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.
See below for how you can contribute.
Fact sheets summarize current literature into a short (2 page) document intended for distribution. Fact-sheets are intended for academics, professionals or laypeople who are in contact with offenders, victims, corrections or the legal system in any way. You can see links to all factsheets published to date here. They provide a means to disseminate empirically based information in a way that is both quick and useful. Fact sheets undergo the EAPL-S peer review process and editing before publication.
Factsheets are intended to summarize an important area of research into a document that is easy to understand by individuals who are not familiar with research in the area of psyc-law. In other words, write it for a lay audience, not an academic one. Try to write in a newspaper/magazine style with easy readability. These factsheets will make the most impact if non-academics are able to read them. If you can give it to a non-academic, non-psychology person and they can understand it then you are good to go!
Because of the diversity of our readers, please also keep in mind the international relevance (rather than country-specific relevance) of your content.
We believe that consistency in our EAPL publications makes for a professional look, so it is essential that our contributors stick to the basic flow of each type of publication, and leave it relatively unformatted (i.e., send it as a basic word document).
By not following the format (i.e., going over the page limit, or formatting things yourself) you increase the workload on our end significantly, and it places us in the awkward position of having to cut out and re-format your writing.
In light of this, we would like you to follow the formatting outlined below.
• Brief Introduction (e.g., Who are young offenders): About 120 words
• Body of text (separated into 2 or 3 sections with short headings): About 500 words
• Summary/Conclusion: About 100 words
• Quick summary: 3-5 main points summarizing the article
We are also always looking for individuals to write the "studying in" and "finding a job in" posts on psychology and law internationally. These are not peer-reviewed, but are an excellent and highly read resource that we make available online.
Finally, if you have creative ideas regarding submissions, feel free to contact us and we may well be interested!