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In return we help you to get your message across to a large and diverse audience. The Psychologist is all about diversity. Write for The Psychologist and you will be reaching a massive audience in comparison with most academic and professional outlets: 50,000 in print and many more online. The readers will be from all corners of the discipline, as well as some journalist and non-member subscribers. It's also about diversity of format: the chances are there will be something to suit what you have to say and how you want to say it.
As of August 2013, we are particularly keen to receive 'New Voices' and 'Looking Back' articles, 'Big Picture' ideas, and 'Viewpoints' suggestions (where the researcher, a participant and a third party end user of the findings give their perspectives on a piece of published research).
What are we looking for?
Let's take a closer look at some of those formats.
Sometimes a 'full' article doesn't seem appropriate and you simply want to tell us about your work. What's your typical day like? What are the highs and lows? How did you get into that line of work, and where might it lead? What are the current professional challenges? We consider pieces of up to 1800 words, or if appropriate we can arrange for an interview with our freelance writer.
Interviews and 'One on one'
Still not convinced?
The Psychologist team are there to advise and guide you through the process. It can be a very positive and valuable experience for you. Don't just take our word for it: here's what some past authors have had to say about writing for us:
"Reach the largest, most diverse audience of psychologists in the UK (as well as many others around the world); work with a wonderfully supportive editorial team; submit thought pieces, reviews, interviews, analytic work, and a whole lot more. Start writing for The Psychologist now before you think of something else infinitely less important to do!"
"I've read this before, but only when I'd experienced it myself did I really
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don't reach. Several of them supplied me, spontaneously, with useful sources,
information and examples of real-world applications"
"Articles in The Psychologist reach a larger and more general UK Psychology audience than most scientific journals. Reading articles by others in The Psychologist broadens my perspective"
"It's important for psychologists to develop ways of writing that
really communicate: not just journal intricacy and not just
glossy-magazine chat. The Psychologist offers a fine opportunity for
this development. The editors are excellent, in their work with authors
and in their production of this wonderful publication."
"Couldn't be happier with the editorial process which was highly professional,
very efficient and extremely supportive and responsive"
"Writing for The Psychologist was a challenge - it made me think beyond the usual
student essay style and gain experience in writing for a wide audience"
"Writers can fear that they have to work alone. In my experience writing for The
Psychologist, the process was characterised by clear, supportive, friendly and
very helpful editing, which made the whole task manageable and pleasant. The readership
meant that ideas were disseminated to a very wide audience"
"The motto "be the change you want to see" has driven me through my career and has been the rationale for many of the challenges I have made to the status quo. If you want to see the face of The Psychologist change, why not share your ideas and become a part of it yourself?"
There is an abundance of contemporary topics within psychology that are likely to be of interest to many people. Identify one, share your informed opinion on it by sending it to The Psychologist, get published, and enjoy the reward of receiving feedback and input from many others.
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