Past Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS) group editor-in-chief Peter Gloviczki, MD, invoked his hobby of magic to help illustrate what it requires to take the reins of an illustrious peer-reviewed publication like JVS during the Eastern Vascular Society (EVS) annual meeting in Philadelphia (Sept. 29–Oct. 1).
Role models and mentors, commitment, the pursuit of competence, compassion and family support are some of the keys to success, he told EVS 2022 attendees in a keynote lecture.
“A journal editor is competent if she or he has an established record of academic excellence and scientific integrity, is a prolific author … and has leadership qualities since editing a journal is teamwork,” Gloviczki said.
“My life from being a young Hungarian magician to become editor of JVS has been exciting, sometimes difficult, but ultimately joyful and most satisfying.”