Are you interested in being a Special Issue Editor for Hormones and Behavior?
March 24, 2023

Hormones and Behavior is currently looking to appoint a Special Issue (SI) Editor whose sole focus will be to acquire SIs. The SI Editor will work with the Hormones and Behavior Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editors, and be responsible for coordinating the SI pipeline for Hormones and Behavior, and ensuring that the journal continues to launch timely and topical new issues with high citation potential. The SI Editor will receive an annual honorarium of $3,000 USD.

Please contact Cheryl Mccormick ( if you are interested in being considered for this role.

Special Issue Editor Role and Responsibilities
  • Work proactively and independently to deliver special content which aligns to the strategic development of Hormones and Behavior
  • Secure a minimum of x3 high quality Special Issues per year and maintain steady publication of special content
  • Commission a minimum of x5 Reviews on hot-topics throughout the year (either as standalone articles or as part of a Special Issue)
  • Bring in Special Issue leads: this will involve bringing ideas to the Editor-in-Chief on Special Issue topics, searching for and reaching out to potential Guest Editors and working with the Guest Editor on the proposal to ensure it is fully developed and in line with the aims of the journal
  • Work closely with the Editor-in-Chief, Publisher and Special Content Coordinator throughout the Special Issue process
  • Liaise with Guest Editors to ensure they understand their role, answer queries and oversee that they deliver Special Issues within the agreed timeframe
  • Approve Guest Editor decisions on all special content as needed
  • Be the point of contact for contributors to bring proposals for Special Issues to, assess proposals with the Editor-in-Chief and decide which to take forward
  • Analysis of previously published content (at a journal and field-level) to identify hot-topics and success (in collaboration with the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief)
  • Attend annual virtual or in-person Editorial Board Meetings where possible
  • Act as an ambassador for Hormones and Behavior and suggest it to your peers as a venue for publication
  • Pass on any market intelligence or feedback from the community which may help with the development of Hormones and Behavior
  • Provide suggestions or feedback you may have about current and future Journal activities and performance