The Asian Journal of Social Psychology is seeking nominations (including self-nominations) for its next Editor-in-Chief, whose term will begin in 2018 and last for 3 years. Nominations or inquiries should be directed to Professor Sikhung Ng (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor James Liu (Email: email@example.com) or Professor Colleen Ward (Email: Colleen.firstname.lastname@example.org). The search process will continue until the nominee is approved by AASP, but not earlier than 30 September, 2017.
The mission of AASP (The Asian Association of Social Psychology), which the Editor will uphold, is to “provide scholars in Asia and the Pacific with a collaborative forum for the discussion, promotion, capabilities building, and publication of their research. It promotes research on Asian traditions, philosophies, and ideas that have scientific merit and practical applications, and expands the boundary, substance, and direction of social psychology by supplementing and integrating Western psychology’s focus on intra-individual processes with a broader and more holistic view from culture and society”.
As the flagship journal of AASP, Asian Journal of Social Psychology had a 2015 Impact Factor of 1.261, and had an IF=1.0 with 98,712 downloads in 2016. On average, the journal receives 300 submissions a year, and publishes about 33 articles in four issues. The Editor-in-Chief typically screens these for quality control and assigns them to Associate Editors for actioning the review process. At the request of the Editor-in-Chief, AASP will consider a Co-Editor-in-Chief to share duties (for greater efficiency and effectiveness). AASP provides a stipend of up to $10,000 USD/annum for the Editor-in-Chief(s), which may be shared with Associate Editors. The EiC(s) will have access to AASP’s publisher (Wiley-Blackwell) for technical support in managing the Journal’s online submission platform ScholarOne. The Journal’s Senior Editor(s) will provide advice on request.