Stoops Appointed Editor of American Psychological Association Journal

Dr. William Stoops, associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been appointed editor of Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, a journal published by the American Psychological Association. Stoops will serve in this role from 2018 to 2023. Beginning in 2017, he will serve as incoming editor, overlapping with outgoing editor Dr. Suzette Evans.

Stoops received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology at the University of Kentucky and completed his postdoctoral work at UK in the Department of Behavioral Science. Following his education, he joined the University of Kentucky faculty in the Department of Behavioral Science. His research at UK primarily focuses on the behavioral and pharmacological effects of drug abuse. One of the goals of his research is to identify potential treatments for use in those diagnosed with stimulant use disorders.

The multi-step process that ultimately resulted in Stoops’ appointment as editor began with his being nominated for the position by colleagues. After several more steps, which included his identifying goals for the future of the journal, Stoops was selected for the position.

Stoops aims to maintain the strong reputation the journal holds and to build upon its standing. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology publishes advances in translational and interdisciplinary research on psychopharmacology and drug abuse. The scope of research in these areas continues to expand and to benefit from collaborations across a broad range of disciplines, including behavioral science, brain imaging, genetics, neuroendocrinology, neuroscience and pharmacology.

Stoops said he hopes to bring new and different voices into the journal; he would like to see the inclusion of ethnic, gender, career stage and research area diversity of authors submitting to the journal.

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