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Editor vacancies

The Journals of the British Psychological Society form an essential part of the Society's mission to advance and disseminate psychological knowledge. With a publishing history spanning over 100 years, the journals portfolio is at the forefront of the psychology community with international contributions and readership. 

The journals span 11 of the major areas in psychology and represents the most critical and influential thinkers in the discipline. 

Becoming an Editor of a British Psychological Society journal gives you an opportunity to play a key role in shaping a core area of psychology. As Editor you decide on the kinds of papers that will be published and on the topics that will feature in special sections and special issues. You are also responsible for appointing Associate Editors and members of the Editorial Board. 

Becoming a BPS journal Editor allows you to see the publishing process from the inside and to learn what influences Impact Factors and citation rates. 

Our partnership with Wiley, the leading society publisher, means that research published in the BPS journals is available in thousands of libraries around the world. The journals are hosted on one of the most innovative and heavily used sites in all global publishing and are present at the key psychology conferences globally.

More information can be found in our booklet 'Become a BPS Journal Editor'.

Details about current Editor vacancies on any of our Journals can be found below.

Legal and Criminological Psychology Editor

Our partnership with Wiley offers Editors the opportunity to build upon the success of our journals in collaboration with a global publisher.

The aims of the partnership are to enhance the global profile of our journals, develop each journal to be an international leader in its field, and provide enhanced support to each journal editor.

We are seeking candidates with a strong research background and significant publishing experience to lead editorial boards, contribute to editorial policy development and work with the Wiley team.

The term of office is three years from 1 January 2018 with the option of extension for a further three years. The post carries an annual honorarium.

If you wish to be considered for this post, please submit: a CV outlining your publication record and any previous editorial experience; a brief statement of how you would wish the journal to develop; and a statement indicating how you would wish to establish an editorial board to support this development.

Joint submissions are welcomed but should include an indication of how responsibilities would be divided.

Your submission will be considered by the Editorial Advisory Group (Chair: Professor Andy Tolmie), who will make recommendations to the Board of Trustees.

Submissions should be sent to:

Professor Andy Tolmie, c/o Lynn West, The British Psychological Society, St Andrews House, 48 Princess Road East, Leicester, LE1 7DR.

Informal enquiries can be made via [email protected] and will be directed to Professor Tolmie.

Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2017