AAPA Journal News Update

Dear AAPA members,

I am excited to share wonderful news about our amazing AAPA journal, Asian American Journal of Psychology.

First, we are very pleased to announce that Dr. Bryan Kim (University of Hawaii, Hilo) has agreed to serve as Editor-Elect for AAJP.  The Editorial Selection Committee, chaired by Arpana Inman along with Gordon Nagayama Hall and Michi Fu, reviewed nomination materials for the next AAJP editor and forwarded Bryan’s name to the the Executive Committee. The EC voted unanimously to approve the recommendation to select Bryan as the next editor. Please welcome Bryan as he takes over the helm from inaugural editor, Dr. Fred Leong, whose term will end in 2014.

Second, we just received word from Annie Hill, managing director of the APA-EPF who publishes AAJP that we now have an impact factor score for the journal.  It is an amazing 1.750 impact factor!!!! Annie provides more context in the below email.

To put this into broader perspective, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology (CDEMP) which is the flagship journal of Division 45 has an impact factor score of 1.603. Journal of Family Psychology has an impact factor of 1.88, Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology has an impact factor of 1.33, and Professional Psychology: Research and Practice has an impact factor of 1.65.

Congratulations to Fred Leong has editor and his amazing editorial team. I also want to thank all the AAPA members who have submitted manuscripts, reviewed manuscripts, and promoted AAJP to colleagues and students.  The success of the journal is directed attributable to all of our collective efforts.

It is a great time to be an AAPA member! AAJP comes free with each membership. If your membership has lapsed, now is the time to join.

All the best,

Richard M Lee, PhD, LP

President, Asian American Psychological Association

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