Call for Editors: Philosophical Psychology

Find the Call for Editors (below) on Taylor & Francis’s website.

Now in its 34th volume and publishing 8 issues a year, Philosophical Psychology has been one of the defining publications for research at the intersection of philosophy and the psychological sciences. Unique in the range and quality of its coverage, it attracts contributions from leading scholars worldwide on issues in the cognitive and brain sciences, and in areas of applied psychology. The journal also publishes theoretical articles concerned with the nature and history of psychology, the philosophy of science as applied to psychology, and explorations of the underlying issues — theoretical and ethical — in contemporary educational, clinical, occupational and health psychology. For full details of the Aims & Scope, please visit:

Routledge are seeking to appoint two new Editors, with suitable academic background as well as the passion to drive the journal forward and maintain its strong reputation. The journal and Routledge are dedicated to diversity, inclusion and fair process, and we therefore welcome scholars from all backgrounds and creeds to apply.

The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions, using the Philosophical Psychology Scholar One site, which has dedicated administrative support. They will have authority to accept articles following peer review and will ensure that reviewers, authors and Editorial Board members adhere to the journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. There will be an agreed handover period with the outgoing Editor, Mitchell Herschbach, to ensure seamless transition during 2021 and the new Editor(s) would be free to choose a team to support them.

Routledge will provide training on systems and processes used and remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses. Routledge will also be available to attend regular board meetings and supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the journal.

Becoming the Editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognised as a leading figure within the research community.

Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Active within the Psychology and Philosophy research communities;
  • Experience of/in academic publishing (special issues, peer review, edited collections, etc.);
  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to attract the highest quality submissions;
  • Strong organisational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner;
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as reviewers, Editorial Board members, authors and Routledge contacts;
  • Time to devote to the journal’s development and act as an ambassador for the journal.

Submitting your Application

To apply, please forward your CV(s), a covering letter and a vision statement to Kat McCauley, Routledge, ( ideally by February 1, 2021. Applications for co-editorship can be made jointly.

Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it;
  • What opportunities for development you see for the journal, and ideas for how you would enact these;
  • How you would work in partnership with the various stakeholders;
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality and diversity of submissions;
  • How you would work with and support authors.

Following receipt of applications, candidates will be selected for telephone/Skype interview. Formal appointment and a transition timeline will then be mutually agreed with Routledge and the outgoing Editor.

If you have any questions about the role or application process, please contact or

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