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BJD Patient Associate Editor

Be the voice of patients by becoming one of our two new Patient Associate Editor for the British Journal of Dermatology

We are excited to announce the recruitment of two patient associate editors within BJD’s editorial team. This is your chance as a patient or a carer with a skin condition to join the BJD’s editorial team and influence academic publishing and help further promotion of our plain language summaries. BJD is one of the only dermatology journals that publishes free to read plain language summaries with every issue. See link

You will be an active participant in championing why patients should be involved in research and how BJD is working towards this goal. You will also disseminate our plain language summaries through patient support networks, invite submission for a patient perspective section and provide input into journal development. Read this editorial regarding the background and rationale about BJD’s vision for this role:

As with all BJD Associate Editor posts, this is an unpaid role but any travel, accommodation or out of pocket expenses for journal work will be reimbursed. The estimated time commitment for this role is two hours per week (on average) with a term of office of two years.

Currently, applications are limited to a patient or a carer residing in the UK.

The appointment process requires a letter of application outlining why they would be suitable for this role and a copy of the applicant’s CV. The deadline for applications is 26 July and the shortlisted candidates will be invited for an in-person interview at the BAD office, Willan House, London. We are hoping for a start date of September 2019.

Further information and the job description can be obtained from Shehnaz Ahmed, Managing Editor in the BJD editorial office (

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