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SIPR Editor(s), 2021-2025 - Call for Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the next editor(s) of Social Issues and Policy Review (SIPR), a journal of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). SIPR publishes one volume a year.

The mission: Social Issues and Policy Review (SIPR) provides state of the art and timely theoretical and empirical reviews of topics and programs of research that are directly relevant to understanding and addressing social issues and public policy. SIPR, like other review volumes (e.g., Annual Review of Psychology and Advances in Experimental Social Psychology) is formally considered a periodical. Papers will be accessible and relevant to a broad audience and will normally be based on a program of research. Articles in SIPR will represent perspectives directly relevant to the psychological study of social issues and public policy. SIPR volumes are nonthematic; that is, the papers within each volume focus on a variety of topics. Manuscripts may be invited by the Editor(s) or submitted openly to SIPR, but all are peer-reviewed by editorial board members and other appropriate experts.

Editorial tenure and skills:

Editor(s) will be expected to work with the current Editors as soon as s/he is appointed to solicit manuscripts. Note that currently SIPR has co-editors, although that is not a requirement. S/he will start as Editor-elect in August or September 2020 and will become masthead editor for 4 years starting in January 2021. The editor(s) will need scientific, editorial, interpersonal, and organizational abilities. They will advise authors of potential articles on their relevance to the journal as well as select an advisory board and peer reviewers to evaluate articles as they are submitted. SPSSI has a strong commitment to diversity and members of historically underrepresented groups in Psychology are encouraged to apply. The Editor(s) will work with SIPR's publisher, Wiley-Blackwell, to ensure the timely publication of each issue; attend one SPSSI Council meeting each year, and prepare various editorial reports for council meetings and the newsletter. Find more information about the publication on the SIPR page on the SPSSI website. Editor(s) will receive a modest yearly stipend and budget for expenses.

How to apply:

Self nominations and nominations of colleagues are encouraged. Submit nominations to Anila Balkissoon, SPSSI Executive Director (abalkissoon@spssi.org) with “SIPR editorial search” in the subject line of your email. Those interested should email a copy of their CV, a statement (no more than 750 words) describing their reasons for interest in the position, previous editorial experience, vision and views about the future direction of this journal, and contact information for two referees. Deadline for submissions: March 8, 2020.