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AGA Editorial Fellowships

A one-year program preparing early career GIs for a future leadership position in scientific publishing. Fellowships are offered at AGA’s journals: Gastroenterology, CGH, CMGH, GHA and TIGE.

Jumpstart your career in scientific publishing

Serving as an AGA Editorial Fellow is an incredible opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of scientific publishing while under the mentorship of a world-renowned editor. In addition to completing peer reviews, selecting manuscripts and providing production and post-publication support, each fellow will receive up to two author contributions in an AGA journal.

Ten fellows – two per AGA journal [Gastroenterology, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH), Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CMGH), Techniques and Innovations in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (TIGE) and Gastro Hep Advances (GHA)] – will serve a one-year term from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024.

This fellowship is “virtual” with communications occurring over email, teleconferences and video chats. Fellows will be required to participate in the virtual Board of Editors annual meeting held shortly after Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2024.


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. Crawl preprint servers for possible submissions to the journal.
  6. Help disseminate research on social media if the fellow is active on the relevant platforms.
  7. Attend the virtual BOE annual meeting held shortly after DDW 2024.


Applicants must be current AGA members.

MD or MD/PhD applicants must be in an accredited gastroenterology fellowship and have completed their first year of clinical training by the time the editorial fellowship program begins (July 2023). PhD applicants are eligible if they are within the first five years of their postdoctoral fellowship training. 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

Complete applications consist of the following items:

  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 2 pages in length, from a division chief or other senior faculty.

Applications for this year’s program closed on Friday, May 5, 2023. All inquiries regarding this position are confidential.

Any questions may be directed to Janine Chiappa McKenna, Senior Director of Publications, AGA at [email protected].

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 GI 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.
Board of Editors

Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CMGH) AGA’s fully open access journal, CMGH, 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

Techniques and Innovations in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (TIGE) The newest publication to join the AGA journal family, TIGE provides a comprehensive overview of clinical conditions and gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures. Quarterly issues include best practices, reviews and peer-reviewed original research by world-renowned experts, and videos to maximize the clinical applicability of TIGE‘s content.
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Gastro Hep Advances (GHA) GHA is a broad-scope, online-only, open access journal that publishes papers on basic, clinical and translational gastroenterology and hepatology. The open access model enables authors with funding mandates to have a high-quality home for their research.
Board of Editors

Current and past fellows

Year Gastroenterology CGH CMGH TIGE GHA
Catherine Mezzacappa, MD, MPH

Niranjani Venkateswaran, MD, MPH
Jennifer D. Claytor, MD, MS

Anna L. Silverman, MD
Jacques Gonzales, PhD
Thomas Wang, MD
Passisd Laoveeravat, MD

Zoë Post, MD
Sara Ghoneim

Mark Hanscom
Johnny Ting Zheng

Elie S. Al Kazzi
Kristen Engevik
Jad AbiMansour

Erik Holzwanger
Rahul S. Dalal

Shilpa R. Junna
Amisha Ahuja, MD

Helenie Kefalakes, MD
Katherine Falloon, MD

Judy Trieu, MD, MPH
Lindsey Kennedy, PhD

Vivian Ortiz, MD
Sagarika Satyavada, MD

Eric Swei, MD
Ruben Colman, MD

John Mark Gubatan, MD
Blake Jones, MD

Nikhil Thiruvengadam, MD
Samuel Hinman
Feng Su, MD

Victoria Weis, PhD
Jennifer Kolb, MD
Cambrian Liu, PhD

Tirthadipa Pradhan-Sundd, PhD
Rishi D. Naik, MD
Eric Shah, MD, MBA

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