InPsych is the member magazine for the Australian Psychological Society and provides the opportunity for members to feature and share their work and knowledge in psychology. InPsych depends on contributions from members to ensure coverage of a wide range of topics of interest to the membership.

We hope that the different formats encourage members to participate by submitting content for InPsych from those who like to write in depth to those who want to provide a snapshot of a relevant topic.  

Major submissions

To submit an article for one of the following three formats we ask that you provide an abstract of no more than 150 words outlining what will be covered in the article: 

Articles

(short: 700 - 1500 words | long: up to 3000 words)

Short articles (700 to 1500 words) and longer articles (up to 3000 words) that provide information of interest and relevance to those working in the field of psychology across diverse practice and research areas in a wide range of contexts.

These articles should be of high quality, based on empirical evidence and be written in accessible language. InPsych articles are not written in the style of a scientific journal but rather using an informal conversational tone.

‘What I learned’ 

(up to 600 words)

Articles that aim to provide members with an opportunity to share knowledge and learning with others. There is no strict context around how the learning applies to members. It may be as a result of attending a training activity, working through a complex case or task, or observing a shift in the psychology landscape.

In the spotlight: Student and early-career psychologists

(up to 600 words)

An opportunity for student and early-career psychologists to provide articles about psychology topics of general interest or sharing their experiences and learnings.

Brief submissions

InPsych also publishes the following shorter items which members can submit in full:

Research summaries

(up to 300 words)

Research summaries provide a snapshot of latest research findings published in peer reviewed journals.

Brief news items

(up to 300 words)

For the brief news items we are looking for information about psychology-related activities that will be of interest to members. Think new, innovative, inspiring! 

Letters to the editor

(up to 400 words)

Members can provide their opinions, comments on published articles, or views about other psychology-related topics.

Submission requirements

Submissions can be made to inpsych@psychology.org.au

  • InPsych does not accept for publication articles that have been published elsewhere.
  • All items must comply with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Submissions should be written in a conversational style that will engage the reader, similar to what you would expect to read in a quality weekend newspaper magazine supplement or The Conversation (the online website that publishes academic and research articles), but written specifically for psychologists. One important aim of the publication for example is to translate research into accessible language that can be understood by a broad audience.
  • While articles must be empirically based, the number of references for all types of submissions must be kept to a minimum (up to 5) and these will only appear in the online version.
  • Where appropriate we welcome the submission of images and photos (for which the author has the rights to use) to be considered for inclusion in the article. These should be submitted as a jpg file at 300 dpi format.
  • Authors will be required to complete a copyright form assigning copyright of the article to the APS.

Editorial decisions

  • In making decisions about inclusion of articles the editor consults with the editorial committee.
  • Selection of articles for inclusion is based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, the suitability, breadth, relevance and appeal of the topic area, the writing style, avoidance of repetition of recent topics, variety of authors (level of experience, areas of expertise), and number of pages available.
  • We cannot guarantee that selected articles will appear in the next issue of InPsych. Publication dates will be determined on a per article basis. We endeavour to provide authors with a publication time frame on acceptance of the article.
  • The editor reserves the right to edit articles and will work jointly with authors to ensure high quality items that meet InPsych requirements.
  • Letters to the editor may be edited for space, legal or other reasons.