NYSPA offers many vehicles for communication with members. Downloadable versions of NYSPA publications are listed at the bottom of this page (you must be logged in as a member to see the issues).
The purpose of the NYSPA Notebook is to provide a vehicle by which NYSPA members can share current topics in psychology, particularly professional issues in New York State and the nation. In addition, it provides a forum for the discussion of association issues and activities, pro and con articles on specific issues of interest to the members, other topics of general interest to the membership, and the publication of Letters to the Editor. View publication guidelines.
The NYS Psychologist is the official Journal of the New York State Psychological Association and, as such, contains archival documents. It also publishes articles on current issues in psychology as well as empirical, theoretical, and practice articles based on broad aspects of psychology. Statements contained in the NYS Psychologist are the personal view of the authors and do not constitute NYSPA policy unless so indicated. View publication guidelines.
Friday Flash e-Newsletter
The Friday Flash contains up-to-the-minute news and is e-mailed to members each Friday. It is used to convey time-sensitive information and event notices to members. If you are not receiving a copy or would like to resubscribe, please contact Friday Flash Request.
NYSPA Notebook Publication Guidelines
AUTHORS: We invite NYSPA members to submit to The NYSPA Notebook, the magazine of the New York State Psychological Association. As the Empire State's leading source of news about the latest psychological opinions, theories and research, legislative updates and membership information, we count on experts like you to maintain the high standards of the NYSPA Notebook. We strive to provide the best and most comprehensive accounts of emerging trends, activities and research in psychology. We look for good ideas and good writing, intelligently presented and aimed at our audience. The NYSPA Notebook is published three times per year and has a circulation of 2,500. Our aim is to explain the complex and diverse world of psychology and its specialties to our audiences and to advance knowledge about psychology. Articles cover a diverse range of topics, from scientific news to professional practice issues to legislative matters. Diversity and critical analysis regarding psychological opinions, theories and research are encouraged in contributions. The NYSPA Notebook executive editor reserves the right to choose or decline any submission for publication. If you are a prospective author, the following guidelines should help guide you through the process we use to add outside writers to The NYSPA Notebook’s staff-written articles:
Length: Articles should be between 700 and 1000 words. The executive editor reserves the right to edit for length without altering the intent or tone of the article.
Content and Readership: We accept unsolicited articles of general psychological interest. Our readers are primarily licensed psychologists, making it unnecessary to define common psychological terms. However, The NYSPA Notebook is read by psychologists in all specialties, so be sure to define terms unique to your specialty. The NYSPA Notebook is also distributed to state and national legislators, members of the media and other important organizational audiences; your article could be quoted or referenced. TONE: The NYSPA Notebook is a professional association magazine. Therefore, your writing should reflect a high degree of professionalism.
Write Ethically: Do not blend your personal opinions and speculations with statements based on scientific studies. Be careful to distinguish between your personal views and statements of scientific findings. Alert the reader when you speculate.
Cite References for Factual Statements: When representing a scientific fact, include a reference with a complete citation in APA format. We will not publish the references but we will inform readers that they are available by written request. The NYSPA Notebook is not a scientific journal for empirical studies and reviews, but it may publish this type of material at times.
Style: Write in the active voice, minimizing wordiness. Use the inverted pyramid style, a style that places all the major information in the first few paragraphs, after which the important facts taper down into the least essential material at the end of the article. Write in the third person. While we welcome personal articles, they will only be published in select and appropriate issues and sections of the magazine.
Division and Committee Information: Reports from Divisions are limited to 200 words about news and events. Committee reports also are limited to 200 words about activities, changes and goals.
How to Submit Articles: Send submissions to NYSPA Central Office. Articles (and any accompanying images) must be submitted by e-mail. Articles should be formatted in Microsoft Word, images should be in jpg or gif format.
Acceptance and Publication: We will acknowledge your submission when we receive it. We make decisions to accept or reject articles as quickly as possible. We plan months in advance for each issue, so the time frame in which your article is published is unknown. Once your article has been accepted, our editors will be in touch with you. On behalf of the staff at the NYSPA Notebook and our readers, we thank you for your time and effort. If you have questions or need additional information please contact us at: NYSPA Notebook, Attn: Editor, 3 Pine West Plaza, Ste 308, Albany, NY 12205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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