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PsySR is always looking for contributors with expertise in addressing today’s societal challenges and building cultures of peace and social justice.  We are especially interested in contributions that fit into one or more of our six programs.
 

Submitting Articles to PsySR

A good PsySR post offers psychological background and context to ongoing national and world issues, a challenge to the mainstream media perspective based on current psychological science, or an important story with a psychological perspective that hasn’t been told elsewhere.  We are open to any subject matter that follows these guidelines and that is characterized by quality writing.

Before you submit to PsySR, please make sure you are familiar with our approach.  Articles for PsySR should be written in language simple enough to be comprehensible to a high school student, with enough research and insight to be interesting to a PhD. Assume that you’re talking to knowledgeable readers; don’t be didactic. Avoid excessive identifiers for well-known figures or familiar debates. We encourage writers to grapple with big ideas, but they must be conveyed with wit and style, avoiding clichés, jargon, artspeak, journalese, and academese.

First, you must register with the PsySR blog.  Once you register, you will be labeled as a “subscriber.”   You do not need to send a query prior to submitting a blog/article, but please note that the PsySR blog will only accept submissions from current PsySR members. Please submit your writing through this blog interface. Please do not send us submissions via snail mail or email or contact us by telephone for submissions.  If you have questions or need assistance navigating the blog interface, please contact blogs [at] psysr.org

If we accept your submission your user name status will be changed to “author” and you will be allowed to post your submission.  We may edit for grammar and spelling; headline and include a photo – if not provided (we prefer that one is included).  It is expected that all content (including images) submitted to the PsySR blog are in full compliance with U.S. Copyright law.  Images should not be included unless they are licensed for reuse (e.g., Creative Commons).

Written pieces usually run between 400 and 1200 words, though longer articles may be accepted.

Thank you for your interest and for sharing with us your creative and intellectual property!

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