ACP Editorial Policy and Author Guidelines

Australian Clinical Psychologist

Editorial Policy and Author Guidelines

The Australian Clinical Psychologist (ACP) provides for the dissemination of knowledge on topics of interest informative to clinical psychologists. Its focus is on the latest clinical theory and research relevant to clinical practice including assessment, treatment intervention, training and professional issues.

Submissions to the ACP may include:
•    Letters to the Editor
•    General articles, viewpoints, opinions and comments
•    Articles of particular ethical and/or legal interest to the profession
•    Research / literature reviews
•    Theoretical perspectives
•    Student news and viewpoints
•    Book reviews
•    General information and announcements
•    Research papers are not accepted as the Australian Clinical Psychologist is not an academic peer reviewed journal.

From time to time, the ACP will focus upon topics or issues of interest and call for submissions accordingly. The ACPA Editorial Board welcomes contributions and suggestions for topics from the membership.

Author Guidelines

The ACP provides for the dissemination of knowledge on topics of interest informative to clinical psychologists. Its focus is on the latest clinical theory and research relevant to clinical practice including assessment, treatment intervention, training and professional issues.
 

Please observe the following word limits: Feature, General and Research Review: 1500 – 3000 words

A brief biography should accompany articles with names of all authors, qualifications, affiliations and email (unless otherwise stated).

A brief Abstract should accompany each paper: word limit 100 to 150 words

Please use Australian-English spelling and ensure that in-text citations and Reference list are in APA (6th ed.) style.

All text submitted must be original. The paper should not have been published, or be under submission elsewhere.

Please ensure that submissions are made by the stated deadline. Late submissions may not be accepted.

Review Process:

All papers are reviewed by the Editorial Board and the Scientific Committee.

Authors can expect the Editorial Board to review and change content for clarity and style. The Editorial Board will endeavour to make any significant revisions in consultation with the author. The Editor reserves the right to include or reject written works at any point in the publication process. Final acceptance of papers follows peer review.

Copyright:      Copyright with all papers rests with authors unless otherwise stated.

Please contact the Editor with any questions: editor@acpa.org.au