AGA Journals' Editorial Fellowships

A one-year program designed to equip fellows and early career GIs for a future leadership position in scientific publishing. Fellowships are offered at AGA’s journals GastroenterologyCGH and CMGH.

Jumpstart your career in scientific publishing

The AGA Journals’ Editorial Fellowship is an incredible opportunity for trainees and early-career professionals to gain hands-on experience in the field of scientific publishing. Six volunteers – two per AGA journal [GastroenterologyClinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH) and Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CMGH)] – will be paired with an associate editor and work alongside world-renowned scientists to complete peer reviews, select manuscripts for publication and provide production and post-publication support.

Each fellowship is a one-year term and offers up to two author contribution opportunities in an AGA journal.

This fellowship is primarily “virtual” with the majority of communications occurring over email, teleconferences and video chats. However, fellows will be required to attend in-person events during Digestive Disease Week® (DDW).

The application period for the 2020-2021 fellowship cycle is now closed.

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

  • 1. Attend board of editors’ (BOE) teleconferences wherein preliminary decisions will be discussed and final decisions for manuscripts will be determined.
  • 2. Conduct peer reviews of submitted manuscripts under the direct supervision of an associate editor through the journal’s manuscript tracking system (minimum of one peer review per month).
  • 3. Attend periodic teleconferences or video chats with one or more members of the journal’s BOE, who will provide close mentoring of the fellow as he or she learns more about the responsibilities of the peer-review process.
  • 4. As an author, contribute up to two submissions to the journal – the article type will be agreed upon with the journal’s editor(s)-in-chief.
  • 5. Complete the AGA reviewer education training program, which includes an in-person session at DDW 2020 (air fare and lodging will not be covered by AGA) and a series of online modules.
  • 6. Attend the in-person BOE annual meeting held during DDW 2020 (air fare and lodging will not be covered by AGA).

MD or MD/PhD applicants must be in an accredited gastroenterology fellowship, at the time of application, and have completed their first year of clinical training. PhD applicants are eligible if they are within the first five years of their postdoctoral fellowship training. The applicant must be able to travel to 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 and 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 and confidentiality 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, no more than two pages in length, from a division chief or other senior faculty.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, March 2, 2020.

All inquiries regarding this position are confidential. Any questions may be directed to Erin Landis, vice president of publications, AGA.

Gastroenterology As the official journal of the AGA Institute, Gastroenterology delivers up-to-date and authoritative coverage of both basic and clinical gastroenterology. Regular features include articles by leading authorities and reports on the latest treatments for diseases. Original research is organized by clinical and basic-translational content, as well as by alimentary tract, liver, pancreas and biliary content. Board of Editors Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH)  CGH provides readers with a broad spectrum of themes in clinical gastroenterology and hepatology, including the diagnostic, endoscopic, interventional and therapeutic advances in cancer, inflammatory diseases, functional gastrointestinal disorders, nutrition, absorption, and secretion. This peer-reviewed journal includes original articles as well as scholarly reviews, with the goal that all articles published will be immediately relevant to practice of the specialties of gastroenterology and hepatology. Board of Editors
Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology CMGH, AGA’s fully open access journal, publishes impactful digestive biology research that ranges from mechanisms of normal function to pathobiology and covers a broad spectrum of themes in gastroenterology, hepatology, and pancreatology. Board of Editors

2019 Gastroenterology
Feng Su, MD
Victoria Weis, PhD

2019 Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH)
Austin Chiang, MD, MPH
Jennifer Kolb, MD

2019 Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CMGH)
Cambrian Liu, PhD
Tirthadipa Pradhan-Sundd, PhD

2018 Gastroenterology
Rishi D. Naik, MD

2017 Gastroenterology
Eric Shah, MD, MBA