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Editorial apprenticeships

The BJS Foundation editorial apprenticeships aim to encourage young surgeons to take an interest in medical publishing.

Recruited annually, Editorial Assistant bursaries are suitable for applicants at or near the end of higher surgical training, or recently appointed to a substantive post. Although no previous publishing experience is expected, the successful candidate will have scientific curiosity, as well as strong writing skills and a willingness to receive constructive criticism.

Editorial Assistants will have the opportunity to be fully involved in the BJS publication process and contribute to all strategy and policy discussions.

BJS Academy Editorial Apprenticeships

Requirements of the role

  • Attending monthly editorial meetings either remotely or in-person, in London and other European cities.

  • Assisting the Editorial teams in the handling of papers, from submission to publication.

  • Supporting the creation and scheduling of content for BJS’s social media channels.

  • Assisting with BJS’s scientific writing courses.

  • Completing a research project related to surgical publishing.

The apprenticeship will run for a period of 12 months. Travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed, and the successful candidate will receive an honorarium.

The application process takes place in May each year. Please keep an eye on BJS’s Twitter and Instagram channels to be the first to find out the next application deadline.

Our people

The Foundation, Journals and Academy are managed by various teams of specialists, dedicated to delivering world-class surgical education.


Part of the charitable activity of the Foundation, BJS Academy is an online educational resource for current and future surgeons.

The Academy is comprised of five distinct sections: Continuing surgical education, Young BJS, Cutting edge, Scientific surgery and Surgical news. Although the majority of this is open access, additional content is available to BJS subscribers and strategic partners.

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Surgeon Training & Surgeons in Surgery


The Foundation owns and publishes two surgical journals, BJS and BJS Open.

One of the most respected journals in the world, BJS provides a combination of scientific articles, reviews and critical commentary. Designed to complement BJS, BJS Open offers a similar range of content and allows authors to publish quality open access research.

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BJS Open & BJS Journals