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Journal of General Internal Medicine Editorial Fellowship


The Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM) editorial fellowship is designed to gain a deeper understanding and experience in the peer review, editorial, and academic writing process. Participants in this editorial fellowship will develop skills in editing and reviewing manuscripts and will have opportunities for professional networking that will enhance their academic careers.  In contrast to prior years, the curriculum will be competency-based rather than time-based. Those successfully completing the fellowship will be offered positions as Associate Editors at JGIM.

The remote learning program will allow fellows to continue their local responsibilities.  Each Editorial Fellow will be paired with a mentor who is a current JGIM Editor.  Attempts are made to pair fellows with mentors with similar interests and/or backgrounds.  Fellows will receive training on effective peer review and will work with their mentors to learn how to manage submissions to JGIM. All fellows will participate in a curriculum designed to enhance skills in scientific writing and editing and learn about the publishing process. Fellows will have opportunities to participate in editorial team conferences. Additionally, those interested in digital media will have the opportunity to become involved with JGIM’s new Digital and Social Media editorial group.

This program will assist in the growth, development, and sustainable advancement of individuals’ academic careers through working closely with the JGIM editorial staff.  Fellows will have the opportunity to connect with experienced writers, the JGIM associate editorial cadre, the JGIM Editorial Board, and other accomplished SGIM members.

Fellows need to have completed either an MD or PhD.  Applicants are encouraged to attend the 2025 SGIM Annual Meeting in Hollywood, Florida, on May 14-16, 2025.  Travel and registration expenses are not included in this fellowship and must be paid on your own. There is no honorarium available for this fellowship.


Fellowship Expectations/Responsibilities:

During the fellowship appointment, JGIM Editorial Fellows will be expected to perform the following:

  1. Complete designated online editorial manager training modules.
  2. Perform peer review on submitted manuscripts. A critical skill for editing manuscripts is performing high-quality peer review. Fellows will complete an online course on peer review and will have a mentored experience performing peer reviews.
  3. Manage submitted articles. Working closely with their mentor, after demonstrating the ability to perform high-quality peer review, fellows will have the opportunity to manage new submissions to JGIM.
  4. Participate in monthly Fellowship meetings. Fellows will participate in a monthly 1-hour virtual meeting. These are a combination of didactic and by-expert presentations on topics such as ethics in publishing.
  5. Participate in editorial Journal club. Fellows will help lead a journal club on topics important to editors.
  6. Compose Editorial Content. Working closely with their mentor, each Fellow will have the opportunity to publish an editorial in JGIM.
  7. Participate in JGIM Editorial Board Meetings: The JGIM Editorial Board meets quarterly. Fellows will be invited to participate in these sessions.
  8. Attend quarterly Associate Editor Conference Calls. There is a quarterly conference call with the editorial team and all the associate editors in which various issues are discussed.
  9. Attend the annual Associate Editor retreat. The JGIM editorial team has an annual retreat at the annual SGIM meeting.


Application Requirements

To complete your application, log in with your SGIM name and password and please submit the following materials as PDF files by 5:00 PM ET, June 15, 2024.

  1. Professional CV
  2. Letter of Intent/personal statement (limit 500 words)
  3. A letter of recommendation and/or a letter from your supervisor. Your letter of recommendation may be in combination with the letter from your supervisor, but the letter must address your supervisor’s commitment to providing the protected time for you to participate in this fellowship (generally 1-2 hours per week) as well as dedicating the resources to pay for attending the annual meeting.

A panel composed of the three JGIM Editors-in-Chief and several Associate Editors will review the application materials.  JGIM is committed to diversity.  Please take the time to fill out the self-identification questions in your SGIM member profile.

SGIM continues its journey to becoming an anti-racist society that is committed to promoting and championing diversity, equity, and inclusion as a strategic priority. For all awards, fellowships, and career development programs, we seek to ensure a diverse applicant pool that reflects our membership, and all applicants will be given equal consideration by a diverse panel of reviewers.

Any questions? Contact Jenni Clarkson, Managing Editor of JGIM, at jgim@iupui.edu.

Application Process Opens April 3, 2024

The application deadline is 5:00 PM ET, June 15, 2024.  Notification of acceptance into the program will occur no later than July 5, 2024.