Call for Expressions of Interest in IJW Roles

Opportunity

The International Journal of Wellbeing (IJW) has great pleasure in inviting expressions of interest for the following ongoing voluntary positions:

  1. Editor (psychology focus)
  2. Assistant (review process)

Rationale

  • With the increasing popularity of the IJW, submissions with a strong psychology focus are growing and the journal wishes to increase capacity to service psychology submissions in a timely manner. This editor will join Associate Professor Aaron Jarden and Dr Tim Lomas in managing submission with a psychology focus.
  • The IJW wishes to streamline and improve the review experience for authors; resulting in improved publishing timelines. The editors are seeing an assistant that will help with the review process. Tasks may include obtaining suitable reviewers and tracking review process and timelines.

About the International Journal of Wellbeing

The International Journal of Wellbeing publishes timely original high-quality scholarly articles on the topic of wellbeing, broadly construed. Although focused on original ideas, the journal also publishes competent and timely review articles, critical notices, and book reviews.

The journal encourages submissions that are genuinely interdisciplinary (i.e. that draw on research from more than one discipline and will be of value to wellbeing researchers from more than one discipline), but we will also consider wellbeing research that is uni-disciplinary if it is of exceptional quality. Uni-disciplinary submissions should be from within the disciplines of philosophy, psychology, or economics.

Application process

If you are interested in one of the above positions, please email aaron.jarden@unimelb.edu.au indicating:

  1. Which position you are expressing interesting in.
  2. A current CV or link to a current website.
  3. A short statement indicating why you wish to join the IJW team.
  4. Extent of previous reviewing experience (i.e., number of journals rereviewed for, an estimation of total review or yearly average).
  5. A statement related to any previous editorial experiences or similar. (editorial positions only)
  6. Any evidence or insight demonstrating that you are at the forefront of your field (editorial positions only)

Desired applications

For the editorial positions, applicants should hold a PhD (or equivalent) and academic post at a recognized university.  For the assistant position, previous similar administrative experience.

Timeline

There is no application due date, expressions are considered on an ongoing basis.