Final Call for the post of Editor Journal of Cognitive Psychology

Journal of Cognitive Psychology

FINAL CALL for applications for the post of Editor
All applications due by June 20, 2017

This post is for a term of three years initially, renewable by mutual consent for further terms, starting in 2017. Please submit applications by June 20th 2017.


About the Journal

The Journal of Cognitive Psychology (JCP) publishes contributions from all areas of cognitive psychology, focusing on sound and theory-driven studies that advance our understanding of cognitive mechanisms and processes. Contributors include experimental cognitive psychologists and cognitive neuroscientists, working in areas as diverse as perception, attention, language processing, numerical cognition, action and motor control, spatial cognition, learning, memory, reasoning, and decision making.

JCP publishes 8 issues per year. Its 2015 impact factor increased to 1.892 and it has a 5-Year Impact Factor of 1.568.

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The Editor is responsible for leadership of the journal and the coordination and processing of content for publication and will take ultimate responsibility for editorial decision-making and the content of the journal, and they will also take an active role in the journal’s continuing development.

Main tasks include:

  • Solicit, receive and process contributions to the journal through the peer review process via the online submission system ScholarOne Manuscripts™
  • Appoint Associate Editors and Editorial Board members
  • 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

Ideally a candidate will have a breadth of knowledge in the various topics, research methods, and professional issues encompassed by JCP; experience with the peer review process associated with scholarly work in cognitive psychology; enthusiasm for continuing to build the publication’s content and reputation; and maintenance of high standards in research. Candidates will have the ability to exercise timely, clear, and fair judgements in difficult decision-making circumstances, as well as excellent organisational skills and a high degree of commitment.

Routledge will provide an annual financial contribution to the expenses incurred by the Editor in fulfilling her/his responsibilities.


Application Procedure

To apply for this post, please submit a copy of your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and your vision for the journal under your Editorship (maximum of 2 sides of A4). Applications should be submitted to: Ailsa Marks, Managing Editor at

The closing date for applications is 20th June 2017. Telephone interviews are likely to take place at a mutually convenient date within two weeks of the closing date.

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Taylor & Francis will judge each on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate.