Fact sheets summarize current literature into a short (2 page) document intended for distribution. Fact-sheets are extremely useful for academics, professionals or laypeople who are in contact with offenders, victims, corrections or the legal system in any way. Read our Fact sheets.
Understand the CONTROVERSIES.
Alternatively, s Read about controversies in psychology and law. Each article presents the academic literature pertaining to an issue, and takes one empirically-based side. Should we be tough on crime? Should adolescents be tried as adults? Find out here.
Become a STUDENT.
Find out everything you need to know about becoming a student in psychology and law. We have information on international graduate schools, what it is like to study around the world, and we can offer mentorship for newcomers to the field. Learn more here.
Whether you are a student or seasoned expert, we have curated some great resources for you to bookmark that can help you find a home for your next psych-law manuscript.
See below for direct author submission links to traditional peer-reviewed journals, international information on open-access publishing in psyc-law, or even publishing through the in-house EAPL-S publishing process (did you know our publications undergo peer-review and are featured in the APA PsycArticles database?).
Did you know that the EAPL has its own peer-review and online publishing process? Or that our publications are used in university classrooms around the world, and are accessible through the APA portal PsycArticles? As part of our effort to provide accessible empirical information about important issues in psychology and law, we value all the help we can get.
If you are interested in contributing to the EAPL-S series, send an email expressing your interest and the topic you plan to cover to
. If your topic is approved we will invite your full submission, which we will send it to our peer-reviewers. Our peer-review coordinator will provide you with feedback and editing comments from the peer reviewers, and finally it will be formatted and made into a publishable article. Note that not all submissions may be eligible for publication.
Thinking of publishing in an open access journal? Here is your ultimate guide to understanding the new world of online and open access publishing featuring information written by our amazing international representatives.
Open-access (OA) publishing is a hot topic. By publishing OA, anyone in the world can have free online access to your work. This PhD Comics video provides an excellent explanation of what OA is, and what its benefits are. There are two primary routes to OA publishing. The “green” route—self-archiving of publications—is free of charge, but typically involves an embargo period which delays OA publication, and often requires self-archiving of pre-prints. The “golden” route—publication in OA journals—involves payment of an article processing fee by authors (or their institutions), but makes articles immediately available online, free of charge to the reader. Each route has its advantages and disadvantages.
The purpose of this article is to review developments and funding opportunities for OA publishing in various countries around the world. Most of the country-specific information has been provided by local representatives of the European Association of Psychology and Law – Student Society. Nevertheless, the information in this article is relevant across all scientific disciplines. Before reviewing the general information, however, I will highlight some OA journals that are particularly relevant to the field of psychology and law.
We are thrilled to welcome some new representatives to the EAPL-S team; Ricardo, Sarah, Serra, Alicia, and Kate!
Position: Local representative for The Netherlands
Words of Wisdom: “Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them”. On your journey in science you have to make a lot of important decisions. It helps you to make decisions when you picture yourself in the future. It has helped me to set my goals rationally but to follow my heart when it comes to my interests. In research, set one goal: answer one research question. Set up a simple experiment to answer it. It will help you to understand your data and explaining what you did. Take small steps towards your goal but always stay curious to discover what is out there.
Favourite quote: “Remember why you started” (Unknown)
Position: Local representative for Belgium
Words of Wisdom: These are some of the things that I’ve experienced as valuable throughout my studies: pursue what sparks your own interest and push yourself in this process to do the best you can. Be proactive and try to create your own opportunities. Look beyond grades or qualifications, because it is those you learn from and the places where you gain experience that are invaluable. Stay determined, open-minded and critical in research. I truly believe that this not only shapes one on a professional level but also enriches your personal life. So, dare to step out of your comfort zone, believe in your own abilities, and most importantly: enjoy every experience along the way!
Favourite quote: “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” (Ellen Johnson Sirleaf)