Co-Editor-in-Chief needed for

Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition

01 June 2024

About the role

Aging Neuropsychology & Cognition is recruiting for a new Co-Editor-in-Chief (EiC). The primary emphasis of the journal is to publish original empirical research that advances our understanding of cognitive functioning in healthy older adults and individuals suffering from age-related cognitive disorders. The successful applicant should have strong clinical and research experience in the field of cognitive neuropsychology, dementia, neurodegenerative diseases, or clinical research. This will complement the expertise of current co-EiCs with expertise in cognitive neuroscience of aging, memory, executive functioning, and dementia. The editorial team of three will work together to continuously shape the scope of the journal and evaluate manuscripts for publication. In this role you will be responsible for the oversight and administration of a rigorous and proper peer review process that delivers an agreed amount of content of suitable scope and quality within an agreed publication timeframe.

About the journal

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Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition is an international peer-reviewed journal, the purpose of which is to (a) publish research on both the normal and pathological aspects of cognitive development in adulthood and aging, and (b) promote the integration of theories, methods, and research findings between the fields of cognitive aging and neuropsychology.

The primary emphasis of the journal is to publish:

  • Original empirical research that advances our understanding of cognitive functioning in healthy older adults and individuals suffering from age-related cognitive disorders.
  • Theoretical or methodological papers, critical reviews of a content area, or theoretically relevant case studies will also be considered for publication, on a limited basis.
  • Topics of interest which include but are not limited to: memory, attention, cognitive control, language function, cognitive training, cognitive and pharmacological approaches to treatment and rehabilitation, metacognition, social determinants of cognitive functioning in aged samples, and the impact of injury or disease on cognitive processes.

The journal encourages submissions that use neuroscience and neuroimaging methods towards advancing our understanding of cognition in both normative and pathological forms of aging. Multiple approaches to issues of aging and cognition (e.g., basic, applied, clinical), and multiple methodologies (e.g., cross-sectional, longitudinal, experimental, multivariate correlation) are appropriate.

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Key Skills and Attributes

Ready to apply? Here are the skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Experience in academic publishing and familiarity with all stages of the process.
  • The capacity to devote time each week to the role, and to attend Editorial Board meetings and training sessions as needed.
  • The ability to ensure all submitted manuscripts are considered in a prompt, consistent and professional manner.
  • The ability to confidently use an online peer review management system and ensure members of the editorial team do the same.
  • Experience with working effectively with independent peer reviewers.
  • The ability to read, summarize, and make decisions based on independent reviewer reports.
  • A commitment to communicating promptly, consistently, and professionally with authors during the peer review process.
  • A commitment to engaging promptly and efficiently with Taylor & Francis staff and suppliers to implement necessary processes and improvements.
  • A strong commitment to ethical rigour as well as knowledge of the COPE guidelines and commitment to ensure that the journal adheres to strict ethical standards at all times.
  • A willingness to proactively co- lead the journal’s Editorial Board, to include arranging and leading Editorial Board meetings.
  • A proven track record as a key opinion leader and known figure within your academic discipline.
  • Actively involved in growing and developing your academic networks through conference attendance and experience of networking through social media.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the open access publishing environment.
  • A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal.

The role will start from September 2024.

Application Instructions

Nominations are now being solicited and will be considered until June 1, 2024. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged. Applications should include your CV, a Cover Letter and a Vision Statement. Your Vision Statement should be no longer than 1 page and include:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it;
  • How you would work in partnership with the Co-Editors;
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions;
  • How you would work with authors.

For any questions please contact the current EICs Nancy Dennis ([email protected]) or Natasha Rajah ([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.