Applications are invited for the post of Editor-in-Chief The Clinical Neuropsychologist

The Clinical Neuropsychologist

Applications are invited for the post of Editor-in-Chief for The Clinical Neuropsychologist. The role is for a five year term. The new editor will take on the role of Editor-Elect from January 2015, and the role of Editor-in-Chief from January 2016 - December 2019. Please submit applications by May 30th 2014.

TCN has been edited by Dr. Jerry Sweet for the past 10 years, originally as co-editor alongside Dr. Russell M. Bauer, and since 2011 as Editor-in-Chief, working with the support of a team of four Associate Editors. During that period the journal has grown in size and stature, and now publishes 8 issues per year. TCN’s 5-Year IF is 2.261. The rejection rate of new submissions is approximately 60%.

For more information about the journal, please visit our website: http://www.tandfonline.com/ntcn.

The new Editor-in-Chief will: 

  • Solicit, receive and process new contributions to the journal from January 1st 2015 through the peer review process via ScholarOne Manuscripts™.
  • Appoint and supervise the Associate Editors and the Editorial Board.
  • Maintain and enhance the journal's quality and reputation.
  • Work with the publisher and the Editorial Board to develop the editorial strategy and direction of the journal and to serve as ambassador for the journal.
  • Commission special issues and assign topical guest editors.

The Editor-in-Chief will be support by an annual stipend as well as the online manuscript and peer review management system ScholarOne Manuscripts™. Training will be provided on the system, and an Editorial Assistant will be assigned by the Publisher to assist the Editor and Associate Editors with the administration of the system. 

Desirable traits in a candidate for Editor-in-Chief include: breadth of knowledge in the various clinical topics, research methods, and professional issues encompassed by TCN; experience with the peer review process associated with scholarly work in clinical neuropsychology; enthusiasm for continuing to build the publication's content and reputation; and maintenance of high standards in research. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to exercise timely, clear, and fair judgements in difficult decision-making circumstances, as well as excellent organizational skills and a high degree of commitment. 

To submit your application, or for further details, please contact: Mary Phillips, Managing Editor, Routledge Journals at mary.phillips@tandf.co.uk, and the current Editor-in-Chief, Jerry Sweet at jerrysweet@uchicago.edu.

Applications must include a letter of interest, specifically referring to why you believe you are particularly qualified for the role of Editor-in-Chief of TCN and how you see your role in the future development and direction of the journal. A CV should also be submitted.