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Opportunity for Editorial Fellowship with Gastroenterology

Feb. 17, 2017

A 1-year editorial fellowship with AGA’s flagship journal, Gastroenterology, is now accepting applications.

AGA invites applications for an Editorial Fellowship for its flagship journal, Gastroenterology. The fellowship is one year in duration, beginning on July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018.

The goal of this fellowship is to mentor an outstanding trainee for future editorial leadership roles in scientific publishing, as a means to promote the interests of trainee and junior faculty constituencies within the AGA and Gastroenterology.

Position Description 
The selected applicant will become intimately involved with Gastroenterology’s entire editorial process, including peer review, editorial oversight, manuscript selection for publication, production and post-publication activities. The individual will also work closely with the editorial staff in AGA’s headquarters in Bethesda, MD. The Gastroenterology Board of Editors (BOE) is housed primarily at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus in Nashville, TN, under the leadership of Richard M. Peek, Jr., MD, AGAF, Gastroenterology editor-in-chief. Deputy Editor-in-Chief Douglas A. Corley, MD, PhD, MPH, is based at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. The selected fellow will spend one week at Vanderbilt for mentoring conferences with Dr. Peek and members of the BOE during his or her fellowship. Travel and housing costs will be supported by this fellowship.

The selected applicant will be expected to fulfill the following duties:

  1. Attend (via teleconference, or in person) a weekly BOE meeting wherein preliminary decisions will be discussed and final decisions for manuscripts will be determined. These meetings take place every Thursday on the Vanderbilt campus.
  2. Conduct peer reviews of submitted manuscripts under the direct supervision of an associate editor through the journal’s editorial manager website (minimum of one peer review per month).
  3. Attend periodic meetings with one or more members of the Gastroenterology BOE, who will provide close mentoring of the fellow as he or she learns more about the responsibilitites of the peer-review process.
  4. As an author, contribute one-to-two submissions to Gastroenterology’s “Clinical Challenges and Images in GI” or “Practical Teaching Cases” sections during the length of the fellowship.
  5. Attend the in-person BOE annual meeting held during Digestive Disease Week® (air fare and lodging will not be covered by the AGA).
  6. At the end of the fellowship, author a commentary for publication in the AGA’s quarterly magazine focused on trainees and early-career GIs, The New Gastroenterologist. This commentary should disseminate information and lessons learned to further aid other trainees and junior faculty.
  7. Provide special services for Gastroenterology, as assigned by the editor-in-chief or deputy editor-in-chief.

Applicants must be in their second or third year of an accredited gastroenterology fellowship. The applicant must be able to travel to Vanderbilt and DDW as outlined in the position description and requirements above. The applicant will be required to complete AGA conflict of interest disclosure and confidentiality statements as well as adhere to the journal’s conflict of interest policy. The fellow cannot serve on, or accept appointment to, the boards of editors of any competing journal during the length of the fellowship.

To Apply
To be considered for this position, applicants should provide the following:

  1. A current curriculum vitae.
  2. A completed conflict of interest form.
  3. A cover letter detailing your objectives in applying for the fellowship and what strengths you bring to the position.
  4. A letter of recommendation, 2 pages in length, from a division chief or other senior faculty.

Once selected by the BOE, the fellow will receive a one-time stipend and be eligible for travel reimbursement from Vanderbilt University.

Please submit your application with the required files in a single PDF document. Email the file to:

Christopher Lowe
Managing Editor, Gastroenterology

Mr. Lowe is happy to answer any questions you may have.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, April 17, 2017. 

All inquiries regarding this position are confidential.