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?).
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.
This is a summary of a presentation on grant writing in psychology and law (forensic psychology) given by Professor Ray Bull at the Student and Early Career portion at the annual EAPL conference. Professor Ray Bull teaches courses on forensic psychology and conducts research in the area at the University of Leicester, UK. As of June 27th, 2014, Professor Ray Bull is also the President of the European Association of Psychology and Law.
(i) propose research of very high quality
(ii) be of value not only within the research community but also to potential users/beneficiaries in the ‘real world’
(iii) demonstrate value for money (but not necessarily be ‘cheap’)
(iv) convince the reviewers/readers of your (the team’s) ability to deliver
(v) mostly be written in plain English. [Your proposal is likely to be seen by many people, including some who will not be familiar with your particular specialisation. Detail and specification may necessitate the use of disciplinary terminology and this will be clear to the peer reviewers, but the ideas you wish to convey and your reasons for doing so should be easily apparent to a wide audience.]
To have any chance of achieving this you MUST ask lots of people to help you improve your (draft) proposal.
1. Have I clearly formulated the problem, have I put it in context of contemporary scientific and theoretical debates, and demonstrated the way in which my work will build on existing research (e.g. by others) and make a contribution to the area?