The Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP) Editorial Fellowship Program for Scholars from Historically Excluded Groups is in service of APA’s recent resolutions to address systemic racism in psychology. The fellowship program seeks to elevate leadership opportunities for early career scholars from historically excluded groups, particularly Black, Indigenous, and other scholars of color, as well as members from other communities (e.g., LGTBQ+ individuals, individuals with disabilities, individuals from the Global South) which have been historically excluded from leadership opportunities in research and publishing. Rather than have a pre-determined set of criteria for “historically excluded groups”, the application process provides an opportunity for applicants to describe, in their own words, which group(s) they belong to and how the group(s) have been historically excluded from leadership opportunities in research and publishing.
How to Apply
- Virtual one-on-one mentoring from a current Associate Editor at JAP (meeting in-person at conferences is also strongly encouraged)
- Quarterly virtual group meetings (including kick-off meeting) with the Editor-in-Chief to discuss issues related to journal operations, journal management, and professional development
- Gain and understanding of the “nuts and bolts” of the editorial process from the perspective of the managing editor (e.g., reviewing assignments, selecting reviewers, writing decision letters, time management)
- Obtain insight into the decision-making process used to evaluate manuscripts at each stage of the submission process (initial submission, revise-and-resubmit, conditional acceptance, acceptance)
- Provide networking opportunities by guest invitation to the JAP editorial board meeting held at the annual conference for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- The program runs from June 1, 2023 to June 1, 2024.
- The editorial fellow will work with the assigned mentor on approximately 6 manuscripts throughout the year.
- Four participants will be selected and assigned one current Associate Editor as a mentor.
- The assigned mentor will initiate contact when the program starts.
- It is expected that mentoring dyads will meet for a minimum of 2 hours per month for the program’s duration.
- The mentor and editorial fellow have the freedom to decide how to structure the learning experience as long as the aforementioned program goals are reached.
- The Editor-in-Chief will schedule quarterly virtual meetings with all editorial fellows and solicit input on topics for grp discussion
How to Apply
- Interested and qualified candidates should self-nominate by completing a brief Qualtrics survey which will ask them to upload a letter of interest and their CV in a single Word or PDF file.