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Editorial Fellow, Journal of Addiction Medicine

Solicitation of Candidates for Editorial Fellow

Editorial Fellowship
Journal of Addiction Medicine

The official peer-reviewed journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Journal of Addiction Medicine (JAM), seeks an Editorial Fellow. The ideal applicant is an early career stage addiction researcher (MD or PhD, e.g. instructor or assistant professor or at least 2 years of training post-doctoral degree) with writing skills and knowledge of clinical addiction science, and has published at least 3 peer-reviewed papers, and has a track record of commitment to and achievement in academic addiction medicine.

Published six times a year, JAM’s mission is to promote excellence in the practice of addiction medicine and clinical research as well as to support addiction medicine as a mainstream medical specialty. The journal is designed for all physicians and other professionals who need to keep up-to-date with the treatment of addiction disorders. Published papers cover the spectrum of clinically relevant research (from case reports and case series to large clinical trials and health services research).

Under JAM editors’ supervision, the fellow shall:

  • Engage in the manuscript review process using the electronic manuscript submission system as a handling editor under the supervision and mentoring of the Editor or a Co-Editor for 6 to 12 manuscripts in the year. This experience includes synthesizing reviewer and editor comments and communicating them with authors, seeking revisions, and participating in the final manuscript decision. Editor level input and discussion will be by email and phone. Estimated commitment time is 1-2 hours per week.
  • Participate in a weekly call with the Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor and Co-Editors.
  • Depending on level of experience and interest, there may be opportunity to write or co-write editorials for the Journal.
  • The Fellow will be invited to attend Editorial Board meetings.

The Editorial Fellowship lasts two years. The fellow receives an annual Stipend of $1,000 and will obtain extensive experience with manuscript review and scientific publishing in addiction. Interested applicants should email their CV and a one-page letter of interest (explaining their qualifications and how the Fellowship would be useful to their career) to editorsearch@ASAM.org. Applications for this position must be received by close of business on October 15, 2018. Candidates invited for an interview will be asked to submit a conflict of interest disclosure.


ASAM provides equal opportunity to all staff. No person shall be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, physical handicaps, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or any other category that is protected by federal law or the laws of the state of Maryland.

ASAM Staff Values: As an organization, our work has national and generational impact. We are an energetic, scrappy, and resilient team who are passionately dedicated to providing hope and redemption in the addiction field. Our safe, positive and professional work environment allows us to celebrate both our successes and shortcomings. We help and support each other as a family of compassionate individuals. We work with pride and an insatiable hunger to change the addiction field and to leave our mark.