After 20 years, 12 of which as editor-in-chief, I will now leave the day-to-day editorial decisions and the continued strategic development of the journal Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in the capable hands of another academic (my former Ph.D. student Alexander Rozental!). Much has happened during my time as editor-in-chief. The journal has expanded from four to six issues per year. Perhaps most impressively, the journal received its first impact factor in 2016. The journal’s impact factor (IF) has steadily increased over the years and is currently 5.761. This is higher than strong competitors such as Behaviour Research and Therapy (IF = 4.5) and the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (IF = 5.3). Read more in my editorial Signing off after two decades.
Since editing is so fun I have accepted two new positions as associate editor: Journal of Psychedelic Studies and Internet Interventions. Both journals are open access. I very much look forward to working with these exciting journals as the respective fields are moving quickly.
The picture above is from the one-year anniversary of Internet Interventions (picture taken in 2014 at the 7th ISRIIs conference in Valencia).
I am the personen in the blue shirt talking to the audience. The picture below if from my perspective: