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Applications Open: Pilot Editorial Fellowship

The Association of Anaesthetists announce LMIC-based Editorial Fellowship starting September 2023.

Two journals of the Association of AnaesthetistsAnaesthesia and Anaesthesia Reports – are offering an extension of their established editorial fellowship scheme.

This new 12-month fellowship will support an exceptional trainee anaesthetic doctor based in sub-Saharan Africa with a desire to develop their editorial skills.


  • 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 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).

The successful applicant will also receive membership of the Association of Anaesthetists during this year with associated benefits and training opportunities.

You must:

  • 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
  • Be based in sub-Saharan Africa

Applications should:

  • 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 [1–3].
  • Be formatted in accordance with Anaesthesia journal style, which can be found in the ‘instructions to authors’ section of the journal website.

There is an option to extend the fellowship for a further 12 months if all parties are in agreement.

Deadline is midnight, 31 May 2023. The Fellowship will start in September 2023.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to undertake an editorial task or interviewed remotely.

Some previous fellowship projects:

1. Docherty AB, Klein AA. The fate of manuscripts rejected from Anaesthesia. Anaesthesia 2017; 72: 427–30.

2. El-Boghdadly K, Docherty AB, Klein AA. Analysis of the distribution and scholarly output from National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) research grants. Anaesthesia 2018; 73: 679–91.

3. Charlesworth M, Klein AA, White SM. A bibliometric analysis of the conversion and reporting of pilot studies published in six anaesthesia journals. Anaesthesia 2020; 75: 247–53.

Three current Editors completed this Fellowship.