Open Editorships in APA Journals

Welcome to the Editor Search Portal of the APA Journals Program. The quality and integrity of APA journals depend in large part on the reputation and effectiveness of our Journal Editors. We look for particular qualities in prospective Journal Editors:

  • Journal Editors should be well-known and respected for their research in the field covered by the journal.
  • The ideal person would be scholarly and knowledgeable, as well as sensitive and open to new activity in the field.
  • The person must also be a good manager and be able to sustain the level of work required to produce the journal for a period of 6 years. That includes managing a budget, meeting deadlines, and filing reports.
  • A successful Journal Editor must exercise good judgment in selecting consulting editors and reviewers and be able to communicate effectively and sensitively with authors. Skills in conflict resolution are highly desirable.
  • Most important, APA Journal Editors are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards with respect to scientific publication.

The Publications and Communications Board and the APA Journals Program's publishing partners are currently seeking to fill Editorship positions for the following journals:

  • Clinician’s Research Digest
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes
  • Professional Psychology: Research and Practice
  • Psychology and Aging
  • Psychology, Public Policy, and Law
  • Decision
  • Families, Systems, and Health
  • Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
  • Psychology of Violence
  • Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences
  • Training and Education in Professional Psychology
  • Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
  • Psychology of Leaders and Leadership
  • Translational Issues in Psychological Science

Refer to the call for nominations announcement on the APA website for the deadline for accepting nominations

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