About the AJGP Academic Post

What is the AJGP?

The Australian Journal of General Practice (AJGP) aims to provide 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 and to all GP roles as clinician, researcher, educator, practice team member and opinion leader. All articles are subject to peer review before they are accepted for publication.

What is the AJGP Academic Post?

The AJGP Academic Post will provide you with an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the medical publication world as an Editorial Fellow. You will receive formal training in the relevant processes over the first three months before gradually expanding into a workplace role. The emphasis of this post is to provide 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 specifically 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 will work under the supervision of the Editor in Chief to contribute to the processes of medical editing within 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 most 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 is just such an incredible position and an opportunity that you probably won’t get at another time if you miss it”

“So I think, 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, so they (universities) want you, they want you to do the research”

How can I apply?

If you're interested in the AJGP Academic Post, you'll need to submit the standard academic post application form during the application period and complete the extra AJGP post application fields on the form. This includes a detailed personal statement (approximately 1000 words) of your interest in this post, how you see this will impact your career and what you perceive 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.

Dr Amelia Woods

2020 AJGP Academic Post holder

“If you’re like me, and you’ve never had anyone around you doing research and you don’t know what it’s about and it seems like this scary world – you just need to hear that its fine to crack into it, and its fine to just dip your toe in”

“It was very very rewarding. The year was really beneficial, I can’t recommend it enough. I really enjoyed it”

Contact us

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