Call for Editors

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Call for Nominations for Editors

Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine

Deadline
17 December 2021

About the role

The present Editors’ term of office for Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine expires at the beginning of February 2022. The European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) Executive Committee is therefore seeking nominations for the appointment of a new Editor whose term of office would run for 3 years. Nominations for joint Editors are also welcomed.

Self-nominations are encouraged, and EHPS members may also put forward nominations. The final decision will be made on the basis of the criteria listed below by the joint search committee, which has representatives from EHPS, Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, and Taylor and Francis.

Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine publishes international, interdisciplinary research with diverse methodological approaches. It has become the most popular full open access outlet for the EHPS, with to date >270 articles published, yielding an average of 164,000 downloads/views per annum, and continuing significant future growth projected (e.g. HPBM has seen a >50% higher rate of downloads in 2021 compared to 2020). Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine is now indexed in PubMed Central, PsycINFO, Scopus, Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index and the Directory of Open Access Journals, and has a current ‘mock’ impact factor of 1.7[1]. HPBM attracts authors and readers internationally; submissions and article downloads from Europe, North America and Asia for 2020 are similar in number, highlighting impact beyond the EHPS for this title. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine is now ready for the next stage in its growth and requires ambitious and dynamic leadership to achieve this.

The mock impact factor (IF) is a measure of frequency which the “average article” in a journal has been cited in a two-year period. Once the journal gains additional impact, it will move from the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) to the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) to qualify for an official IF.

About the Current Editor-In-Chiefs

Dr Frank Doyle is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ireland.

Dr Irina Todorova is the Founding Director of the Health Psychology Research CenterBulgaria.

 

Criteria for Journal Editor

  • Previous editorial experience
  • Professional standing (i.e., well-known/respected in the field)
  • Publication record
  • Area of research (which should reflect one of the main strengths or topic areas of the journal)
  • Statement of future direction of the journal (i.e., should build on strengths rather than take the journal in a very different direction)
  • Strength of affiliation with the EHPS (i.e., membership, conference attendance, etc.)
  • Organisational ability (as evidenced by leadership positions)
  • International networks or collaborations
  • Language proficiency in English.

Application

Nominations should be sent to the EHPS Administrator, Mrs Sharon Cahill ([email protected]), by Friday 17th December 2021.

Nominees should send a brief CV outlining academic appointments, publications and previous editorial experience, as well as a short statement on their view of the future direction of the journal under their term of office.

Potential nominees may wish to make informal contact with the outgoing Editors, Dr Irina Todorova ([email protected]) or Dr Frank Doyle ([email protected]), to discuss the position.

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[1] The mock impact factor (IF) is a measure of frequency which the “average article” in a journal has been cited in a two-year period. Once the journal gains additional impact, it will move from the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) to the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) to qualify for an official IF.