Call for Editor-in-Chief

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Call for Editor-in-Chief

Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health

30 August 2021

About the role

We are looking for applications for editorial teams with a strong academic background and publishing experience as well as the enthusiasm and vision to drive the journal forward. We are looking for either 1 Editor or 2-3 Co-Editors on the journal who will work closely with about 10 Associate Editors that find reviewers and make recommendations. We will also accept applications for other configurations of editorial team (for example, 2 Co-Editors and 1 Assistant Editor).

The successful candidates will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions to the journal and will have the authority to accept articles following successful peer review. You will uphold the highest standards of scholarship for the journal and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

NISC and Taylor & Francis will support you in all aspects of the role. We provide training and support on all editorial processes and systems, including Scholar One Manuscripts, which manages the peer-review process. We will provide you with regular journal performance data to inform your decision-making and offer guidance on strategic journal development, publishing ethics, and developments within the publishing landscape. NISC will provide a modest honorarium for the role to cover any journal-related expenses. 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. It is a significant role with a high profile, but one that we believe is compatible with an existing academic timetable.

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for this position please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to Mike Schramm, Publishing Manager, at [email protected]. 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.

The Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health aims to contribute towards the development of a robust and inclusive knowledge base for child and adolescent mental health across diverse contexts. To this end the Journal seeks to promote coverage, representation and dissemination of high-quality work from around the world that traverses high-, middle- and low- income contexts. Papers from all disciplines addressing child and adolescent mental health are welcome, including specific focus areas such as psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, phenomenology, epidemiology, mental health prevention and promotion, community-based interventions, dissemination research and policy.

The Journal publishes original research (including brief reports and case series, but not single case reports), review articles, clinical reports within an evidence-based framework in a ‘Clinical Perspectives’ section, book reviews, and letters to the editor. The journal publishes around 25 articles per volume, with the aim to grow this over the next three years to 40 articles.