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About the Australian Journal of General Practice (AJGP) academic post


About the Australian Journal of General Practice (AJGP) academic post


Last updated 5 March 2024

What is the AJGP?

The AJGP provides relevant, evidence-based, clearly articulated information to Australian general practitioners (GPs) to assist them in providing the highest quality patient care, applicable to the varied geographic and social contexts in which GPs work. All articles are subject to peer review before they are accepted for publication. 

What is the AJGP academic post?

The AJGP academic post allows you to gain an in-depth understanding of the medical publication world as an Editorial Fellow. You’ll receive formal training in the relevant processes over the first three months, before gradually expanding into a workplace role. This post provides you with a supported introduction to the field. Up to two AJGP positions are available for each intake. 

What can I expect from this role?

The role requires you to work at the AJGP on Thursdays. The role may be done remotely, but there will be opportunities to attend the AJGP office in East Melbourne, Victoria. It is expected that at least one day (0.2FTE) of your remaining 0.3FTE university time will be allocated to research. 

You’ll work under the supervision of the Editor in Chief to contribute to medical editing of the journal, with the aim of acquiring skills in medical editing, medical writing, critical appraisal and peer reviewing. You will be encouraged to further develop the area of interest to you across writing, managing manuscripts and critical appraisal and your key responsibilities in this role will evolve through the year as your competency builds. 


Dr Laxmi Iyengar

2022 AJGP academic post holder 

"It’s such an incredible position and an opportunity that you probably won’t get at another time if you miss it. Why wouldn’t you do this position – you have everything to gain and nothing to lose. My advice to registrars is not to be scared at all, the universities want you, they want you to do the research. "

How can I apply?

f you're interested in the AJGP academic post, you'll need to submit the standard academic post application form and complete the extra AJGP post fields. This includes a detailed personal statement (approximately 1000 words) on your interest in this post, how it will impact your career and what you can contribute. 

The Editorial Fellow role description can be found here
 
The details of the Editorial Fellow’s structured learning program are highlighted in the RACGP Curriculum for Australian General Practice 2019 Special Skills Unit – Editorial Fellow (EF19). It is highly recommended that you review these documents carefully if you wish to apply for the AJGP academic post. 


Contact us

Should you have further questions, please contact Georgia Franklin
03 8699 0418
gpedresearch@racgp.org.au