Infancy is seeking a new Editor. The new Editor will receive new submissions beginning January 1, 2023. The successful candidate will be recognized internationally for their scientific contributions to the field of infancy, reflected in a strong track record of publications and presentations. They should also have an extensive international network of contacts to expand the Journal’s reach and impact. The ideal candidate will be skilled in diplomacy, networking, and written and verbal communication.

Other skills and/or experience the successful candidate should have include:

  • Previous editorial experience
  • Knowledge around Open science practices
  • Strategic thinking about ways to grow the journal and increase its visibility and impact factor

The position of the Editor includes:

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the Journal, especially the peer review process
  • Building and maintaining a geographically diverse editorial board in line with the international focus of the society
  • Management of the journal’s operating budget
  • Facilitating thorough, fair, and fast peer review through the delegation of Associate Editors, the invitation of peer reviewers, and the synthesis of peer review reports into a manuscript decision
  • Serving as an ambassador of the journal by encouraging submissions from authors
  • Engaging in targeted outreach to international members and individuals from under-represented groups to ensure inclusiveness and diversity in the scholars contributing to the journal and the infants represented in papers
  • Monitoring and improving Journal operations and the effectiveness of the Journal’s editorial goals and policies
  • Collaborating with the Publisher and ICIS Publications Committee to explore strategic new initiatives, policies, and topic areas to enhance Journal quality and growth
  • Collaborating with the ICIS Communications Committee to maximize impact of journal/articles
  • Maintaining regular communication with the Publisher to discuss the journal’s performance, operations, and management of the Associate Editors
  • Managing Editorial Board, including inviting and retiring members and monitoring performance
  • Maintaining regular communication with the Associate Editors and the Editorial Board to keep them engaged and energized
  • Attending ICIS Board meetings (approximately 4 per year) as an Ex-Officio member and to provide regular reports of the Journal’s progress and any journal concerns
  • Commissioning 2 special issues per year that highlight new or timely areas in the field, and identifying topics and reaching out to authors of target articles and commentaries

The Editor of Infancy shall have the power to delegate specific responsibilities to Associate Editors and the Editorial Board, with full autonomy to make decisions about the journal’s acceptances, as per the society’s bylaws. To keep the flow of papers maintained and the decision times to a minimum, the successful candidate should be prepared to invest a small amount of time each day managing Journal concerns.

Infancy, the official journal of the International Congress of Infant Studies, emphasizes the highest quality original research on infant development during the first two years. Both human and animal research are included. In addition to regular length research articles (~8,000 words) and brief reports (3000-word maximum), the journal includes solicited target articles with a set of commentaries or debates reflecting different theoretical positions or methodological approaches; and special issues or special sections.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a vision statement (2 pages) on how they would like to see Infancy develop in the future in one pdf file. Please send all application materials by September 15, 2022 to the ICIS Secretariat via email to . Shortlisted applicants may be interviewed via zoom by the publications committee. If you have any questions, please email the society Secretary, Vanessa LoBue, at .

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