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School Psychology Quarterly, the official journal of APA Division 16 (School Psychology), publishes research pertaining to the promotion of psychological and educational function; as well as the prevention and treatment of psychological, behavioral, social, and educational issues faced by students across the lifespan. Focusing primarily on children, youth, and the adults who serve them, SPQ addresses a broad range of topics that affect student health and well-being, including issues faced by diverse populations and communities.

SPQ seeks high quality submissions to a new section of the journal, entitled Perspectives on School Psychology. This section offers a complimentary space for broad discussions within the school psychology profession on emerging ideas that have a strong potential to advance research and practice. Perspective papers are designed to stimulate thinking on how psychological and educational issues facing youth, families, schools, and the larger community can be understood and addressed.  Perspective papers are not specific to articles published in SPQ. Rather, they are brief papers that focus on concerns that are highly relevant to school psychology.

International Perspectives are also encouraged, including research from multi-site international projects and work that has the potential to be adapted to and implemented around the globe to address the needs of diverse populations, cultures, and communities.

Perspectives are limited to 3,000 words and may contain one figure or table. There is a maximum of 5 references.

SPQ is part of Clarivate Analytics’s (formerly Thomsen Reuters’s) Web of Science and has an Impact Factor of 3.26. It ranks 6th of 58 journals in the Psychology—Educational category of Clarivate Analytics’s Journal Citation Reports, making it the top journal focused on school psychology in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). The Editorial Board is committed to providing high-quality and timely reviews within 35 daysAt present, the average duration from manuscript submission to decision correspondence is 22 days.

SPQ authors benefit from exceptional support, knowledge, and resources; and enjoy worldwide exposure:  All articles published in the journal are included in PsycINFO® and PsycARTICLES®, the most comprehensive and widely used psychological databases in the world. The journal is indexed in MEDLINE and other major databases reaching researchers and practitioners alike. Articles published in SPQ are available to a global audience of over 3,700 institutions and 80 million potential readers through print and electronic access.


Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the School Psychology Quarterly submission portal. If submitting a Perspective article, please select “Perspective” or “International Perspective” from the Article Type menu. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review.

Additional information about the journal is available at

For questions or further information please contact the Editor, Rich Gilman, PhD.