The association is looking for the next JADA editor and a founding editor for a new peer-reviewed, open-access journal titled JADA Open. 

The American Dental Association (ADA) is looking for the next editor of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) and a founding editor for JADA Open, a new peer-reviewed, open-access journal spanning basic and clinical sciences to advance research in oral health. 

For the editor of JADA, the ADA is seeking an “outstanding clinician scientist” with a DDS or DMD degree, knowledge of scholarly publishing, and experience in clinical practice, research and education. 

According to a press release from the ADA, “The ideal candidate will bring fresh ideas, rigor and new authors into JADA, have a vision to develop the journal as a platform to prepare clinicians for future challenges, and commit to attract and mentor early-stage scientists and researchers, authors and reviewers and invite them to participate with the journal.”

Meanwhile, the founding editor-in-chief of JADA Open will have the opportunity to spearhead this new initiative aimed at bridging basic, applied and clinical sciences in an open-access format. According to the ADA, the new journal will provide a forum for researchers in basic and applied sciences to make their work visible to experts in clinical dentistry and medicine. 

The editor of JADA Open should have a PhD and deep experience in oral-health research and broad connections within the oral-health research community. An advanced clinical degree, such as DDS, DMD, or MD, is also desirable.

The Board has appointed search committees to find the new editors. Interested candidates for either position can review the job descriptions online and should submit their curriculum vitae and a two-page vision statement at by May 25, 2020.