The Journal of Open Psychology Data (JOPD, https://openpsychologydata.metajnl.com) is an international, peer reviewed, open access data journal. JOPD publishes data papers, which do not contain research results but rather a concise description of a dataset, and where to find it. A data paper is a publication that is designed to make other researchers aware of data that is of potential use to them for scientific and educational purposes. JOPD has been published since 2013.
The role of an Editor-in-Chief is a gratifying and furthering experience. It allows one to build on their networks, to contribute in disseminating data and research on topics one cares about and gain wider recognition in the field. The role is voluntary. No monetary compensation is included.
We hope to appoint at least two Editors-in-Chief (EiCs), who will jointly hold ultimate responsibility for the journal practices and publications, including peer review, final decisions and working constructively with Ubiquity Press for the journal’s development.
Desired skills are:
• To be very active in the field (e.g. attend conferences, publish, be a member of associations and committees)
• To hold knowledge of editorial processes and apply them to a high standard
• To interact with confidence with Associate Editors, authors and reviewers, and the other Editors-in-Chief (if applicable)
• To possess high organizational skills in order to process editorial work in a timely manner
• To maintain positive collaborations with all parties involved in the journal’s work
Ubiquity Press will provide direct support to the EiCs and an online editorial system. Each EiC position will be contractually agreed and can be held for a set time frame, at the end of which the EiC and the press will either renew the appointment or select a new individual.
Ubiquity Press is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals, books and data. We operate a highly cost-efficient model that makes quality open access publishing affordable for everyone. Ubiquity Press is committed to open data. Our data journals provide a fully open access way to discover research resources that are spread across multiple locations and usually hard to find. Our meta papers reward authors for openly archiving their research datasets, software, bioresources and reports, through citation and impact tracking. By doing so they also enable new and more efficient research, new collaborations, and use by the public (e.g. for teaching and journalism).
To apply, please, email your CV and a cover letter to the journal manager, Imogen Clarke firstname.lastname@example.org, ideally by August 31st, 2020.
Posted on 05 Aug 2020More Announcements