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FYI. Journal of Social Psychology seeking Executive Editor


Because of the forthcoming retirement of two Executive Editors for The Journal of Social Psychology (Impact Factor: 2.7), the remaining Executive Editorial Team (Bradley Okdie, Incoming Managing Editor; Cynthia Willis-Esqueda and William “Ivey” Mackenzie, Executive Editors) seek motivated and qualified academics interested in serving in the role of Executive Editor for a 3-year contract beginning January 2022.

Executive Editors at The Journal of Social Psychology guide advancement of the journal throughout the review process. They 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, Executive Editors identify reviewers, then make interim and final decisions that synthesize available reviewer comments. Over the course of a single year, Executive Editors manage between 100-125 manuscripts. Executive Editors 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 Executive Editors 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 Executive Editors 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) Groups, (b) Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Stigma, (b) Quantitative Expertise including Multilevel Modeling (c) Organizational Behavior, (c) Volunteerism, (d) Morality, and (e) Psychology and Law.

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/editorial experience. Applications should be emailed to Bradley Okdie (Okdie.2@osu.edu) with “Application for JSP Executive Editors Position” as the subject. We will review materials starting on October 1st 2021 and continue until the positions are filled. We are interested in two new board members depending on interest and qualifications. Please address any questions to Brad Okdie.

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