Publisher: American Psychological Association
The American Psychologist is the official journal of the American
Psychological Association. As such, the journal contains archival documents
and articles covering current issues in psychology, the science and practice
of psychology, and psychology's contribution to public policy. Archival and
Association documents include, but are not limited to, the annual report of
the Association, Council minutes, the Presidential Address, editorials,
other reports of the Association, ethics information, surveys of the
membership, employment data, obituaries, calendars of events, announcements,
and selected award addresses.
Articles published cover all aspects of psychology. Submissions should be
current, timely, and of interest to the broad APA membership; they should be
written in a style that is accessible to and of interest to all
psychologists, regardless of area of specialization. American Psychologist
contributions often address national and international policy issues as well
as topics relevant to Association policy and activities.
The first step in the AP editorial review process is performed by the AP
Editor-in-Chief/APA CEO. Approximately 70% of author-submitted manuscripts
are returned without review within 30 days for a host of reasons: Empirical
manuscripts are more appropriate for one of the APA primary journals; topic
of the manuscript or style of the writing is too specialized for the broad
AP readership; the same topic was recently covered in the journal;
inappropriate content or style; or other, more typical reasons such as the
paper does not offer a major contribution to the field or is simply not
written well enough.
As the official journal of the APA, AP does not publish papers advocating
policies contrary to officially adopted APA policy, although debates of the
evidence supporting such policies may appear from time to time. Comments on
the policies of the Association and articles published in the American
Psychologist are also considered for the AP Comment section. Statements
contained in AP are the personal views of the authors and do not constitute
APA policy unless so indicated.
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Current Issue: Volume 59, Issue 6 (September 2004)
Date: 15 Oct. 2004