Junior Investigators are Top Priority
For Gastroenterology Editors
In a recent video interview, Richard Peek Jr., MD, AGAF, Editor in
Chief, and Douglas Corley, MD, PhD, Deputy Editor in Chief, of
Gastroenterology explained how trainees and young GIs fit into their
plans for the journal. Good news: this constituency is among the
editors’ top priorities.
The editors have plans to implement a year-long editorial fellowship later in their term, which will allow an individual to get hands-on experience in the editorial process.
The editors also appreciate the fresh take young investigators
have on research. To encourage continued high-quality submissions
from young investigators, the editors will waive page fees for select
original research articles where young investigators are the corresponding authors.
The editors also plan to develop new features within
Gastroenterology’s Mentor, Education and Training Corner that will be of interest to trainees and early career GIs.
Watch the full video interview on AGA’s You Tube Channel:
The discussion on young investigators begins at minute 5: 24. n
Save the Date: 2017 AGA
The 2017 AGA Postgraduate Course will take
place Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, 2017,
in Chicago, IL. It will be held in conjunction
with Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2017
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