The European Stroke Journal is the official journal of the European Stroke Organisation (ESO).

As the term of ESJ’s current Vice Editor is ending in December 2022, ESO seeks candidates interested in serving as ESJ Vice-Editor for the next 3-year term, beginning from January 2023.

ESJ covers clinical stroke research from all fields, including clinical trials, epidemiology, primary and secondary prevention, diagnosis, acute and post-acute management, guidelines, translation of experimental findings into clinical practice, rehabilitation, organisation of stroke care, and societal impact. It is open to authors from all relevant medical and health professions. Article types include (systematic) reviews, original research, protocols, guidelines, editorials and letters to the Editor. This year ESJ reached its first impact factor starting with an impressive 5.894.

The ESJ is looking for enthusiastic members to apply for the position of Vice Editor.

The ESJ is published quarterly and available as digital version only. The number of submissions is steadily growing. The acceptance rate is currently 20.3%.

The Vice Editor and the Editor-in-Chief enjoy full editorial independence. The Vice Editor will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief, share the working load of handling manuscripts, and will take over his responsibilities if applicable, e.g. in case of a conflict of interest. Together they are responsible for assembling the editorial board, involving reviewers, and for maintaining the international profile of the Journal. The principal day to day work is to assess submitted manuscripts, to organise their timely expert peer review and to reach decisions on suitability for publication, if necessary following revision. No copy-editing is required. The Editors work in close cooperation with the publisher’s team at SAGE and receive administrative support provided by SAGE.

ESO encourages qualified candidates to apply for this position. The candidate should be dynamic, well-organised and reliable. He or she should have the ability to network effectively with colleagues across Europe and worldwide. Fluency in the English language is essential.

A modest honorarium will be paid. The appointment will be for a period of three years starting 1 January 2023.

Suitable applicants are asked to apply by 1 October 2022.

Please provide a CV listing relevant qualifications and any previous editorial experience, plus a mission statement addressing the future development of the journal. Applications will be assessed by an internal panel consisting of the Editor-in-Chief and the Executive Committee.

ESO is looking for a colleague who will be available for a 5-10% workload but anticipates that this should be readily accomplished by devoting a short time each day to monitor and respond to manuscript flow.

As ESO is actively committed to inclusion and support of women and younger colleagues, all ESO members will be eligible for consideration, regardless of age, gender, or geographic location.

The ideal candidate will have the following profile

  • Experience within the scientific community of stroke research in Europe
  • Credibility in terms of career stage and other commitments to devote necessary time and effort to this project as a significant external interest (e.g., 5-10%)
  • Clinical and research experience
  • Knowledge of the field of stroke and current trends and advances
  • Enthusiasm and commitment
  • Organisational ability
  • Institutional support
  • Fluency in English language

For additional information and answers, please contact ESJ Editor-in-Chief Professor Kennedy Lees ( or ESO President Peter Kelly (

Applications should be submitted electronically to ESO at the following address: