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Vacancy: Editor-In-Chief

Counter-Insider Threat Research and Practice (CITRAP) online journal

The Threat Lab at the Defense Personnel and Security Research Center (PERSEREC) is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief for the Counter-Insider Threat Research and Practice (CITRAP) online journal to begin in 2023. The Editor-in-Chief will work collaboratively with the Associate Editors, the Threat Lab Team, and CITRAP sponsors to ensure the ethical publication of quality articles and guide the growth of this new journal. The Editor-in-Chief will build the status and visibility of the journal by soliciting quality articles, managing efficient handling of the manuscripts by Editors and reviewers, communicating with authors regarding the status and disposition of their submissions, working with authors to advise them on revisions to content as needed, and adhering to research integrity and publishing ethics.

About the CITRAP On-Line Journal

The CITRAP journal communicates practical and theoretical advances in all aspects of insider threat research and practice and facilitates the translation of SBS insider threat research into evidence-based practice. 

Desired Attributes

  • Strong leadership and communications skills

  • Research interests in common with the mission and scope of the journal
  • High professional and ethical standards
  • Collaborative outlook, keen to work in partnership with the other Editors, the Threat Lab Team, and sponsors
  • A skilled manager with strong organizational ability
  • An active researcher with an extensive publication record
  • Experience in editorial decision making
  • Possess a wide sphere of influence and range of contacts
  • Experience with an online editorial system
  • Awareness of relevant advances in publishing/dissemination of research
  • Willingness to promote the journal at relevant events
  • Must be a U.S. federal government employee (civilian or military)

Application process

Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and your vision for the journal under your Editorship. Email your application to: PERSEREC@mail.mil.  Application deadline: 3rd February 2023.

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