The Editor-in-Chief of High Ability Studies (HAS), Albert Ziegler has completed his second term leading ECHA's scientific journal. The General Committee formed a search committee to find Albert's successor and after a careful selection process Alejandro Veas from the University of Alicante (Spain) was elected by the General Committee as the new Editor-in-Chief of HAS. We would like to thank Albert Ziegler for his great leadership of the Journal leading to a wider circulation, higher impact and -- last but not least -- many key papers of gifted education! Please find the bio of the new Editor-in-Chief enclosed. We wish Alejandro Veas a great continuation of the long traditions of the Journal!
Alejandro Veas is a Doctor with an International Mention and Extraordinary Award from the University of Alicante (Spain), a Bachelor of Psychology with a Master in Teacher Training from the University of Murcia (Spain). He has worked as an Educational Counselor in various Primary and Secondary Education centers, and has been hired Predoctoral in the area of Developmental Psychology and Didactics at the University of Alicante, thanks to funding from the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness in public call. He currently works as a Teaching Assisstant Professor in the same department. His research was carried out among others at the University of Bristol, England (2015) and the University of Nuremberg, Germany (2016). Likewise, he has collaborated in varioius research project, most of then financed by Ministries and Departments of Education. As a result of the work carried out, communications have been published at international congresses, and several articles in international journals indexed in JCR, such as the British Journal of Educational Psychology, Contemporary Educational Psychology, and Frontiers in Psychology, among others. His lines of work encompass academic performance, psychometrics and experimental designs applied to education, and giftedness. Currently, he is leading an innovative research project in Spain about applied psychometrics in educational assessment and students' competences.