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Recruiting for Associate Editor

European Journal of Psychotraumatology

27 August 2023

About the role

European Journal of Psychotraumatology (EJPT) warmly invites applicants for the position of Associate Editor. Becoming an Associate Editor is a rewarding and fulfilling experience with the opportunity to build your own networks, develop and promote the research in your field, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

You will join an international team of associate editors, led by Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Miranda Olff. As part of this role, you will be responsible (alongside the Editor-in-Chief) for the oversight and administration of a rigorous and proper peer review process which involves initial evaluation of new submissions, selecting and inviting external peer reviewers, managing the review process, and making a final decision based on reviewers' reports.

This is a voluntary role and it is not remunerated, however Associate Editors are acknowledged on the journal's website and are entitled to one 100% APC discount per year on an article accepted for publication in EJPT.

We welcome applications regardless of geographical location and encourage applications from scholars in the Global South.

About the journal

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The European Journal of Psychotraumatology (EJPT) is a peer-reviewed open access interdisciplinary journal owned by the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS). It aims to engage scholars, clinicians and researchers in the vital issues of how to understand, prevent and treat the consequences of stress and trauma, including but not limited to, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depressive disorders, substance abuse, burnout, and neurobiological or physical consequences, using the latest research or clinical experience in these areas. The journal shares ESTSS’ mission to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge about traumatic stress. Papers may address individual events, repeated or chronic (complex) trauma, large scale disasters, or violence.

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Key Skills and Attributes

Key skills and attributes that we are looking for:

  • Substantial research experience and expertise in scientific methodology as evidenced by authorship on peer-reviewed publications;
  • A proven track record and demonstrated expertise in psychotraumatology;
  • Flexibility and open-mindedness to new approaches from submissions around the world;
  • The ability to read, summarize, and make editorial decisions based on independent reviewer reports;
  • A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal and a willingness to make suggestions for journal development strategies.
  • A strong commitment to ethical rigour as well as knowledge of the COPE guidelines to ensure that the journal adheres to strict ethical standards at all times;
  • Excellent written communication skills in the English language;
  • A willingness to promote the journal among your peers and at conferences;
  • The capacity to devote time each week to the role (holidays/out-of-office weeks excluded), and to attend editorial board meetings;
  • The ability to confidently use an online peer review management system (training will be provided);
  • A commitment to communicating promptly, consistently, and professionally with authors during the peer review process and ensuring that all submitted manuscripts are considered in a prompt, consistent and professional manner;
  • A commitment to engaging promptly and efficiently with Taylor & Francis staff and suppliers to implement necessary processes and improvements.

Application Instructions

To apply, please click the button below. Please provide a C.V. and a short cover letter addressed to Editor-in-Chief Miranda Olff.




The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.

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