SPSP's Promoting Inclusive Excellence in Publications Committee is seeking nominations and self-nominations for an Associate Editor position at the collaborative journal Personality Science (PS). For the current scope, see https://ps.psychopen.eu/index.php/ps/scope.

The Associate Editor will serve under Jaap Denissen's editorial term (January 2024 – December 2027). They will handle about 15 manuscripts per year and will receive a small stipend of 500 euros per year. Associate Editors receive guidance in many aspects of serving as an action editor (including publishing ethics, work management, open and inclusive science considerations, and conflicts of interest). Serving as an Associate Editor is a great way to serve the field, promote good scientific values, and learn more about the field as well as the editorial process.

Submission Deadline: November 27


  • Well-rounded scientific background in personality science (i.e., personality psychology or related disciplines).
  • Strives to incorporate inclusive excellence throughout the publication process. Applicants should value publishing work by scholars of color and scholars outside of North America and Western Europe, as well as work with historically marginalized samples.

Personality Science strives for balanced representation of their editors across different backgrounds, demographic factors, career stages, and expertise. Applications from groups not yet well represented in the journal's board (e.g., persons of color and/or LGBTQIA+ individuals) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Nomination Requirements

  • Email SPSP Executive Director, Rachel Puffer, at [email protected] with a brief statement of interest and experience (in reviewing and/or editing) and a CV.
  • The deadline to submit materials is Monday, November 27.

Decision Process

  • Decisions will be made by the SPSP Promoting Inclusive Excellence in Publications Committee.
  • Final approval will be made by the Personality Science editor-in-chief (Jaap Denissen).

Journal Details

PS is set to relaunch in early 2024 at Sage as an online-only, diamond open-access journal, with a five-association consortium. It will cover parts of the U.S. (ARP and SPSP), Europe (EAPP), Asia (JSPP), and Oceania (ACPID). PS will benefit from more views and voices, and it will become more globalized as a result. The diamond open-access status means that there will be no fees for authors or readers. This also serves the long-term goal for the journal to become an inclusive and prestigious outlet for cutting-edge research from scholars around the world, with no barriers to publishing or reading its contents.