The Early Career Researcher's Toolbox: Insights Into Mentors, Peer Review, and Landing a Faculty Job


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About the Author

Andres De Los Reyes received his Ph.D. in 2008 from Yale University. He began his career as an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park. Within 10 years he was promoted up the ranks to Full Professor with tenure. He serves as Director of the Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program (, where he has provided research training to hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. De Los Reyes has over 100 publications, many in career-defining peer review journals in Psychology such as the Psychological Bulletin, Psychological Review, Psychological Assessment, and Annual Review of Clinical Psychology. He has received over $1.5 million in research funding from the Institute of Education Sciences, National Science Foundation, and National Institutes of Health. His service record reveals his passion for education and professional development. In 2019, Dr. De Los Reyes served as Chair of the Board of Educational Affairs ( of the American Psychological Association, Psychology's largest organization with over 100,000 members. He serves as Editor for the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (2017-2025), a top-tier journal with subscriptions at institutions in over 30 countries. Over the last decade, Dr. De Los Reyes has delivered innovative, high-quality professional development training to students and early career professionals across the country. He also founded and serves as Program Chair for the Future Directions Forum ( This annual event includes a full day of professional development workshops and small-group and one-on-one consultations on all aspects of scholarly work. He has received a number of honors, including the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology, and Fellow status at the American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Science. During the 2020-2021 academic year, he will serve as the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Mental Health at the University of Regina.


"This book will provide both inspiration and concrete tools for trainees and early-career researchers across the sciences." -Dr. Stephen Hinshaw, Professor at UC Berkeley and Editor of the Psychological Bulletin (2009-2014)

"In sage and readable style, De Los Reyes leads the novice to discover what drives them, to learn how to manage the publishing world, and to tell a compelling story about their work." -Dr. Philip Kendall, Distinguished University Professor at Temple University and Editor of Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice (2003-2010)

"If you are planning to attend graduate school, currently enrolled, or supervising graduate students, this book is a must-have." -Dr. Katherine Erhlich, Assistant Professor at University of Georgia and Recipient of the National Institutes of Health's New Innovator Award (2018)

"I will be thrilled to share this resource with my own doctoral trainees for years to come!" -Dr. Jessica Schleider, Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University and Forbes' 30 Under 30 (2020)

"Dr. De Los Reyes is one of the most dedicated and successful mentors of his generation." -Dr. Gregory Miller, Professor at Northwestern University and President of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (2015-2016)

"I plan to cover this chapter by chapter with my students and trainees as they learn both the basics on writing scientific articles and responding to peer reviews as well as framing their larger questions and motivations for their work." -Dr. Kathryn Humphreys, Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University and Recipient of the Association for Psychological Science Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions (2020)

"Reading this book early in one's training will no doubt help students increase their productivity and have an impact on the field. It will surely be the dog-eared book on many desks around the country!" -Dr. Susan White, Doddridge Saxon Chairholder in Clinical Psychology at University of Alabama and Associate Editor of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (2014-2019)

"Dr. De Los Reyes' writing is captivating, clever, comprehensive, and contains all the elements needed to prepare for academic success. I plan to share this book with all my mentees!" -Dr. Mary Fristad, Professor at The Ohio State University and President of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (2009, 2012)