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Call for Expressions of Interest for IJBNPA Associate Editors

The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (IJBNPA) is the official journal of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA). IJBNPA is published by BMC (part of Springer Nature) and is regarded as one of their flagship journals. The journal has seen a steady increase in its impact factor (IF) over the past years, which currently stands at 6.714. IJBNPA is an online scholarly, multidisciplinary journal publishing high quality research devoted to furthering the understanding of the behavioral aspects of diet and physical activity. For more information on the journals’ aims, scope and content, please visit the journal website at: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity | Home page (

The IJBNPA team consists of Hidde van der Ploeg (Editor-in-Chief), Léonie Uijtdewilligen (Journal Manager), Ester Cerin, Clare Collins and Kirsten Davison (all three Deputy Editors), and the current Associate Editors: Laura Bellows, Bronwyn Clark, Scott Duncan, Benjamin Gardner, Louisa Gordon, Maria Hagströmer, Melanie Hingle, Wendy Huang, Ruth Hunter, Melinda Hutchesson, Niko Kaciroti, Mark Kelson, Nanna Lien, Falk Müller-Riemenschneider, Teresia O’Connor, Dana Lee Olstad, Richard Rosenkranz, Delfien Van Dyck, Esther van Sluijs and Katrien Wijndaele.

We are looking to increase our editorial capacity to maintain high quality and timely handling and decision-making for all manuscript submissions. Hence, we wish to recruit new Associate Editors with behavioral nutrition expertise who can strengthen and complement our team.

Associated Editors at IJBNPA are responsible for selecting qualified reviewers to review the submitted manuscripts, efficiently managing the peer-review process and making recommendations for decisions. They are also expected to provide procedural- and tactical-level feedback to enhance the journal’s operational efficiency and quality of service.

Suitable candidates should have:

  • expertise in behavioral nutrition
  • substantial experience in publishing research in high quality journals;
  • substantial experience in reviewing scientific papers for high quality journals and preferablyfor IJBNPA;
  • preferably some experience as member of an editorial board;
  • a commitment to ISBNPA / IJBNPA;
  • time to spend at least 2 hours per week working on journal-related tasks.

Preference will be given to candidates who express a willingness to serve for a period of at least two years. Interested candidates should send a 1-page letter outlining their interest in the role and any relevant experience along with a brief CV (max 2-pages) to [email protected].

  • The deadline for applications is Monday April 12th 2021.
    It is anticipated that new Associate Editors will commence duty during the summer of 2021.

For questions or requests for more information, please contact the Journal Manager Dr Léonie Uijtdewilligen at [email protected] or [email protected].IJBNPA