Recruiting for Associate Editors and Peer Reviewers

Gifted and Talented International

31 December 2023

About the role

Gifted and Talented International (GTI) is looking for Associate Editors and Peer Reviewers with expertise in the giftedness, talent, and creativity in children, adolescents, and adults. Publication topics vary from gifted education to giftedness through the lifespan.

Becoming an editor is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you have the opportunity to develop and promote the research in your field and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

The peer review process is a fundamental part of research publishing. It’s a way of ensuring only articles of the highest quality that contribute meaningfully to the field are published. The process involves both the journal editors and independent expert reviewers, who evaluate the submitted articles.

Peer reviewers are intrinsic to the publication process and upholding this role is a wonderful opportunity to boost your own networks, sharpen your expertise, and contribute immensely to a journal and therapeutic area.

GTI is published on behalf of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children.

About the journal

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Gifted and Talented International (GTI) is an international, refereed journal publishing articles that significantly contribute to our understanding and promotion of giftedness, talent, and creativity in children, adolescents, and adults. Its purpose is to share current theory, research, and practice in gifted education with its audience of international educators, scholars, researchers, and parents.

GTI publishes original research, theoretical studies, systematic literature review papers or accounts of practice. Integrative literature reviews and theoretical pieces that appreciate empirical work are welcome. Topics include: development, personality and individual differences, affect and motivation, social behavior and cross-cultural issues in relation to giftedness, talent, and creativity; teacher education and professional development; curriculum development and implementation, research on instructional strategies, and school interventions, and evaluations of programs and services; twice-exceptionality; and counseling issues.

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Key Skills and Attributes

All papers undergo an initial review by one of the journal’s Associate Editors, after which papers undergo an anonymous review process by two or more subject matter experts.

Successful applicants for Associate Editor and Peer Reviewer will:

• Respond to peer review invitations and complete reviews according to requested turnaround times.
• Critically evaluate the validity, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of a submission according to journal guidelines.
• Uphold rigorous journal standards by identifying critical flaws and/or unethical research practices.
• Remain professional and courteous throughout the peer review process.
• Be expected to review a minimum of 3 manuscripts per year.
• A commitment to communicating promptly, consistently, and professionally with the relevant parties during the peer review process: for Associate Editors, this includes reviewers, editorial staff and the Editor-in-Chief; for Reviewers, this includes Associate Editors, editorial staff and the Editor-in-Chief.
• A strong commitment to ethical rigour as well as knowledge of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and commitment to ensure that the journal adheres to strict ethical standards at all times.
• In addition, Associate Editors are expected to manage the manuscripts through the peer review process by soliciting reviewers and reading, summarizing, and making decisions based on independent reviewer reports.

Applicants seeking further information and training on becoming a peer reviewer should please use the following link: A guide to becoming a peer reviewer | Editor Resources (

Application Instructions

Please apply at the link below with your CV and a letter of interest addressing your ability to meet the criteria stated above.

We are enthusiastic to review your CV and letter carefully to ensure you are added to the appropriate area of the journal. Thank you!

For any questions, please contact: [email protected].


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.