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JAMA Pediatrics Editorial Fellowship

Published on February 16, 2023 in Announcements · Last updated 1 year ago


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JAMA Pediatrics is offering a 2-year editorial fellowship position for a qualified individual who will be supported with a small stipend ($2000/year). The fellow will receive hands-on training in the editorial processes and policies of a pediatric journal, will be well-prepared to take an editorial role in a pediatric or other peer-reviewed journal at the end of the fellowship, and will gain an in-depth appreciation for how journal editorial processes work.

The application deadline is Sept. 1, 2023.

The fellowship is for 2 years starting on January 1, 2024.

The JAMA Pediatrics fellowship is open to pediatricians or doctorate level clinicians who are no more than 10 years from their completion of post doc/residency/clinical fellowship. Applicants should have an academic position and research experience.


  • The fellow will be a member of the JAMA Pediatrics editorial team and have confidential access to our editorial systems following training and a formal agreement
  • Serve as reviewing editor for six submitted papers per year. Papers will be selected in discussion with the editor of JAMA Pediatrics. With guidance from the editor, the fellow will solicit peer reviewers, make decisions, and handle all aspects of the editorial process.
  • Participate in weekly one-hour confidential editorial conference calls where discussions take place and decisions are made regarding papers submitted to the journal.
  • Participate in monthly one-hour calls with the editor of JAMA Pediatrics to discuss all aspects of the editorial process.
  • Complete one editorial project per year. This can include writing a Viewpoint article for JAMA Pediatrics or other journal, soliciting articles on a specific topic that is of interest to JAMA Pediatrics, or conducting original research on medical publishing. The project will be selected in discussion with the Editor.
  • Broaden the JAMA Pediatrics network of contributors; referring junior and mid-level academics with expertise in health inequities/disparities research to contribute to peer review and submit manuscripts.

To apply, please email [email protected] and [email protected] with:

  1. a cover letter describing your interest in the fellowship and its potential impact on your career
  2. a copy of your current CV