Call for Associate Editors Journal of European Psychology Student
The Journal of European Psychology Students (JEPS) is an open-access, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal for students. As such, JEPS only publishes student research. It is run by highly motivated European psychology students and has been publishing since 2009. By ensuring that authors are always provided with extensive feedback from professional reviewer, JEPS gives psychology students the chance to gain experience in publishing and to improve their scientific skills. Furthermore, JEPS provides students with the opportunity to share their research and to take a first step toward a scientific career.
Currently, JEPS is recruiting Associate Editors in the field of Organizational Psychology.
In this position, Associate Editors have the chance to gain experience with the publishing process and help undergraduate and Master students publish their first work.
1. At minimum, presently pursuing a PhD degree in Psychology
2. Proficiency in English
3. Experience in publishing scientific work
1. Experience in reviewing scientific texts
Further information on requirements, processes and policies in JEPS can be found below.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a sample review.
To apply for the position of Associate Editor in JEPS, please send your CV and a cover letter to email@example.com no later than 17 February 2017 23:59 CET.
For further information, please visit to jeps.efpsa.org or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tasks of the Associate Editors (AE):
The main responsibilities of an AE are to review manuscripts and to oversee the review process of individual manuscripts (three at maximum). The tasks of this position will commence from the moment they are assigned by the JEPS Editorial Board and last until the AE makes a recommendation about the article to the JEPS Editorial Board.
As an AE, you will:
1. Review and comment on the content of the assigned manuscript
2. Assign at least two relevant reviewers for Manuscripts
a. by using the established JEPS Reviewers’ board or
b. by contacting possible reviewers independently
if a reviewer is missing from the relevant field
3. After receiving reviews from the reviewers, merge the three reviews to make a recommendation for the MS: accept, revise / resubmit, or reject.
4. When revisions are required, communicate with the reviewers and author during the review and revision process with the JEPS Editorial Board. The feedback to the author should include strengths and shortcomings of the work. JEPS review guidelines are provided.
5. Based on the reviewers’ recommendation, own personal opinion, and revision done by the author, make a final recommendation to the JEPS Editorial Board: accept, reject with an invitation to resubmit, or reject.
6. Help the JEPS Editorial Board maintain the journal policy.
Overview of the Review Process
The review process of JEPS includes three phases. The first phase is completed by the JEPS Editorial Board which decides whether the manuscript is written according to JEPS submission guidelines or not. If the manuscript meets the requirements, then it is forwarded to a relevant member of the Associate Editor’s board.
In the second phase, the AE first reviews the manuscript, writes down his/her comments, and then assigns it to a Reviewer from the JEPS Scientific Board. In the third and last phase, the Reviewer reviews the MS. The AE coordinates the revision process, contacts the authors of the manuscript to inform them about the editorial decision and reviews the revisions received from the authors (if necessary). Once the manuscript is accepted for publication, it is then forwarded to the JEPS Editorial Board, which coordinates the proofreading and the copyediting.