Getting a paper published is hard work and so too is gaining the skills, knowledge, and experience to become an Editor. Following publication of a consensus statement on measures to promote equitable partnership within international partnerships, and recognising a need to increase representation and diversity within our editorial board, the Anaesthesia journal is piloting an extension of our established editorial fellowship scheme aimed specifically to support an exceptional trainee anaesthetic doctor based in sub Saharan Africa to develop editorial skills. Three of our current Editors completed this journal fellowship scheme, demonstrating the value we place on our Fellows as well as the programme more generally. We invite you to join the team to gain training and experience in every area of journal editorial work. This will be a 12-month post, potentially extendable for a further 12-months after interim review and mutual consent.
- Review and handle one to two manuscripts a week submitted to Anaesthesia and Anaesthesia Reports under direct supervision. You will spend four months with three separate Editors and learn how to construct decision letters and subedit accepted manuscripts for style before publication;
- Undertake a project with supervision from one or more Editors to be presented at a major Association of Anaesthetists international meeting with an aim to submit for publication;
- Contribute to an editorial published in one of the journals;
- Contribute at least one ‘Anaesthesia Digested’ for publication in Anaesthesia News;
- Attend editorial meetings held throughout the year (usually four) remotely
- Be involved with areas of special clinical interest as well as contributing to #TheAnaesthesiaBlog, live broadcasts and podcasts;
- Compile a report at the end of the Fellowship, to be submitted to the Editorial Board and the Fellow’s School of Anaesthesia/Deanery as appropriate (journal appraisal).
Successful applicants will gain experience of working across both journals. There will be an honorarium of £2500 for the year with additional support for data costs and travel (for one in-person meeting per year) according to usual Association of Anaesthetists policy. The successful applicant will also receive membership of the Association of Anaesthetists during this year with associated benefits and training opportunities. There is an option to extend the fellowship for a further 12 months if all parties are in agreement.
- Be a qualified medical doctor with a M.MED degree or equivalent in Anaesthesia
- Be working in a training position or be within 3 years of starting a substantive (fully trained) position
- Include a one-page CV and copies of medical and anaesthetic qualifications
- Include a 300-word outline of a project that you wish to undertake with an Editor which should be relevant to the journals, publishing or editorial work more generally.
- Be formatted in accordance with Anaesthesia journal style, which can be found in the ‘instructions to authors’ section of the journal website.
Applications must be received via email by midnight on Wednesday 31 May 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Shortlisted applicants may be asked to undertake an editorial task or interviewed remotely. The Fellowship will start in September 2023.
View the full role description here.