin in January 1980 before transitioning to Peritoneal Dialysis International several years later. Since this time, it has established itself as a reference platform for the publication of the latest high-quality research in the field of Peritoneal Dialysis. The journal prides itself on its commitment to publishing innovative research by scholars from around the world.

Peritoneal Dialysis International is seeking a new Editor in Chief (EIC) with a distinctive vision for the future of the journal that might build on this past success to take the journal forward. The new EIC will work closely with the current EIC for a transition period, and will have the support of the PDI Editorial Board and a support team from SAGE, the journal’s publisher. The journal publishes six issues per year.

Position Description

We are seeking EOIs from individuals with a strong track record in peritoneal dialysis clinical management, teaching and research, as well as expertise in editing and reviewing. Editors should have a post-graduate degree, substantial prior experience in an editorial role, and an established background of academic writing and publication. These roles require excellent management and organizational skills and the ability to work with an online submission management system and the staff at SAGE.

More details on the role of the Editor in Chief can be found in the annex: Editorial Responsibilities

We are seeking energetic, passionate, scholars who will make the journal a priority and seek to further build its profile, reach and impact.

Time commitment: This role requires roughly 8 hours of work per week, requiring at least some of that time to be committed on a day to day basis in order to keep on top of practical aspects.

Start date: handover period will take place in the first half of 2020.

Application Process

EOIs should include:

  • a brief (2-page) CV
  • a short (1-2 page) statement outlining relevant experience and an editorial vision for the journal
  • a list of three referees who might be confidentially contacted to offer an informal assessment of suitability.
  • a short (half page) statement on support from the applicant’s institution. We are particularly interested in any relief from normal teaching and administrative roles that might be provided to enable the editor to fit this role into a busy academic career.

EOIs should be sent to by 30 September 2019. The committee, composed of Martin Wilkie (PDI Editor-in-Chief), David Johnson (ISPD President), Simon Davies (Chair of the ISPD Publications Committee) and Joanne Bargman (Chair of the ISPD Nominating Committee), will consider all applications and conduct interviews with short-listed individuals, preferably through a face-to-face meeting during the Kidney Week in Washington in November, although teleconference interviews are also possible.

Final approval of the new team is subject to approval by the ISPD Council. We will announce a decision by Dec 1st 2019 and begin orientation with the new editor shortly afterwards.

Please contact Miguel Gallardo with any questions about this process (