Instructions for Contributors to The Military Psychologist Newsletter

Please read carefully before sending a submission.

The Military Psychologist encourages submissions of news, reports, and noncommercial information that (1) advances the science and practice of psychology within military organizations; (2) fosters professional development of psychologists and other professionals interested in the psychological study of the military through education, research, and training; and (3) supports efforts to disseminate and apply scientific knowledge and state of the art advances in areas relevant to military psychology. Preference is given to submissions that have broad appeal to Div. 19 members and are written to be understood by a diverse range of readers. The Military Psychologist is published three times per year: spring (submission deadline Feb. 1), summer (submission deadline June 1), and fall (submission deadline Oct. 1).

Preparation and submission of feature articles and spotlight contributions. To inquire about potential contributions, authors may correspond via e-mail with the Editor-in-Chief Joseph B. Lyons or any of the section editors: Feature Articles (Nathan Ainspan), Spotlight on Research (Krista Langkamer-Ratwani), Spotlight on History (Paul Gade), and Spotlight on Pedagogy (Steve Truhon). All items should be submitted in electronic form (Word compatible), not to exceed 3,000 words, and prepared in accordance with the most current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. All graphics (including color or black and white photos) should be sized close to finish print size, at least 300 dpi resolution, and saved in TIF or EPS formats. Submission should include a title, author(s) name, telephone number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author to whom communications about the manuscript should be directed. Submissions should include a statement that the material has not been published or is under consideration for publication elsewhere. It will be assumed that the listed authors have approved the manuscript.

Preparation of announcements. Items for the Announcements section should be succinct and brief. Calls and announcements (up to 300 words) should include a brief description, contact information, and deadlines. Digital photos are welcome. All announcements should be sent to Eric Surface.

Review and selection. Every submission is reviewed and evaluated by both the section editor and editor in chief for conformity to the overall guidelines and suitability for The Military Psychologist. In some cases, the editor in chief may ask members of the editorial board or executive committee to review the submission. Submissions well in advance of issue deadlines are appreciated and necessary for unsolicited manuscripts. However, the editor in chief and the section editor(s) reserve the right to determine the appropriate issue to publish an accepted submission. All items published in The Military Psychologist are copyrighted by the Society for Military Psychology.