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|Georgia Psychologist Publication Guidelines|
We invite GPA members to submit to The Georgia Psychologist, the news magazine of the Georgia Psychological Association. As Georgia’s leading source of news on the latest psychological opinions, theories and research, legislative updates, and membership information, we count on experts like you to maintain the high standards of The Georgia Psychologist.
The Georgia Psychologist is published quarterly and has a circulation of approximately 1,000. Each magazine has a theme that all articles revolve around. Accepted articles will be based off of the theme, relevance to current psychologists and submission of similar articles. Diversity and critical analysis are encouraged in contributions. If you are a prospective author, please note the following guidelines:
LENGTH: We request that articles be no more than 750 words. The Publications Committee reserves the right to edit lengthier articles.
CONTENT & READERSHIP: We accept unsolicited articles of general psychological interest. Our readers are primarily psychologists, so it is unnecessary to define common psychological terms. However, The Georgia Psychologist is read by psychologists in all specialties, so be sure to define terms unique to your specialty. The Georgia Psychologist is also distributed to state and national legislators and members of the media so your article could be quoted or referenced.
WRITE ETHICALLY: Do not blend your personal opinions and speculations with statements based on scientific studies. Be careful to distinguish between your personal views and statements of scientific findings and alert the reader when you are speculating.
CITE REFERENCES FOR FACTUAL STATEMENTS: When representing a scientific fact, include a reference with a complete citation in APA format. We will not publish the references but we will let our readers know they are available by written request. Although The Georgia Psychologist is not a scientific journal for empirical studies and reviews, we sometimes publish this type of material.
TONE: The Georgia Psychologist is a professional trade magazine. Therefore the tone of your writing should reflect a high level of professionalism.
STYLE: Write in the active voice, minimizing wordiness. Use the inverted pyramid style, called so because all the major points are touched upon in the first few paragraphs, after which important facts taper down into the least essential material. Write in the third person. While we welcome personal articles, they will only be published in select and appropriate sections of the magazine.
DIVISION NEWSLETTERS/COMMITTEE REPORTS: Division Newsletters should contain news and events from within the Division. Committee reports likewise should contain news of any Committee changes, goals, and activity. Please refer to “How to Submit Articles.”
HOW TO SUBMIT ARTICLES: Send submissions to the Manager of Communications and CE, Amy Dietrich by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of all of us at the Georgia Psychologist and our readers, thank you for your time and effort. We appreciate both. If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.