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APA launches new journal - Spirituality in Clinical Practice
- 14 Mar 2014

The American Psychological Association (APA) has announced that it will begin publication of a new journal, Spirituality in Clinical Practice, in March 2014. The quarterly journal is designed for clinical practitioners and will feature articles that embrace spiritually-oriented psychotherapy and spirituality-sensitive cultural approaches to treatment and wellness.

Spirituality in Clinical Practice plans to integrate psychospiritual and other spiritually-oriented interventions involved in psychotherapy, consultation, and coaching. The journal will provide a forum for those engaged in clinical activities to report on their efforts. The journal will foster original scientific development in the field by highlighting actual and potential applications of spirituality in clinical practice. It intends to report on therapeutic approaches that are supported by research and to initiate research on questions informed by clinical practice.

Spirituality in Clinical Practice will publish articles, reviews, commentaries, reflections, and practice case reports. Whenever possible, articles and related commentaries will be published in the same issue. The journal is currently accepting submissions. It welcomes approaches from related fields of study, including medicine, integrative medicine, biology, neuroscience, ethnology, anthropology, and natural sciences. Guidelines regarding submissions can be found on the journal's homepage: http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/scp.

The journal will be co-edited by Dr. Lisa Miller, Director of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University and Dr. Len Sperry, Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in Counseling at Florida Atlantic University.

Articles published in Spirituality in Clinical Practice will also be available through PsycARTICLES®, the most used full-text database in psychology and one of the most popular databases in all scholarly disciplines and fields. PsycARTICLES is available to a global audience of nearly 3,200 institutions and 60 million potential users.

APA to publish the first issue of Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity journal in March 2014
- 07 Mar 2014

The American Psychological Association (APA) will publish the first issue of the new journal Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in March 2014. This quarterly journal will include empirical research, theoretical and conceptual articles, in-depth reviews of research and literature, clinical case studies, book reviews, and letters to the editor.

While focusing on psychological research, the journal will provide a broad forum for scholarship that examines the multifaceted aspects of sexual orientation and gender diversity. The editors plan to present occasional thematic issues, offering a major article or set of articles on a specific theme of importance to theory, research, or practice.

Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity is the official publication of APA Division 44, the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues. Founded in 1987, Division 44 is psychology's focal point for research, practice, and education about the lives of LGBT people.

The founding editor of Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity is Dr. John Gonsiorek, a past president of Division 44 and a former professor of psychology. The senior associate editor is Mark Pope, EdD, also a past president of Division 44 and a professor and chair of the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

Submissions are being solicited now. Guidelines regarding submissions can be found on the journal's homepage: http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/sgd. Prospective contributors and subscribers are encouraged to visit the site.

Articles published in Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity will also be available through PsycARTICLES®, the most used full-text database in psychology and one of the most popular databases in all scholarly disciplines and fields. PsycARTICLES is available to a global audience of nearly 3,200 institutions and 60 million potential users.

SAGE begins publishing official journal of the International Transactional Analysis Association
- 07 Jun 2013

Academic publisher SAGE has been chosen by the International Transactional Analysis Association to publish its journal, the Transactional Analysis Journal (TAJ), beginning in January 2013.

A quarterly publication, The TAJ is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal focusing on transactional analysis theory, principles, and application in a broad range of disciplines in human relations work, including psychotherapy, counselling, education, and organisational development. It offers scholarly articles from all theoretical perspectives and fields of application, including papers devoted to theory development, quantitative and qualitative research, case studies, book reviews, and reflective essays. Two of the four annual issues are organised around themes, with upcoming issues focusing on topics such as groups; childhood and adolescence; loss, death, and dying; and families.

The journal welcomes contributions from scholars, practitioners, and researchers from within the transactional analysis communities as well as those committed to dialogue from other theoretical frames of reference. The journal's co-editors welcome this new enterprise with SAGE Publications, heralding a new phase for the journal as it fully enters the digital age.

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SAGE to publish South African Journal of Psychology
- 28 Mar 2013

Academic publisher SAGE has begun a partnership with the Psychological Society of South Africa, (PsySSA) to publish its flagship journal the South African Journal of Psychology. The rigorously peer-reviewed journal is dedicated to publishing empirical, theoretical and review articles that focus on South African, African and international issues. The journal will be published four times a year.

Publishing contributions in English covering all fields of psychology, the South African Journal of Psychology is the flagship journal for South Africa addressing psychological issues of social change and development. While the emphasis is on empirical research, the journal also accepts theoretical and methodological papers, review articles, short communications, reviews and letters containing balanced commentary.

The new website will be http://sap.sagepub.com/.

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BioMed Central expands BMC-series portfolio, launches BMC Psychology
- 27 Feb 2013

Open access publisher BioMed Central, UK, has announced the launch of BMC Psychology, the latest addition to the BMC-series portfolio. This marks a significant milestone for the BMC-series family of open access journals, as it is the first new journal since 2008 and will lead the way for other new launches within the series.

In recognition of the need to keep the community up to date with the latest research in psychology the BMC series developed BMC Psychology as the first solely dedicated open access psychology journal of its kind, covering all aspects of psychology. It will also practice open peer review in keeping with all the medical journals currently published in the BMC series.

BMC Psychology will cover areas such as psychology, human behaviour and the mind, including developmental, clinical, cognitive, experimental, social, evolutionary and educational psychology, as well as personality and individual differences, as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods, including animal studies.

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SAGE and Association for Psychological Science launch new journal, Clinical Psychological Science
- 24 Apr 2012

Academic and professional publisher SAGE and the Association for Psychological Science (APS) have announced the launch of Clinical Psychological Science, a new peer-reviewed journal focused on publishing advances in clinical science and providing a venue for cutting-edge research across a wide range of conceptual views, approaches and topics. This is the APS’s fifth scholarly journal, joining Psychological Science, Current Directions in Psychological Science, Psychological Science in the Public Interest and Perspectives on Psychological Science.

Clinical Psychological Science is an outlet for a modern look at clinical psychological science in the context of supporting global health - specifically global mental health. The journal provides readers with the best, most innovative research in clinical psychological science, giving researchers of all stripes a home for their work and a place in which to communicate with a broad audience of both clinical and other scientists. Associate editors on the journal include Tyrone D. Cannon of University of California, Los Angeles; Emily A. Holmes of University of Oxford, UK; Jill M. Hooley of Harvard University; and Kenneth J. Sher of University of Missouri.

Clinical Psychological Science is now accepting manuscript submissions and plans to publish papers online quickly after acceptance. Those interested in submitting to the journal or learning more can visit the Clinical Psychological Science website at http://cpsjournal.wordpress.com/.

Emerald to publish new editions of seminal audiology textbooks
- 14 Feb 2012

Academic publisher Emerald Group Publishing Limited, UK, has announced that it will publish new editions of the bestselling and seminal textbooks An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing, which is available now, and An Introduction to the Physiology of Hearing to be published in August 2012.

As the leading textbook in the field of auditory perception, An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing was first published in 1977 and has become an important source of information used by active researchers in the field. The revised 6th edition will again be authored by Brian Moore of the University of Cambridge and will include updated chapters, plus new sections on perceptual methods of estimating basilar-membrane compression, informational masking of non-speech and speech sounds, experiments and theories concerning pitch perception, and the perception of speech in complex auditory environments.

The 4th edition of An Introduction to the Physiology of Hearing is due for publication in August 2012 and will again provide an invaluable reading companion to practitioners and scholars alike. This newly revised edition, written again by James Pickles of the University of Queensland will be comprehensively updated to include recent advances in the subject, with special attention to areas such as the processing of complex stimuli such as speech by the auditory central nervous system and hearing loss.

A textbook specific website, containing supplementary material, will support the print edition of both textbooks.

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SAGE to publish Hammill Institute on Disabilities’ Learning Disability Quarterly journal
- 26 Oct 2011

Academic publisher SAGE has announced that it will continue its partnership with the Hammill Institute on Disabilities by publishing another of their titles named Learning Disability Quarterly (LDQ). The addition of LDQ brings the Institute’s total number of journals with SAGE to 15 titles.

The Hammill Institute on Disabilities is a non-profit organisation that was organised exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes to enhance the well-being of people with disabilities, their parents, and the professionals who are devoted to their interests.

The Institute acquired Learning Disability Quarterly from the Council for Learning Disabilities. The Council also receives Intervention in School and Clinic (ISC), another of the Hammill Institute’s journals. Members of the Council for Learning Disabilities will continue to receive LDQ, as well as Intervention in School and Clinic, as benefits of their membership.

As a result of this partnership, LDQ is currently available through SAGE Journals Online. Authors can now submit articles for review through SAGE Track.

Springer and American Physiological Society announce book publishing agreement
- 11 Aug 2011

STM publisher Springer has signed a book partnership agreement with the American Physiological Society (APS). Under the deal, Springer will publish titles in three APS book series as well as individual monographs and contributed volumes. The new publications are aimed primarily at researchers and will support Springer's growing physiology publishing programme.

The American Physiological Society will commission book projects, and Springer will provide editorial guidance, as well as production, marketing, sales, and distribution services. In addition to individual books, Springer will publish titles in three APS book series - Methods in Physiology, Clinical Physiology, and Progress and Perspectives in Physiology.

All titles will be published in print and electronically as part of Springer's Physiology eBook Collection. Additionally, Springer will digitise 32 of APS's previously published titles to be included in Springer's Online Book Archives. Under the agreement, the Society will be granted free access in perpetuity to the digital files of any works published.

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Wiley-Blackwell to publish ten American Counseling Association journals
- 16 Feb 2011

Wiley-Blackwell, the STM and Scholarly (STMS) publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., US, has partnered with the American Counseling Association to publish the latter's ten formerly self-published journals, beginning in 2012.

The Association, which currently manages nineteen chartered divisions, and has nearly 45, 000 members, has been in operation since 1952, and claims to be the world's largest association representing professional counselors in various practice settings. The ACA contributes significantly to the counseling field and successfully lobbies for counselor licensure in all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico. Additionally, they provide counseling programs at times of national tragedy to the general public.

The ten journals that Wiley will publish are: Adultspan Journal, The Career Development Quarterly, Counseling and Values, Counselor Education and Supervision, The Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, Journal of College Counseling, Journal of Counseling & Development, Journal of Employment Counseling, Journal of Humanistic Counseling and Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. Additional information on the journals programme is available on the ACA website.

In 2012 Wiley-Blackwell will make all of the content from the ACA's ten journals available through Wiley Online Library, the new online platform, with capabilities such as digital table of content alerts, event and news notices, and exclusive member access.

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SAGE and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology announce publishing partnership
- 23 Nov 2010

Academic publisher SAGE has announced a partnership with the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. Under the deal, SAGE will publish the latter's official journal, Teaching of Psychology (TOP), starting with the January 2011 issue.

A quarterly publication, Teaching of Psychology is projected as an indispensable source of information and a forum for new ideas for all those who teach psychology. Publishing research on all aspects of teaching and learning, the journal is dedicated to improving the educational process at all levels.

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology functions as Division 2 of the American Psychological Association (APA). It works to advance understanding of the discipline by promoting excellence in the teaching and learning of psychology.

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SAGE set to publish Psychology of Women Quarterly
- 19 Nov 2010

Academic publisher SAGE has partnered with Division 35 of the American Psychological Association (APA) to publish the journal, Psychology of Women Quarterly (PWQ). PWQ is the official journal of the Society for the Psychology of Women.

PWQ will join SAGE's strong journals portfolio in psychology and gender studies. Highly citied, the journal's 2009 Impact Factor is 1.297. It is ranked 48 in multidisciplinary psychology; and third in women's studies.

Psychology of Women Quarterly publishes qualitative and quantitative research with substantive and theoretical merit, along with critical reviews, theoretical articles, and invited book reviews related to the psychology of women and gender. The journal is currently published by Wiley-Blackwell. It will transfer to SAGE with the March 2011 issue.

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Elsevier and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine announce publishing partnership
- 11 Nov 2010

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced a partnership with the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM) to publish the latter's official journal - Psychosomatics. The announcement was made at the annual APM meeting in Marco Island, Florida.

The partnership marks an important move by the APM and Elsevier to increase the reach of the journal, particularly to a new generation of psychiatrists, and to promote consultation-liaison psychiatry as a field of growing importance. Elsevier will begin publication of the journal as of the first issue of 2011.

Elsevier's extensive network of global resources and publishing solutions, including Sciverse ScienceDirect, a premier full-text scientific database with more than 10 million peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and archives dating back as far as 1823, will help APM increase the reach and growth of Psychosomatics worldwide. The new partnership also adds important content to the Elsevier portfolio, enabling the publisher to continue its growth as the market leader in psychiatry journal publishing in North America and internationally.

Published six times a year, Psychosomatics: The Journal of Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry is edited by Dr. Theodore A. Stern, Chief of the Psychiatric Consultation Service at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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Springer set to publish complete portfolio of Psychonomic Society journals
- 04 Aug 2010

STM publisher Springer has signed an agreement with the Psychonomic Society for publication of the Society's complete portfolio of journals. These include Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience; Behavior Research Methods; Psychonomic Bulletin & Review; Memory & Cognition; Attention, Perception & Psychophysics; and Learning & Behavior.

The six journals, to be published by Springer as of January 2011, will add about 500 articles of top-quality content to Springer's online platform, SpringerLink, each year. The Psychonomic Society will retain complete editorial control over the content of the journals, which will be published by Springer online and in print.

Features will include Cross Reference Linking, Issue Alert services and rapid, article-based electronic publication in Online First.

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Wiley-Blackwell and the British Psychological Society announce publishing partnership
- 02 Aug 2010

Wiley-Blackwell, the STM and scholarly business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., US, has announced that it has expanded its publishing partnership with the British Psychological Society (BPS) to include the Society's journals in addition to their partnership on the BPS' prestigious book publishing programme. Under the new deal, the publisher will publish eleven BPS journals, from 2011.

The BPS claims to be the second largest psychological society in the world. With this partnership, the Society aims to increase the global impact of its journals and develop each journal to become a leader in its field through tailored development.

Together Wiley-Blackwell and the BPS will enhance its joint publishing programme across journals, books and online services to benefit psychologists in all aspects of their work and careers - in their learning, teaching, research and professional practice. The latest partnership reinforces Wiley-Blackwell's already prominent position as publisher for more than 750 society partners which includes many psychology and mental health associations.

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American Psychological Association set to publish new journal - Psychology of Violence
- 08 Mar 2010

The American Psychological Association (APA) has announced that it will begin publishing the journal, Psychology of Violence, beginning in spring 2011. The new journal is now soliciting submissions of research-based articles. The journal will be edited by Dr. Sherry L. Hamby, Research Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Sewanee, the University of the South.

A quarterly publication, Psychology of Violence will be a multidisciplinary research journal devoted to violence and extreme aggression, including identifying the causes of violence from a psychological framework, finding ways to prevent or reduce violence, and developing practical interventions and treatments. It is now recognised that virtually all forms of violence and aggression are interconnected and require cross-cutting work that incorporates research from psychology, public health, neuroscience, sociology, medicine, and other related behavioral and social sciences. This journal will seek to promote communication among researchers and providers who study all types of violence and its diverse correlates.

APA will provide publishing services for the print journal and electronic access through its full-text journal articles database, PsycARTICLES. Electronic access will include all articles, beginning with Volume 1, Issue 1, published in the journal. Psychology of Violence will be indexed in PsycINFO.

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Wiley-Blackwell and Australian Psychological Society announce publishing partnership
- 12 Feb 2010

STM and scholarly publisher Wiley-Blackwell, US, has announced a publishing partnership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Under the deal, Wiley-Blackwell will publish three APS flagship journals – Australian Journal of Psychology, Australian Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist – from 2011.

The partnership will bring a proactive publishing agenda that fully supports the APS’s strategic mission to expand its profile and influence regionally and worldwide; to protect standards of excellence in psychological practice; and to showcase the best psychological research and practice from the region.

Wiley-Blackwell and the APS will focus on driving the profile, impact and professional relevance of each of the three flagship journals, with a strong emphasis on differentiation and individual journal development. Clinical Psychologist and Australian Psychologist will be specifically repositioned to deliver high-quality, practitioner-friendly content, while the focus for Australian Journal of Psychology will continue to be on growing the Journal’s impact and international reach.

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APA set to publish Asian American Journal of Psychology
- 07 Sep 2009

The American Psychological Association has announced that it will soon begin publishing the Asian American Journal of Psychology, the official publication of the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA). The journal will be edited by Dr Frederick T.L. Leong, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Multicultural Psychology Research at Michigan State University.

The Asian American Journal of Psychology will be dedicated to research, practice, advocacy, education, and policy in Asian American psychology. It will publish empirical, theoretical, methodological and practice oriented articles covering topics relevant to Asian American individuals and communities.

Over the last decade, the membership of the AAPA has expressed a strong interest in having its own professional journal. The Asian American Journal of Psychology represents the fulfillment of this longtime goal. The Association is in the process of developing a full publishing programme for the journal and expects to begin publication in spring, 2010. It will begin soliciting articles in the near future.

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