Call for Reviewers for Translational Issues in Psychological Science

If you’ve had experience with peer-review, we invite you to sign up to review for this new journal co-sponsored by APAGS and the APA journals program.

Translational Issues in Psychological Science (TPS), Edited by Mary Beth Kenkel, PhD of Florida Institute of Technology, is a unique mentoring journal that involves psychologists in training in all stages of the peer-review process. Students and early career psychologists will co-author the articles, serve as reviewers, and have the chance to serve as Associate Editor for one issue.

Each issue of TPS concentrates on a single important, timely, and/or potentially controversial theme in translational science that is of broad interest to scientists, practitioners, and the general public. Each article covers a body of basic scientific research and concludes with an application section.

Each issue is edited by a team consisting of the Special Issue Editor, who is an expert in the topical area, and mentored Associate Editors, who are psychologists in advanced stages of training (i.e. advanced doctoral students or post-doctoral psychologists).

Benefits of Reviewing for TPS

  • Gain valuable experience in the peer-review process.
  • Work with leading experts in the field on cutting edge topics.
  • Receive mentorship during the review process.
  • Add experience as “Ad-Hoc Reviewer” to your CV.
  • Associate Editors for the journal will be psychologists in training that have reviewed for TPS in the past.


Reviewers should:

  • be psychologists in training enrolled in a doctoral program or serving as a postdoctoral scholar;
  • be an active member of APAGS;
  • have experience with peer-reviewed journals, either as a reviewer or an author who has submitted a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal and received a decision on the manuscript.

Once these criteria have been verified by members of the APAGS Science Committee, potential reviewers will be asked to undergo an online reviewer training and assessment. Once you pass the assessment, you will be asked to provide your name, email address, affiliation, country of residence, keywords describing your area of training, and year of training.

Reviewing: All eligible reviewers will be entered into a reviewer pool for TPS. If selected to review a manuscript, you will be credited within the journal, and we encourage you to indicate your service on your CV.

Apply today! To start the application process to become a reviewer for TPS, upload a two-page CV highlighting your peer-review experience to the APAGS Journal Reviewer website. CV should include your affiliation and year of training, any manuscripts that you have submitted to a peer-reviewed outlet, and any service you have as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals or conference submissions.