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FYI. Invitation for applications for Executive Editor for the Journal of Social Psychology


Invitation for Applications for Executive Editor for the Journal of Social Psychology

Because of the forthcoming retirement of two Executive Editors for The Journal of Social Psychology with almost four decades of combined service, the remaining Executive Editorial Team (Jon Grahe, Managing Executive Editor; Art Stukas, Executive Editor) seek motivated and qualified academics interested in serving in the role of Executive Editor for a 3 year contract beginning January, 2019.

Executive Editors at The Journal of Social Psychology guide advancement of the journal throughout the review process. They first determine whether a manuscript will be sent to reviewers and send prompt decision letters for manuscripts that are desk rejected. For manuscripts sent for review, EEs help identify reviewers, then make interim and final decisions that synthesize available reviewer comments. Over the course of a single year, EEs are likely to manage between 75-100 manuscripts. EEs are expected to complete their tasks in a timely and professional manner and to attend quarterly conference calls.
Executive Editors should be established researchers in their field of inquiry with multiple publications in top tiered journals. Prospective EEs should have extensive reviewing experience as a Consulting Editor or similar role, with a preference for individuals with prior experiences as Associate or Executive Editors. Additionally, although EEs often oversee manuscripts that are outside their primary specialty area, we try to match manuscripts as closely as possible. To that end, we welcome applicants with wide expertise, but we are primarily interested in individuals with backgrounds including one or more of the following specialty areas or skill sets: (a) Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Stigma, (b) Organizational Behavior, and (c) Quantitative Expertise including Multilevel Modeling.
Benefits: Executive Editors receive a modest stipend that will be determined partly by the number on the final board. Editors also receive gratis online access and print copies of JSP.
Applications must include the following: (a) a two-page letter of intent stating qualifications and commitment to continue improving the quality of the journal while advancing current initiatives to increase the science transparency of published manuscripts, and (b) a curriculum vitae detailing relevant qualifications including prior reviewer experience. Applications should be emailed to Jon Grahe (graheje@plu.edu) with “Application for JSP EE Position” as the subject. We will review materials starting on November 1, 2017 and continue until the positions are determined. We are interested in one to three new board members depending on interest and qualifications. Please address any questions to Jon Grahe.