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EOI Editor-In-Chief HPJA - March 2023

Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI): Editor-in-Chief, Health Promotion Journal of Australia (HPJA)

We are seeking expressions of interest for the role of Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia (the HPJA), published by Wiley on behalf of the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA).

For more than 30 years, the HPJA has published high-quality research and perspectives from academics and practitioners research on health promotion in Australia and internationally. It is a fully online, hybrid peer-reviewed scholarly journal, featuring four issues per year. The HPJA reports on policies, theories, strategies, and programs that use educational, organisational, economic, and/or environmental approaches to health promotion and their evaluation.

The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) plays a crucial role in the field of health promotion by having responsibility for the content of the journal and maintaining its international reputation and profile.

The role includes defining the Journal’s direction, scope, and policy, growing the Journal, promoting it, and encouraging high-quality submissions. The EIC leads an Editorial Team and an Editorial Board that aim to attract and select the Journal’s content and is responsible to the AHPA Board.

The EIC must ensure timely, rigorous, and constructive peer review of articles by a broad range of appropriately chosen national and international referees, oversee manuscript handling and decision-making by the Editors, encourage appropriate revision of manuscripts and acceptance of only high-quality manuscripts that contribute new and important information to the field, and represent and promote the HPJA across academic, practice, policy, and media.

AHPA is seeking an individual with an established track record of publishing in high-quality international journals, excellent leadership skills, and the ambition and vision to drive this innovative health promotion journal forward. Essential selection criteria for the role include high standing in the health promotion field, evidence of a strong track-record in publishing and/or scholarly editorial experience, advanced qualifications (or equivalent experience)/position in health promotion related discipline, broad knowledge and experience of contemporary health promotion research and practice, and strong national and international health promotion networks. Overall measures of success in the role include the number and quality of submissions, virtual issues, number and geographical location of subscriptions, web use, downloads, citations, and Impact Factor.

The term is for 16 issues (four years) with an option for an extension for a maximum five-year term and will receive a modest honorarium. Click here for the full position description.

Applicants are invited to submit a current CV together with a short expression of interest addressing the selection criteria and a statement of the candidate’s vision for the HPJA (no longer than 500 words) and a statement of support from a supervising administrator from the applicant’s institution/organisation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm (WST), Sunday March 26 2023.

Enquiries:   A/Prof Freya MacMillan, Chair, REET
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