Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Position Opening: Editor-Elect of School Psychology Review

Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Position Opening: Editor-Elect of School Psychology Review

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The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is conducting a search for editor-elect of its flagship journal, School Psychology Review (SPR). Readership of the journal includes NASP membership and institutional subscribers.

Aims and scope. As a quarterly, refereed publication, SPR draws broadly from a range of disciplines (e.g., educational, child clinical, pediatric, counseling psychology; education and special education) to advance research and inform practice in school psychology and related fields. In line with NASP's goal of advancing effective practices to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health, preference is given to original, data-based, methodologically rigorous manuscripts that include a discussion of both relevant theory and implications for practice or policy. Most submissions are for consideration as General Articles. Manuscripts may also be considered as Research Briefs or for the Research Into Practice and Children, Research, and Public Policy sections. Manuscript submission is online and is subject to initial appraisal by the editor. If found suitable for further consideration, manuscripts are anonymously reviewed by members of the editorial review board. One issue per year is typically reserved for a guest-edited special issue on a timely, highly relevant topic to school psychology and the field of education more broadly.

Editor's responsibilities. The editor of School Psychology Review is responsible for (a) implementing a shared vision that will advance the journal, (b) selecting and evaluating the members of the editorial advisory board, (c) selecting and coordinating the work of the associate editors, (d) processing and evaluating manuscripts, (e) evaluating and selecting proposals for special issues, (f) maintaining overall quality control and content of the journal, and (g) communicating regularly with NASP leadership. NASP is currently seeking an external publisher for the journal, and the new editor-elect will participate in that transition. We seek an accomplished scholar who will collaborate with the publisher in increasing the reach and impact of the journal on the field.

The editor is a member of the NASP Publications Committee and works closely with several NASP staff members, as well as staff from NASP's publishing partner to be named in the spring of 2019. Support is provided to the editor to offset some costs associated with editorial duties (e.g., stipend, clerical assistance). Travel to the SPR editorial board meeting at the NASP annual convention is required and funded by NASP.

Editor's term. The appointment will be made by September 15, 2019. The selected individual will serve as editor-elect from January–December 2020 and as editor from January 2021–December 2026. The 5-year appointment as editor is nonrenewable.

Application process. A letter of intent and application materials should be sent electronically to the attention of Denise Ferrenz, NASP Director, Publications (dferrenz@naspweb.org) no later than May 31, 2019. Materials must include:

  • A current and comprehensive vita, including all professional publications, activities in professional organizations, professional memberships, academic preparation, employment history, and related experience. …

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