WORK & STRESS: END OF AN ERA AS FOUNDING EDITOR
At the beginning of 2013, I announced that I would be taking a back seat in terms of managing the journal Work & Stress and then standing down as its Managing Editor at the end of that year in favour of the Scientific Editor Professor Toon Taris of the University of Utrecht. That time has now come and my association with the journal appears to have come to an end after some 27 years.
The journal is published by Taylor & Francis (TF Informa). Working with my long time colleague Professor Phillip Dewe and with Micky Pressey (T&F), I established this publication in the late 1980s and remained its Managing Editor until the end of last year 2013. In that time, the journal achieved an Impact Factor (2010) of 3.07 (2011 Thomson Reuters, 2009 Journal Citation Reports) and was ranked 5th among journals of applied psychology. It was also rated a 3 (out of 4) by the Association of Business Schools (ABS). Over recent years, the nature of the journal has changed somewhat but despite its Impact Factor (2012) falling to 1.95 , it has maintained a credible 5-Year Impact Factor 4.275 (2013 Thomson Reuters, 2012 Journals Citation Reports).
I am not sure yet what involvement I will have if any in scientific publishing over the next 5 years. This may become clearer later in 2014.
For other information see the Newsletter of the European Academy for Occupational Health Psychology: http://www.eaohp.org/uploads/1/1/0/2/11022736/eaohp_newsletter_vol_10_issue_2.pdf.