Dr. Mike Voight, professor in Belmont’s School of Physical Therapy, was recently elected by the membership to a two-year term to the Board of Directors of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).
WAME began in 1995 as an association of editors of peer-reviewed medical journals from countries throughout the world. The founding goal of the organization was to facilitate worldwide cooperation and communication among editors of peer-reviewed medical journals. Given the world-wide proliferation of predatory journals, the goal of WAME has been modified to expand the voice of and influence of medical editors to enhance the exchange of educational information while at the same time improving editorial standards. Enhancing editorial standards helps to promote peer review as a vehicle for scientific discourse and enhance quality assurance in medical education. This in turn will help to achieve the highest level of ethical medical journalism.
Dr. Voight is looking forward to his new role on the board and helping to educate authors about the peer-review publication process.