INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTRIBUTORS TO THE MILITARY PSYCHOLOGIST NEWSLETTER Please read carefully before sending a submission.
The Military Psychologist encourages submission 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 submission that have broad appeal to Division 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 January 20), Summer (submission deadline May 20), and Fall (submission deadline September 20).
Preparation and Submission of Feature Articles and Spotlight Contributions. All items should be directly submitted to one of the following Section Editors: Feature Articles (Katie Copeskey: firstname.lastname@example.org), Trends (Joseph B. Lyons: email@example.com), Spotlight on Research (Colleen Varga: firstname.lastname@example.org), and Spotlight on History (Paul Gade: email@example.com). For example, Feature Articles must be of interest to most Division 19 members; Spotlight on Research Submissions must be succinct in nature. If longer, please, consider submitting the article to the Division 19 Journal, Military Psychology, at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org). If articles do not meet any of these categories, feel free to send the contribution to the Editor in Chief (Shawnna Chee: email@example.com) for potential inclusion.
Articles must be in electronic form (word compatible), must not exceed 3,000 words, and should be prepared in accordance with the most current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (e.g. reference/citations). All graphics (including color and black-and-white photos) should be sized close to finish print size, at least 300 dpi resolution, and saved in TIF or EPS formats. Submissions should include a title, author(s) name, telephone number, and email address of 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 Christina Hein (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Review and Selection. Every submission is reviewed and evaluated by the Section Editor, the Editor in Chief, and American Psychological Association (APA) editorial staff for compliance to the overall guidelines of APA and the newsletter. In some cases, the Editor in Chief may also ask members of the Editorial Board or Executive Committee to review the submissions. Submissions well in advance of issue deadlines are appreciated and necessary for unsolicited manuscripts. However, the Editor in Chief and the Section Editors 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.