We are seeking volunteer mentors to offer scientific journal paper-writing guidance for LMIC road safety professionals who are interested to make a submission to the JRS for publication of peer-review or contributed articles. The mentors are expected to provide guidance for LMIC authors in preparation of a manuscript and in addressing reviewer comments. This invitation is open to ACRS members and non-members.
Mentoring roles are honorary and offer an exciting opportunity to play a vital role in increasing capacity for road safety in LMICs, which suffer 93% of global deaths. It is expected that the honorary mentor will mentor a maximum of one paper per year (unless voluntarily requested by the mentor to mentor more). The period of mentorship is expected to be up to 18 months but this may be negotiated between the mentor and mentee.
In order to ensure the best match between authors and mentors we ask that interested mentors provide us with their areas of expertise, highest academic degree, 5 most recent publications on road safety in addition to contact details.
The JRS Managing Editor will assess the match between mentor and mentee based on areas of expertise and will contact the mentor to confirm that s/he is happy to share the contact details with the mentee before the mentorship arrangement is made. The information you provide below will not be shared outside the management of this mentorship program.
Acting as a mentor does not preclude you to be a reviewer or editor for the papers submitted to the JRS. However, you will not be able to mentor and review the same paper.
Please submit your expression of interest by providing the details below.
Any JRS related query, please contact
Dr Chika Sakashita
Managing Editor, JRS