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Recruiting for Editor

Psychology & Sexuality

30 June 2023

About the role

We are currently recruiting for a new sole editor or co-editor team with a strong academic background in psychological and/or interdisciplinary research on sex, sexualities and gender identities.

The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for the oversight and administration of a rigorous peer review process, and will work in partnership with Taylor & Francis to grow and develop the journal. They will be supported in their work by a team of associate editors and the editorial board who the editor or co-editors can help to identify and recruit.

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

About the journal

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Psychology & Sexuality is an international journal which publishes high quality quantitative and qualitative psychological research on sexualities. The journal aims to advance knowledge and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, heterosexual and queer issues in psychology and allied disciplines. Psychology & Sexuality is progressive and radical with regard to current debates in critical psychology, whilst also drawing from work traditionally seen as outside the remit of psychology to inform understanding and debate.

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Key Skills and Attributes

Here are the skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Significant experience of academic publishing and familiarity with all stages of the publication process.
  • The capacity to devote time each week to the role, and to attend training sessions as needed.
  • A willingness to proactively lead the journal’s associate editors and editorial board.
  • The ability to ensure all submitted manuscripts are considered in a prompt, consistent and professional manner.
  • 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.
  • Active involvement in growing and developing your academic networks.
  • A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal with a clear commitment to encourage and support early career researchers and academics/practitioners from under represented parts of the world.

We welcome applications from individuals or from co-editor teams.

The new editor(s) will assume editorship in January 2024, however there will be a handover period in the latter months of 2023 during which the current editors will support and mentor the incoming editor(s) into the role providing an opportunity for the successful candidate(s) to establish their editorial team.

There is a small honorarium attached to this role.

Application Instructions

For further information or informal queries, please contact the current editors, Daragh McDermott, [email protected], and Todd Morrison, [email protected] .

To apply, please click the button below. Please provide a C.V., a short cover letter, and a vision statement.

Your vision statement should be no longer than one page and include:

  • Your view of the future direction of the field
  • How you envisage/would like to see the journal developing
  • How you would work in partnership with the editorial board
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions


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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