Psychological Trauma welcomes new editor
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Amarillo, will begin her tenure as editor of Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, in 2015. As editor, Kendall-Tackett plans to put more of the journal's content online and make it more interactive, with links to videos and websites. "We have great information available that I would like to see reach beyond our borders," she says.
New editor for Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
After seven years on the editorial review board and three years as associate editor, Richard M. Lee, PhD, became editor of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology in January. The University of Minnesota psychology professor aims to raise the conceptual sophistication and methodological rigor of the journal's research and to broaden its scholarship and readership internationally by appointing a diverse group of associate editors, developing special issues on understudied topics and boosting outreach efforts at national conferences.
Journal of Rural Mental Health welcomes new editor
In January, James L. Werth Jr., PhD, became the new editor of the Journal of Rural Mental Health, which he hopes will continue to promote quality of life among people living and working in rural areas, in part by informing policy development. He also aims to increase the journal's multidisciplinary readership and involvement. Werth is the behavioral health and wellness services director of Stone Mountain Health Services in Pennington Gap, Va.
New editor for Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
University of Calgary psychology professor Penny Pexman, PhD, is the new editor of the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology. She plans to continue publishing high-quality empirical and theoretical work, provide rapid and responsive peer review, and encourage communication of the journal's research.
Roberts is editor of the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science
William L. Roberts, PhD, of Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia, became editor of the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science in January, and has served on the editorial board since 2000. One of the areas he'd like to see improved in the journal, as well as in the field of psychology, is a greater respect for precision in the reporting of data.
Incoming editors at American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
In July, Jill McLeigh, PhD, of the University of Colorado Denver, and William Spaulding, PhD, of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, take on the joint editorship of the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.
The new editors intend to publish articles on relevant and engaging issues such as the effects of the Affordable Care Act and privatization of mental health services. They also aim to expand the journal's population focus to include adults with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disabilities.
The journal, owned by the American Orthopsychiatric Association, was published by APA from its 1930 inception to 2009, and then by the publishing company Wiley. 2014 marks its return to APA.
Asian American Journal of Psychology announces editor-elect
Bryan S. K. Kim, PhD, director of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo's master's program in counseling psychology, is editor-elect of the Asian American Journal of Psychology. Kim, who is also associate editor of Measurement & Evaluation in Counseling & Development, hopes to further establish the journal as the go-to source for Asian American psychology by publishing high quality research, theoretical and practice-oriented articles. He will become editor in January 2015.
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