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Recruiting for Deputy Editor

International Journal of Art Therapy

25 June 2023

About the role

We are looking to appoint a new Deputy Editor of the International Journal of Art Therapy (IJAT) starting from August 2023 (or earliest from this date) for a three-year term, with possible renewal for a second three-year term

IJAT is the official journal of the British Association of Art Therapy (BAAT) and is a leading publication of international art therapy literature. The journal has over 150K downloads per year and is ranked in the top 25% of journals in its CiteScore subject category.

We are looking to appoint a new Deputy Editor to continue to build the journal’s international academic standing. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of academic writing, experience of being on an editorial board of a similar journal and/or demonstrate a strong knowledge of research and academic literature around art therapy.

Members interested on this role should apply by submitting their CV along with a short (1000-word max) statement outlining why they are interested in the role, the skills and experience they would bring, and what they would like to achieve in their three-year tenure if they were appointed.

For an informal conversation about the role, prior to submitting a formal application, contact our Editor-in-Chief Designee, Dr Zoe Moula, by email at [email protected]

TRAINING: Free access to Taylor & Francis editor symposiums plus attendance to BAAT’s annual conference and one annual CPD course provided by BAAT.

  • Part-time honorary role, 1 day per week
  • Fixed term for three years starting August 2023 (or earlier from this date)
  • An honorarium of £1,000 per annum

About the journal

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International Journal of Art Therapy is a leading publication of international art therapy literature and official journal of the British Association of Art Therapists.

The aims of the journal are:

To advance the understanding of how art therapy may contribute to effective interventions for service users through publishing:

  • Ethical, high quality research papers.
  • Diverse, innovative practice papers including service user feedback.
  • Original, evidence-informed opinion pieces.

To further develop knowledge in the fields of art therapy research, practice, theory, and pedagogy in a global context for:

  • Art therapists.
  • Educators and trainees.
  • Service users and members of the public.
  • Allied health professionals.
  • Mental health practitioners.
  • Other professionals.

To include service user and lived experience perspectives in all aspects of this work.

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Key Skills and Attributes

  • Expertise in methodologies and methods for areas of research including any of the following: quantitative; qualitative; mixed methods; arts-based and arts-informed; intervention development; evaluation; or other specialist areas of research.
  • Experience of practicing art therapy or research in a related field – including clinical, community, or education-based.
  • Experience as a peer-reviewed journal Associate Editor or Board Member.
  • Significant experience as a peer reviewer.
  • A track record of peer reviewed publication.
  • Confidence to engage with authors, peer reviewers, and editors to solicit the highest quality submissions, while also maintaining positive working relationships.
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner.
  • Proficient IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, OneDrive and ScholarOne submission systems.
  • Competence in using social media to disseminate publications.

Application Instructions

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 Editorial Board

Interviews will take place on Friday, July 7th.


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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