Call for an Associate Editor, The Quantitative Methods for Psychology

The Quantitative Methods for Psychology (, ISSN: 2292-1354, doi prefix 10.20982) is seeking a second Associate Editor, starting in March 2018 for a 3-year appointment. TQMP publishes papers describing quantitative methods for all areas of psychology and related disciplines. New and innovative techniques are published in the journal along with articles that are tutorials. TQMP also publishes replications studies and companion articles. All TQMP papers are open access (Sherpa RoMEO code green).

Job description
The Associate Editor will process articles received for consideration to TQMP by assessing the manuscripts, organizing the review process, and writing action letters. The Associate Editor may also be invited to take on additional projects such as drafting and disseminating calls for special issues. The Associate Editor will mainly work together with the Editor, Denis Cousineau. The position is for 3 years (including a 6-months probationary period). Applicants must have a position relevant to research in quantitative methods and psychology and have experience publishing articles. The Associate Editor must have a strong and demonstrable interest in quantitative methods and have published some papers on that subject. Having published in TQMP in the past is an asset but is not mandatory.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
Detailed editing of manuscripts submitted to the journal. The main purpose of TQMP is the transfer of technical knowledge and therefore, clarity of exposition must receive a strong focus from the Associate Editor. The Associate Editor may expect to receive one or two new manuscripts per month. A successful manuscript typically requires two rounds before it is accepted and is typically reviewed by two experts at least once. The rejection rate is currently 60%, 20% being rejected before being sent for reviews. An Associate Editor must be able to write clear action letters, summarizing the reviewers’ main concerns as well as his or her own. The action letters must be constructive, so that the authors receive specific and detailed orientations.

Rate of Pay
All Editors of TQMP are unpaid volunteers.

Please email the following items to
• A short cover letter with your statement of interest
• A copy of your CV
• A sample of relevant articles published on quantitative methods or where quantitative methods play an important role in the article.
Application deadline: 31 January 2018
For more information, contact Denis Cousineau, Editor, or Roland Pfister, Associate Editor.