初めてですが、内分泌の雑誌(the International Journal of Endocrinology)から、the Lead Guest Editorの御招待が届きました。非常に光栄なことですが、今でも一日25時間欲しい状態ですので、こんなの引き受けたら一日28時間は必要になります。体壊すで・・・。そら、誰も引き受けまへんで。涙を飲んでお断りしました。
Dear Dr. Nagasaki,
We are planning to publish a number of Special Issues in the International Journal of Endocrinology http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ije/, and I would like to invite you to be the Lead Guest Editor for a Special Issue on a topic of your choice. The topic of the Special Issue must currently be of increasing interest; it should be broad enough to attract a reasonable number of submissions but at the same time narrow enough to sharpen the focus of the Special Issue.
The International Journal of Endocrinology is published using an open access publication model, meaning that all interested readers are able to freely access the journal online at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ije/contents/ without the need for a subscription. All published articles will be made available on PubMed Central and indexed in PubMed at the time of publication. The most recent Impact Factor for the International Journal of Endocrinology is 1.948 according to 2014 Journal Citation Reports released by Thomson Reuters (ISI) in 2015.
As the Lead Guest Editor, your main responsibilities would be inviting 2-4 Guest Editors, writing a one-page Call for Papers in consultation with the other Guest Editors, assigning the incoming submitted manuscripts to yourself or the Guest Editors so they can send them for peer review, and coauthoring an Editorial with the other Guest Editors to be published as an opening to the Special Issue. Our staff provides our Lead Guest Editors with as much administrative and editorial assistance as possible to make sure that the whole process is as seamless and rewarding as possible.
Special Issues are made freely available online to all interested readers leading to the maximum possible dissemination and recognition within the scientific community. I would be happy to provide more details if you are interested in being the Lead Guest Editor for one of our upcoming Special Issues in the International Journal of Endocrinology.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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文責：長崎クリニック(大阪)院長 日本甲状腺学会認定専門医 長崎俊樹