Infant Mental Health Journal
The Infant Mental Health Journal (IMHJ) is the official publication of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) and is copyrighted by the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health. IMHJ was first published in 1980 as a quarterly journal.
Now issued bimonthly, the Infant Mental Health Journal (IMHJ) publishes peer-reviewed research articles, literature reviews, program descriptions/evaluations, clinical studies, and book reviews that focus on infant social-emotional development, neurobiological correlates of emotional development, caregiver-infant interactions, contextual and cultural influences on infant and family development, and all conditions that place infants and/or their families at risk for less than optimal development. The journal is dedicated to interdisciplinary approaches, including diverse theoretical views, to the optimal development of infants and their families. Special emphasis is given to high risk infants and very young children and their families.
Editor: Hiram E. FItzgerald
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Search for Editor-in-Chief of the IMHJ (11th September, 2013)
MI-AIMH and WAIMH wish to express their deepest appreciation for Hiram Fitzgerald's work as Editor-in-Chief of the Infant Mental Health Journal (IMHJ). Under his leadership, following Joy Osofsky's 25-year tenure as Editor, the IMHJ has continued to grow and thrive. Hi will continue as the Editor through June, 2014 and remain as Co-editor with the new Editor through January, 2015.
The search for a new Editor-in-Chief is now under way. The search committee, composed of past editors of the IMHJ, MI-AIMH Board members and WAIMH members, invites interested individuals to submit inquiries regarding the position of Editor-in-Chief to the attention of the committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The position requires:
1. A 5-year commitment, 2015-2020, as Editor-in-Chief
2. A broad and strong interdisciplinary knowledge base from which to understand research, policy, clinical work, and practice in the field of infant mental health
3. Capacity to enter into and sustain working relationships with professionals including academics, researchers, clinicians, interventionists and others representing the infant mental health community across disciplines and around the world
4. Capacity to build and sustain an editorial team with representation across the world
5. Understanding of editorial tasks including ability to make decisions about papers to be reviewed, knowledge with the editorial team of appropriate reviewers, organizational skills to handle submissions efficiently, confidence to expect reviewers to submit reviews in a timely manner, ability to make clear decisions about papers to accept, revise, or reject, ability to work with an interdisciplinary editorial board, and creativity to plan and solicit special issues to move the field forward in new directions
The Editor will receive a stipend for the editorial office Julie Crowgey, Editorial Assistant at the Michigan State University IMHJ office, will continue to coordinate the electronic submission process as she has done efficiently and effectively for 5 years Hiram Fitzgerald will support that process during the transition. .
If you are interested in being considered for the position as Editor-in-Chief of the Infant Mental Health Journal, please submit the following information by e-mail to the IMHJ Search Committee, email@example.com :
Letter expressing your interest, relevant experiences and qualifications for the position
Contact information including mailing address, e-mail address(es), phone number, fax
APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2014 DECISION BY MARCH 1, 2014