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Become an Associate Editor

BMC Psychology is recruiting new Associate Editors to join the Editorial Board. As BMC Psychology’s visibility increases, we must also ensure that the journal is able to cope with these increased submissions whilst maintaining our high editorial standards.  Therefore, we are looking to expand our editorial team.

We encourage applications from researchers with a background in one of the disciplines below.

  • Clinical psychology and psychotherapy
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Personality and individual differences
  • Psychobiology
  • Social, organizational, and cultural psychology

BMC Psychology scope and ethos

BMC Psychology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of psychology, human behavior and the mind, including developmental, clinical, cognitive, experimental, health and social psychology, as well as personality and individual differences.

We do not make editorial decisions on the basis of the interest of a study or its likely impact. Studies must be scientifically valid; for research articles this includes a scientifically sound research question, the use of suitable methods and analysis, and following community-agreed standards relevant to the research field.

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We are interested in individuals who are committed to open access, data sharing, and innovation in scientific publishing.

Our Associate Editors should have a minimum of fifteen research papers published in reputable, English language, peer-review journals.

They should be frequently listed as corresponding author (first or last author) during the last five years.

Suitable Associate Editors for BMC Psychology can be described as someone who:

Supports the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and is a committed advocate who will represent BMC Psychology within the scientific community.

Provides a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensures that the manuscripts for which they are responsible fulfill the requirements of the Journal and are handled efficiently and appropriately through peer-review.

Role and responsibilities

The Associate Editor is primarily responsible for assessing manuscripts for their suitability for peer review, selecting suitable reviewers who meet the Journal’s requirements, and recommending decisions on the basis of the peer reviewers’ reports and their own assessment while adhering to the Journal’s editorial policies.   

An Associate Editor for BMC Psychology should be engaged and willing to handle approximately two manuscripts per month within their field of expertise.

Our Associate Editors will receive training, and our in-house editorial team will also provide administrative support.  The Associate Editor will report to the Editor and Section Editor.

Apply now!

If you are interested in becoming an Associate Editor for BMC Psychology, please send your full academic CV and a short cover letter that details your interest and enthusiasm for the position to with the name of the journal in the subject line​​​​​​​.  We look forward to hearing from you.