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The Publications and Communications (P&C) Board of the American Psychological Association has opened nominations for the Editorship of the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management for the years 2021–2026. Laura S. Guy, PhD, is the incumbent editor.

The Journal of Threat Assessment and Management is an international periodical for professionals and scholars whose work focuses on operational aspects of the assessment and management of risk for interpersonal violence. The journal is unique in three ways: First, it is devoted exclusively to the subject of violence risk. Second, it is applied in nature, dealing with the development, implementation, and evaluation of procedures for assessing and managing violence risk. Third, it reflects and promotes the values of interdisciplinarity and internationalism, based on the view that preventing violence requires collaborations that cross professional and, in many cases, political boundaries.

Those who read and write for the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management work in mental health, criminal justice, national security, and private security settings. They have backgrounds in fields such as policing, criminology, law, psychology, psychiatry, nursing, and social work. What binds these readers and authors together is their focus on understanding and preventing violence.

Please read more about the journal here.

We are looking for candidates who best meet the criteria for editor of an APA journal, including scientific and scholarly excellence in the person’s own contributions as well as evidence of a broad intellectual perspective, good judgment, exceptional communication skills, and management skills appropriate to an editor, including service as an Associate Editor. We very much hope that you will help us by suggesting candidates for this important position or, if you feel your qualifications are in line with the criteria we have described here, that you will apply.

Candidates are not required to be members of APA. However, Editors are expected to become members of APA. Candidates should be available to start receiving manuscripts in early 2021 to prepare for issues published in 2021. Please note that the P&C Board encourages participation by members of underrepresented groups in the publication process and would particularly welcome such nominees. Self-nominations are encouraged.

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, will chair the search.

To nominate candidates yourself, please e-mail Annie Hill (Associate Publisher, Community Initiatives, APA Journals) at

The deadline for accepting nominations is Friday, June 12, 2020, when reviews will begin.