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Call for editor

Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice seeks nominations for a new editor.

The Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (Div. 37 of the APA) is seeking nominations, including self-nominations, for the first Editor of Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice. This new series of monographs will be a peer-reviewed publication of the Society for Child and Family Policy, published by Springer, within the Springer Briefs series.

Editor nominees for Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice should have stature in the field of psychology or a related discipline, a broad scientific knowledge base, strong writing and editing, and organizational skills, and support for taking on the editorial responsibility. The Editor will provide vision and leadership for the publication. Essential qualifications for the Editor include a record of significant scholarly achievement, and serving as a peer reviewer or editorial board member for a scientific publication. Other essential qualifications include understanding of the international community of scholars, practitioners and policymakers, and strong interpersonal skills.

The editor will appoint an editorial board to assist in the peer review process of all manuscripts submitted to the journal. The editor will receive a modest honorarium. The editor will be an ex-officio member of the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice Board of Directors and will attend its meetings twice a year.

Nominations are solicited from the membership beginning immediately and until a new Editor is identified. We must act quickly, so do not delay sending in your nominations. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on Oct. 15, 2012. The Journal Editor Selection Committee consists of John Lochman, PhD, ABPP, Michael Roberts, PhD, ABPP, Sandra Bishop- Josef, PhD, Jennifer Kaminski, PhD, and Sara Stromeyer.

Applicants should submit a letter of application indicating a willingness to serve if selected and a vision statement about the future of Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice and their curriculum vitae. Two letters of support should be sent directly to Jennifer Kaminski. One letter should address the applicant's scholarship, and organizational and people management skills. The second should come from the candidate's section chief, department chair, or similar administrative director, indicating support for the candidate’s time and effort devoted to this editorial role. Candidates must be members of SCFPP and APA. The committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors of the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice, who will appoint the Editor. The person selected will serve a five year term as Editor starting immediately upon appointment to develop the initial issues to be published in 2013.

Please send all materials electronically to Jennifer Kaminski.