Call for Nominations for Journal Editors

Practice Innovations

APA Division 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice) has opened nominations for the editorship of a new quarterly journal, tentatively titled Practice Innovations, to begin publication in 2016.

The peer reviewed publication will feature manuscripts of interest to psychological and other mental health practitioners. Practice Innovations is committed to publishing articles on the full range of topics relevant to the practice of psychology. Manuscripts with direct relevance to practitioners and practice settings will be prioritized and may include case studies, research, literature reviews.

The journal will be provided free as a benefit of membership in the Division with no increase in dues for 2016.

Nominations will be considered until selection is completed, but for optimal consideration candidates should apply before March 15, 2015.

Nominate candidates through APA's EditorQuest website.

Candidates should submit a C.V. and list of up to five potential referees on the EditorQuest website. Please provide the referees' email addresses. Referees are persons who can comment on the candidate's experience and demonstrated qualities such as management style, diplomacy, and communication skills. In the next phase of the process, up to three of these referees will be contacted and possibly one or two of the search committee's choosing.

Candidates must be available to start receiving manuscripts in the summer of 2015 to prepare for issues published in 2016.

The ideal candidate will be someone who is knowledgeable in the broad domains of psychological practice, services, and settings. Previous experience in professional publication and/or editing is expected. Equally important is the ability to function as good manager and maintain the level of work required to sustain the journal's production for the 5-year term.

The editor must exercise good judgment in the selection of consulting editors and reviewers and be able to communicate editorial decisions effectively and sensitively to diverse authors. Above all, the editor is expected to maintain the highest ethical and professional standards with respect to scholarly publication.

Please note that participation by members of underrepresented groups in the publication process is encouraged and will be welcomed. Self-nominations are also encouraged.

The new Editor will be expected to join APA and Division 42, if not already a member.

Search Committee:

  • Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, ABPP (Chair)
  • June Ching, PhD, ABPP (ex officio)
  • Terry Koller, PhD
  • Lisa Grossman, JD, PhD, ABPP
  • Linda C. Campbell, JD, PhD, ABPP
  • Jeffrey Zimmerman, PhD
  • Gary VandenBos, PhD, ABPP (ex officio)