APS Fellow D. Stephen Lindsay, who has been serving as Interim Editor of Psychological Science since July 2015, has been named Editor in Chief of the APS flagship journal. A professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria, Canada, Lindsay had served as the journal’s Associate Editor from 2013 until he took over as Interim Editor last summer. Lindsay replaces APS Fellow Eric Eich, who exited his editorial post to serve as Vice Provost and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
“I’ve had great fun as Interim Editor, and I’m thrilled to have been selected as Editor in Chief,” Lindsay says. “What makes this position so exciting is the opportunity to make a difference in the quality of psychological science. Eric Eich and APS responded vigorously to the emerging ‘replication crisis,’ instituting changes designed to enhance transparency and replicability. I am enthusiastically committed to continued efforts in those directions. My aim is to publish theoretically grounded, methodologically rigorous articles that change the way psychologists think.”
Lindsay, whose research focuses on memory and cognition, is the sixth scholar to serve as editor of Psychological Science since its founding in 1990. In addition to Eich, previous editors include Rob Kail, James Cutting, Sam Glucksberg, John Kihlstrom, and the journal’s Founding Editor and APS William James Fellow, the late William K. Estes.
To learn about Lindsay’s thoughts on replicability, click here.