Affective Science Call for Nominations for Editor(s) in Chief

The Publications Committee of the Society for Affective Science (SAS) is calling for applications for the position of Editor in Chief of the Society’s official journal, Affective Science. The appointment is due to start on 1 August 2022 for a 4 year term and will take over from the founding editors James Gross, Robert Levenson, and Wendy Berry Mendes.

Affective Science is a multidisciplinary journal publishing primarily research articles and brief reports, but also welcomes methods papers, review articles and commentary/opinions. Affective Science covers the field of affective science in a broad manner, encompassing a variety of disciplines, biological and behavioral methodologies, human and non-human animal models, and normal and clinical populations. The journal recognises the central role that affective processes play in the lives of individuals, groups, cultures, and countries, and their profound implications for health and well-being. Affective Science provides a forum for both basic and applied research. Affective Science’s first volume appeared in 2020 and currently publishes 4 issues per year. More information about the journal, including the mission statement and the current editorial board, can be found on the SAS website (link).

The role of Editor in Chief is a rewarding and challenging position that affords opportunities for the incoming editor to leave their own professional mark upon this publication and the field in general. Applications for this role are welcomed from individuals, or from a team wishing to act as Co-Editors in Chief, with a strong track record of research directly relevant to the journal’s mission. Applications are encouraged from members of underrepresented groups in the publication process, and from candidates who actively promote Open Science practices. To diversify the pool of candidates, we also invite nominations for prospective candidates for the position of Editor in Chief. Nominations by others can be submitted via a simple, short form (link). The successful applicant(s) will build on the foundations set by the current editors and demonstrate a passion to drive the journal further forward, lead an interdisciplinary team of Associate Editors and be responsible for editorial oversight and decisions on submissions. Informal queries can be addressed to the current editors (James Gross, gross@stanford.edu; Robert Levenson, boblev@berkeley.edu; or Wendy Mendes, Wendy.Mendes@ucsf.edu) or to the Publication Committee (c/o Carien van Reekum, Chair, c.vanreekum@reading.ac.uk).

Applications include a CV and a max 2-page cover letter highlighting past editorial experience, objectives for the journal, strategies for growth and encouraging diversity of all kinds, and approach to maintaining fairness and quality in the review process. Please submit applications by 15 July 2021 to Carien van Reekum, Chair of the SAS Publication Committee, c.vanreekum@reading.ac.uk.