CHEST Journal Visual Abstract Editor

Role Summary:

The Visual Abstract Editor is a volunteer position appointed by the Editor in Chief of the journal CHEST, reporting to the Deputy Editor, Web and Multimedia, to assist in engaging and expanding the CHEST journal audience through various social media outlets. The Visual Abstract Editor is a content expert who reviews articles forthcoming in the journal CHEST, helping to identify articles that are likely to spark conversation. The Visual Abstract Editor will create two to three visual abstracts per month, with graphic design support from staff. 


Goals of Visual Abstracts: 

  • Educate the physicians on what is being published in the journal CHEST 
  • Increase recognition of the journal among physicians and other health care professionals/providers 
  • Increase engagement among existing and potential members 
  • Expand the journal CHEST's visual offerings on social media 

Essential Functions/Responsibilities: 

  • Review recently accepted articles and determine clinical interest on a monthly basis. The Visual Abstract Feature Editor is then responsible for creating two to three monthly visual abstracts. Staff is responsible for sending drafts through editing and design, and posting to CHEST social media platforms and the journal website. 
  • Work with the Deputy Editor, Web and Multimedia, the journal team, and CHEST staff on the continued development of this feature.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Must be comfortable with the use of social media and have a personal presence/voice on various outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. 
  • Must be willing to commit time weekly to this activity. 
  • Should be an avid reader of medical literature, have published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, have been a high-quality reviewer for the journal CHEST in the past, and have an understanding of journal publishing. 

To Apply for the Visual Abstract Editor Role: 

  • Write a statement of interest 
  • Provide a CV 
  • Create a visual abstract from a recent CHEST journal article 
  • Email application to


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