Important Part of Journal's Growth and Success: Editorial Fellowship

Igor P. Fesenkoa more
a Igor P. Fesenko

ScD, Leading Researcher, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine. Language Editor, DTJournal. E-mail: (Igor P. Fesenko) Instagram: dr_igorfesenko

June 30, 2019

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Fesenko IP. Important part of journal`s growth and success: editorial fellowship. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2019;3(6):173.


Investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

––Benjamin Franklin

One of the Founding Fathers of the USA


Editorial fellowship1,2 (synonym: editorial fellowship program3) is a form of education aimed to receive/improve different skills related with editorial process of the peer-reviewed journal. Usually medical journals have different fellowship`s programs.1-3 Some of them are full-time and paid,1 others need to devote only two to three hours per week3 to the program. The common point is that typically the fellowships offer a yearlong editorial experience under the supervision of associate/senior editors and staff.1,3


New England Journal of Medicine, publication with a highest impact factor of 79.258 in the category “General and Internal Medicine”, gives beautiful chances for the fellows in reviewing and editing Images in Clinical Medicine (one of the journal`s sections) submissions and in writing special Visual Abstracts, Quick Takes, and also a blog posts, etc.1


An experience in radiologic journalism with Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) includes: 1) manuscript preparation and editing, 2) peer review process, 3) production of the journal, 4) printing and digital publishing.2


Another highly appreciated publication, the American Journal of Transplantation (impact factor is 7.163), is starting in 2019 an inaugural editorial fellowship program, what indicates the importance of that part of journal`s evolution.3 This initiative gives a perfect example to the DTJournal`s staff how critically important is to launch their own fellowship program in the nearest future.


The most important investment you can make is in yourself.

––Warren Buffett

Third-wealthiest person in the world



  1. Apply to be a 2020-2021 NEJM editorial fellow [document on the internet]; 2019 May 17 [cited 2019 Jun 25]. Available from: Link

  2. Editorial fellowships [document on the internet]; 2019 June 18 [cited 2019 Jun 26]. Available from: Link

  3. Invitation for AJT editorial fellowship applications [document on the internet]; 2019 April 12 [cited 2019 Jun 27]. Available from: Link