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Recruiting for Editor-in-Chief

Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives

Deadline
21 October 2022

About the role

We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief to take the helm of Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives. An academic background in educational assessment and knowledge of the recent advances in measurement applications in the social sciences is essential, as well as the enthusiasm to drive the journal forward as it continues to develop. It is a significant role, with high profile, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. They will have authority to accept articles following successful peer-review, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

Routledge, Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover journal-related expenses. Routledge will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the journal, and facilitate meetings of the Editorial Board. Measurement utilises an online editorial office system, Editorial Manager, and training will be provided to the successful applicant.

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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Measurement is devoted to the interdisciplinary study of measurement in the social sciences. Each issue will contain peer-reviewed articles across interdisciplinary academic areas that provide advances in measurement applications. In addition, the focus of the journal will provide the readership with book reviews and software reviews when available. The journal will include articles that highlight the development of new measurement applications, concepts and current practices in measurement.

The focus of submitted articles that address important issues in the field may include, but are not limited to, one of the following areas:

  • Advances in measurement applications in the social sciences, medicine, business, kinesiology, etc.
  • Theoretical articles that give a new perspective on measurement research, and/or practice in measurement.
  • Applied measurement articles in various interdisciplinary fields of study.
  • Meta-analysis, meta-synthesis, summary, or systematic critique of a measurement topic.
  • A book review that covers an in-depth review of a current measurement textbook.
  • A comprehensive software review of a measurement software product, e.g. R package.

The numerous measurement topics can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Validity and Reliability issues conducted in a research study
  • Test security
  • Cognitive Diagnostic Modeling
  • Computer Adaptive Testing
  • Linking/Equating
  • Bayesian Measurement/Modeling
  • Differential Item Functioning
  • Classroom Assessment
  • Diagnostic Classification Models
  • Rating Scale Analysis/Models
  • Mokken Analysis
  • Structural Equation Modeling/Multi-level modeling
  • Generalizability Theory/Models

Note: The Journal does not publish reliability and validity studies of specific tests or assessment instruments. Such analysis must be part of a larger applied measurement research article.

There are software programs today that can be evaluated and presented in the journal. A few are:

  • MIRT
  • OpenBugs
  • Winsteps
  • Stan
  • Parscale
  • R packages

This journal provides content for social scientists with an interest in the study of measurement, its theory, and application; including psychometricians, psychologists, educational researchers, policy researchers, educational and psychological test developers, medical and public health professionals.

Peer Review Policy: All focus articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by two anonymous referees. All commentary and rejoinder papers in this journal have undergone editorial screening and peer review.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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Key Skills and Attributes

Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Someone who is active in the community with strong personal networks.
  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions.
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner.
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as Associate Editors.

The role will formally begin from 1st January, 2023.

Application Instructions

Submitting your Application:
If you would like to apply for the position of Editor in Chief please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to Helen Wheeler, Portfolio Manager.

Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

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

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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.

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