The Publications and Communications (P&C) Board and Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association have opened nominations for the Editorship of the School Psychology. The successful candidate should be available to start receiving manuscripts in early 2020 to prepare for issues published in 2021, and continue as Editor through 2025. School Psychology, the official journal of Division 16, has a rich history of editors, including Drs. Thomas Kratochwill, Joseph Witt, Terry Gutkin, Rik Carl D’Amato, Randy Kamphaus, Shane Jimerson, and Richard Gilman
School Psychology (previously named School Psychology Quarterly through 2018) published by the American Psychological Association, is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary research journal that publishes empirical studies and literature reviews of the psychology of education and services for children in school settings, encompassing a full range of methodologies and orientations, including educational, cognitive, social, cognitive behavioral, preventive, cross-cultural, and developmental perspectives. Focusing primarily on children, youth, and the adults who serve them, School Psychology publishes research pertaining to the education of populations across the life span. The journal comprises manuscripts from scholars throughout the world, including research from multi-site international projects and work that has the potential to be adapted to and implemented around the globe to address the needs of diverse populations, cultures, and communities. Papers linking innovative empirical research with practice and public policy in the USA and elsewhere are also highly valued.
The ideal candidate will be someone who is knowledgeable in the broad domains of the psychology of education and services for children in school settings. In particular, we seek nominees who are scholarly and highly respected for their research, in addition to being informed about current scientific activity in the field. Equally important is the ability to be a good manager and maintain the level of work required to sustain the journal’s production for the 5-year term. In addition to the obvious editorial activities, responsibilities include managing a budget, meeting deadlines, filing reports to APA, and maintaining a strong identity with the field of school psychology through direct and frequent communication with Division 16’s Vice President of Publications and Communications (currently Dr. Michelle Perfect). The editor must exercise good judgment in the selection of consulting editors and reviewers and be able to communicate editorial decisions effectively and sensitively to diverse authors. Above all, the editor is expected to maintain the highest ethical and scientific standards with respect to scientific publication.
The new Editor will be expected to join APA and Division 16, if not already a member. All other qualifications being equal, preference will be given to candidates who have been a member of Division 16 for at least two years. 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 also encouraged.
Rik Carl D’Amato, PhD, and James Campbell Quick, PhD, will co-chair the search.
Nominate candidates through APA’s Editor Search website at https://editorsearch.apa.org. Prepared statements of one page or less in support of a nominee can also be submitted by e-mail to Hilary Peterson (Associate Publisher, APA Journals) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for accepting nominations is Friday, January 18, 2019, when reviews will begin.
For more information on School Psychology, please visit https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/spq/.