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"Ask an Editor" workshop with Prof Steve Lindsay (UVic)

Location: OC0.01 Oculus

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Ask an Editor about Publishing in and Reviewing for Psychology Journals

I’ve edited two major psychology journals (Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 2002-2007 and Psychological Science 2015-2019) and have a fair amount of experience as an author and reviewer. I’ll present a brief overview the manuscript submission and evaluation process used by most peer-reviewed (refereed) journals in psychology. I’ll also offer tips on how to decide where to submit a manuscript, ways to enhance its reception, and how to respond to editors’ action letters. Then I’ll shift gears and talk about how to be a good reviewer. There will be ample time for discussion.​

D. Stephen Lindsay - Brief Biography

D. Stephen (Steve) Lindsay is Professor of Psychology at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada and is currently Leverhulme Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of Portsmouth. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Reed College in 1981, and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees at Princeton University in 1985 and 1987, respectively. He completed his doctoral work under the supervision of renowned memory researcher Marcia K. Johnson. Steve taught at Williams College for three years, then worked for one year at McMaster University in the lab of Larry Jacoby, another pioneering memory researcher, before taking up a position as Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Victoria. From 1995 to 1997, Steve was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Wales, Bangor, thereafter returning to UVic as Professor.

Steve’s research has been supported by the Canadian Natural Science and Engineering Research Council since 1990, and he has also received research funding from a variety of other agencies in Canada and elsewhere. He has authored or co-authored over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journal articles, along with numerous other sorts of publications.

From 2002 to 2007 Steve served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Currently, he is Editor in Chief of Psychological Science. He has served in various capacities within the Psychonomic Society, the Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, and the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and a recipient of the University of Victoria's Faculty of Social Sciences Teaching Excellence Award.

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