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School Psychology
(Previously School Psychology Quarterly)

School Psychology (2011 ISI Impact Factor: 1.452; ranked 18th out of 51 “Educational Psychology” titles) publishes empirical studies and literature reviews of the psychology of education and services for children in school settings, encompassing a full range of methodologies and orientations, including educational, cognitive, social, cognitive behavioral, preventive, cross-cultural and developmental perspectives.

Focusing primarily on children, youth and the adults who serve them, School Psychology publishes research pertaining to the education of populations across the lifespan.

Journal Submissions

Any general correspondence regarding the mission, scope, or policies of School Psychology may be directed to the Incoming Editor (details to right).

The completion of the Author Manuscript and Cover Letter Checklist (PDF, 42KB) signifying that authors have read this material and agree to adhere to the guidelines is required. The checklist should follow the cover letter as part of the submission.

Full-length manuscripts should not exceed 6,000 words total (including cover page, abstract, text, references, tables and figures), with margins of at least 1 inch on all sides and a standard font (e.g., Times New Roman) of 12 points (no smaller). The References section should immediately follow a page break. The entire paper (text, references, tables, etc.) must be double spaced.

For manuscripts that exceed 6,000 words, authors must justify the extended length in their cover letter (e.g., reporting of multiple studies), and in no case should the paper exceed 9,000 words total.

For longer works, supplementary materials may by posted online and linked to the published article in the PsycARTICLES® database. See Supplementing Your Article With Online Material for further information. Notification of intent to use the supplementary materials option, and identification of supplemental material, should be identified in the author cover letter accompanying the submission.

Instructions on preparing the manuscript (including, tables, figures, references, metrics and abstracts) appear in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).

Manuscripts are to comply with the APA Journal Article Reporting Standards (PDF, 98KB) (JARS; see American Psychologist, 2008, 63, 839–851 or Appendix in the Publication Manual).

Papers that do not conform to these guidelines and those that are not appropriate for publication in SPQ may be returned without full review. Please see “Instructions to Authors” and other journal details for further guidance.

Current and Past Issues


Dr. Rich Gilman, Editor