Be the Next Annals of Behavioral Medicine Editor-in-Chief

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) is now accepting applications for the editorship of Annals of Behavioral Medicine (ABM). Please apply if you have a passion for science, love of scholarly publishing, commitment to SBM, and high regard for a positive author experience. Serving as editor provides an invaluable chance to shape the behavioral medicine field, ensure only the best research is published, and build public trust in science.

 

Key Dates

Applications are being accepted through April 30, 2024.

The editor-in-chief’s term will begin September 1, 2024, and continue through all issue years 2025 through 2029. Tracey A. Revenson, PhD, FSBM, is the current editor-in-chief; her term ends December 31, 2024.

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Role of the Editor

The editor will have complete scholarly and editorial authority to accept or reject manuscripts. The editor will appoint a team consisting of a managing editor, associate editors, and editorial board to assist with journal operations and editorial decision making. The editor will also work with the society’s publishing partner, Oxford University Press, to ensure timely review and publication processes. The editor will stay abreast of changes in the academic publishing industry and work with the SBM Board of Directors and Oxford University Press to ensure the journal’s success as a top-tier publication outlet for behavioral medicine research. The editor will report to the SBM Board of Directors to keep them apprised of the health of the journal and obtain approval for any substantial changes under consideration. Editorial duties require a significant time commitment; however, time demands will depend (largely) on fluctuations in weekly submissions and the editor’s operational structure.

 

Qualifications

Candidates must be SBM members in good standing and may be self-nominated or nominated by another SBM member. Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • prior editorial experience (e.g., editorships, associate or consulting editorships, guest editorships, editorial board memberships, peer review);
  • prior involvement in SBM, ABM, or both; 
  • relevant academic achievements (e.g., publications, awards, academic rank, etc.); 
  • a compelling vision for how the journal can serve the field best; and 
  • commitment to editorial service. 

The council encourages diverse candidates. SBM defines diversity as the collective ways in which people and organizations are different and similar with respect to demographic characteristics, values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds, and behaviors.

 

Applying

Candidates must submit the following to SBM Executive Director Lindsay Bullock (lbullock@sbm.org) by April 30, 2024:

  • a current curriculum vita;
  • completed application (click to download as a Word doc or PDF) outlining their background, vision for the journal, and operational approach (responses are limited to no more than total 5 pages; AI-generated responses are prohibited);
  • and contact information for three professional references.

The editor will be selected from among all qualified candidates by the SBM Board of Directors by August 2024. Questions about this opportunity or the application process should be directed to ABM Editor Search Committee Chair Jun Ma, MD, PhD, FAHA, FSBM, at maj2015@uic.edu.