Editor-in-Chief, BJPsych International

  • Location : Virtual, with attendance at Editorial Board meetings and Conferences
  • Status : 5 years, subject to review after 1 year and renewable by mutual agreement for a second term of 5 years.
  • Closing date : 31/07/2023

The College is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief for BJPsych International. The present Editor-in-Chief, Professor David Skuse, will be standing down at the end of November 2023. Applications are invited from College Members who feel they have the drive and vision to continue his work and ensure this important journal’s continued growth and development.

BJPsych International provides psychiatrists and all mental health professionals with an overview of current policy and practice in psychiatry from a global perspective. Its primary mission is to provide a publication platform for authors from low-and-middle-income countries.

The Editor-in-Chief of BJPsych International will be responsible to the College for the content and development of the Journal. Specifically, this will involve overall responsibility for the peer review process, planning and selection of content, commissioning articles, overseeing the work of the Editorial Board and taking responsibility for the relevance, appropriateness and validity of the content. They will ensure processes are fair and reasonable. The Editor-in-Chief will strive to publish content that can influence practice worldwide, with focus on practice in low- and middle-income countries.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for this post, please submit a CV and a covering letter demonstrating experience (no more than one side of A4) to

For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Connie Santos Sinclair, Managing Editor at

Please read the full job description for this role below.

Closing date: 31 July 2023

Interview date: To be confirmed, via Microsoft Teams/Zoom

The College values a diverse and inclusive workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, reflecting the population it serves.

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