The RCPE is looking to recruit an Associate Clinical Editor to support our Editor-in-Chief in editing of the Clinical section of The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the College’s quarterly peer-reviewed, open access, general medical journal (international circulation: 8,500). The JRCPE is indexed in Medline, Embase, Google Scholar, ESCI, EBSCO, Scopus and the DOAJ.

Responsibilities will include

  • After approval by the Editor-in-Chief, reviewing all new submissions to the Clinical Section to ensure that papers are of a high quality and related to the Journal’s areas of interest and contributing to the identification of peer reviewers;
  • Editing manuscripts to ensure they meet clinical standards, in collaboration with the Senior Production Editor who carries out substantive editing for style, clarity and consistency, where necessary;
  • Regular commissioning of content linked to the Journal’s areas of interest;
  • Contributing to discussions regarding the Journal’s editorial direction, suggesting topics for future papers and editorials and contributing to forward planning;
  • Participating in quarterly Editorial Board meetings (video-linking or Skype will be used to facilitate remote participation).

The Associate Clinical Editor will work closely with the in-house editorial/production team. Interested candidates should be a Fellow of the RCPE, have a demonstrable interest in medical education and international developments in general internal medicine, and a knowledge of and interest in editing, and commissioning for, medical or scientific journals. A fuller job description is available below.

This position is unremunerated, but reasonable travel expenses will be paid.

Closing date: 20 June 2019

Applicants should submit a short CV and details regarding their suitability for the post to:

Jeanette Stevenson
Head of Education and Training
11 Queen Street
Edinburgh EH2 1JQ.


If you would like more information about this role or to discuss this vacancy informally please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Vinod Ravindran by email at:

Application Closing Date: 
Thursday, 20 June, 2019

This vacancy is now closed.