Editor needed for

Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology

01 December 2024

About the role

Nominations are invited for Editor of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (JCCAP) to succeed Andres De Los Reyes, Ph.D., whose term will end December 31, 2026.  The successful candidate will overlap with the current editor in January 2026 as Editor-Elect, and assume the Editor’s role in January 2027.  The full editorial term will run 2026-2030.

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you have 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.

About the journal

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JCAAP is the official research journal of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Division 53 of the American Psychological Association. As a peer-reviewed journal outlet, contributions to JCCAP take two forms:

First, contributors publish original empirical work on the following topics:

  1. applied research on the development and evaluation of assessment and intervention techniques for use with clinical child and adolescent populations;
  2. basic research on the development of child and adolescent mental health;
  3. basic and applied research about structural, cultural, and sociodemographic factors relevant to child and adolescent mental health; and
  4. research on training and professional practice in clinical child and adolescent psychology as well as child advocacy.

Second, JCCAP considers theoretical, methodological, and/or review manuscripts pertinent to clinical child and adolescent psychology. In particular, JCCAP publishes this work in its two showcase series: Evidence-Base Updates and Future Directions. Although contributions to these series are typically initiated via invitation by the Editor, unsolicited submissions are also welcome, and all contributions undergo peer review following a process akin to peer review of empirical work.

The editorship represents a distinct opportunity to help shape the future of our science; it requires a substantial time commitment and includes an honorarium.

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Key Skills and Attributes

Selection Criteria:

  • A Nominee must be a Member of Division 53 of the American Psychological Association and a recognized leader in the field
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and broad perspective on disciplines methods and research represented in the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology
  • Professional accomplishment and identity within clinical child and adolescent psychological science
  • Demonstrated research, writing, reviewing, and editorial skills
  • Dedicated time to devote to editorial duties

Application Instructions

Interest Application Nominations:

Self-nominations are encouraged, as are nominations of members of underrepresented groups in psychology.

Please provide the nominee's name, contact information, and curriculum vitae, along with a cover letter supporting the nomination. The editor selection committee will begin reviewing nominations December 1, 2024.

Invitations for Full Applications:

The Editor Selection Committee will invite select nominees to provide additional information, including: (A) Extended Biography, (b) 3 References, and (c) Vision Statement for the journal (e.g., changes, if any, the candidate would wish to implement, scope of journal in relation to developments in the field, policy issues, how to seek to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in the publication process).


  • December 1, 2024  Interest to Apply Materials Due
  • February 1, 2025    Notification of Invitations to Formally Apply
  • March 31, 2025       Formal Application Materials Due
  • June 15, 2025         Final Candidate notified
  • January 1, 2026      Begin One year term as Editor-Elect

Send nominations and inquiries to:

Lynn Canty, Director of Operations, SCCAP
[email protected]

SCCAP encourages and welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds with respect to age, disability, gender, geography, nationality, race, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.

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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.