Collabra: Psychology

The Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science Seeks New Editors for Collabra: Psychology

The Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS) is seeking new editors for its official journal, Collabra: PsychologyCollabra: Psychology, is a mission-driven Open Access (OA) journal from the University of California Press that has seven sections representing the broad field of psychology, and a highlighted focus area of “Methodology and Research Practice.” As the official journal of SIPS, Collabra: Psychology supports the principles of Open Science, including a mandatory open data policy (please see our Editorial Policies for full details). In addition, the journal has incorporated innovative policies and procedures including an optional open-review process and a revenue-sharing policy for reviewers. Currently, the journal has seven senior editors who manage the seven sections, and more than fifty editors who handle submissions. 

We are looking for qualified editors to fill a number of new and replacement positions at the journal:

Editor-in-ChiefThe editor-in-chief will oversee the senior editors, manage editorial appointments, and develop editorial policies. The ideal editor-in-chief would work with the SIPS publications committee and the University of California Press to develop a mission statement, set new policies, identify future editors and senior editors, assign manuscripts, and provide managerial oversight of the journal. SIPS hopes that the journal will continue to develop and adopt innovative new editorial and publication policies, and the new editor-in-chief would play an important role in shaping the future of the journal.

Senior Editors— Senior editors also have input into journal policies, but will primarily be responsible for handling manuscripts and identifying qualified editors.  We are actively seeking new senior editors in the areas of Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, and Methodology and Research Practice. Interested candidates for any of the positions should submit a CV with a brief (500 word) vision statement for either the journal (in the case of the editor-in-chief) or a section of the journal (in the case of senior editors).  Candidates for the position of editor-in-chief should also include a brief description of prior journal editorial responsibilities. Materials should be submitted to Rich Lucas, chair of the SIPS publications committee, at Review of applicants will begin November 15th and will continue until the positions are filled.