Associate Editor vacancy at the European Journal of General Practice

The European Journal of General Practice is seeking an Associate Editor from the South-Eastern region of Europe to complete the Editorial team.

The European Journal of General Practice (EJGP) is the official journal of WONCA Europe (the European Society of General Practice/ Family Medicine). It is an Open Access, international, peer-reviewed scientific journal, publishing high-quality, original research. The journal was established in 1995 and is published online (one issue per year) and in print (end-of-year book).

It is indexed in Medicus/MEDLINE; Current Content/Clinical Medicine; DOAJ; EMBASE/Excerpta Medica; PMC; Science Citation Index Expanded; SciSearch; Scopus.

More information can be found on the journal website.

The European Journal of General Practice is a ‘multi-regional’ journal for an international public. In its peer review process and publication policy the journal intends to value and respect the regional diversity in Europe—with regard to cultural background, health care organization and research infrastructure — while maintaining the highest possible quality standards for reporting of medical studies. We intend to give our authors and readers the highest possible service in efficient manuscript flow, constructive feedback, guidance on writing, and open communication.

The current Editorial Team consists of dr Carl Llor, PhD (Spain), Professor Manfred Maier, (Austria), Professor Christian Mallen, PhD (UK), dr An de Sutter, PhD (Belgium), Professor Henk van Weert, PhD (the Netherlands), Professor Adam Windak, PhD (Poland), and dr Jelle Stoffers, PhD, (Editor-in-Chief, the Netherlands). Ms Anneke Germeraad-Uriot, Editorial Assistant, supports the Editors.

What will be your job?

  • You lead the review process of papers assigned to you by the Editor-in-Chief. Based on the review reports you write a motivated recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief who decides on ‘acceptance’, ‘revision’ or ‘rejection’.

  • You participate in editorial teleconferences (at least one every three months).

  • You participate in the annual editorial meetings, which are organized at the WONCA Europe conference

  • Once a year you write an editorial (rotation scheme).


What qualifications are we looking for?

  • You are an enthusiastic general practitioner (family physician), or primary care researcher.
  • You are an experienced researcher (PhD degree) and author. You have (co)- authored at least 15 papers peer-reviewed (preferably international, i.e. English) publications.

  • You master the English language.

  • You adhere to international standards on reporting of medical studies.

  • You adhere to international standards on publication ethics.

  • You have access to a personal network of potential reviewers.

  • You combine an open mind with a good sense for potential quality and impact of submitted manuscripts.

  • You are committed to our editorial policy, i.e. you are critical in your judgments but you also are prepared to invest in constructive feedback and guidance on writing.

  • You like to do this kind of work.

  • You can work with deadlines.

  • To remain a diverse board, the desired candidate would be female. However, all candidates will be given equal opportunity.

What do we offer?

  • An enthusiastic team that is used to electronic ‘long distance working’.

  • An electronic ‘manuscript management system

  • Online training in using the manuscript management system.

  • Support by our Editorial Assistant.

  • A small allowance for your editorial work.

Reimbursement of the costs of travel and stay for the yearly editorial meetings.

If you are interested in this job, please send your application letter and a short CV before 1 April to Ms Anneke Germeraad-Uriot ( A notification letter including the selection procedure details will be send when your application has been received.

For more information, please contact:
Jelle Stoffers MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief
The European Journal of General Practice
Dept. of Family Medicine, CAPHRI Care and Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

The European Journal of General Practice publishes original research papers, review articles and clinical case reports on all aspects of primary care medicine (family medicine, general practice), providing new knowledge on medical decision-making, healthcare delivery, medical education, and research methodology. Areas covered include primary care epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, non-drug interventions, multi- and comorbidity, palliative care, shared decision-making, inter-professional collaboration, quality and safety, training and teaching, and quantitative and qualitative research methods.