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Student Notebook

Welcome to the online home of the Student Notebook, a column published in the APS Observer dedicated to issues of interest to graduate students in psychology. The Student Notebook features articles written by APS Student Caucus members on a variety of topics. Since 1990, the Student Notebook has served as a forum in which APSSC members can communicate their ideas, suggestions, and experiences to APS members.

Resources for Authors:

Twelve Tips for Authors

Communicating Psychological Science: Precision Is the Enemy of Understanding

Presenting Science: Best Practices for Making Data “Pop”

Publishing in Graduate School: Tips for New Graduate Students

Instructions for Authors:

The Student Notebook publishes articles intended for graduate students in the field of psychology. Past topics have ranged from advice for handling issues faced by graduate students, descriptions of authors’ unique research experiences, and discussions of important topics in the field of psychology. Members interested in writing for the Student Notebook are encouraged to review past articles to get an idea of the type and style of manuscripts that are printed.

Manuscripts should be 1,200 words (excluding title and references) in APA (6th edition) style. Abstracts are not necessary. References should be included when necessary but are usually limited to 5-10 sources. When applicable, lists of resources for further information are encouraged. Figures and tables may be included when necessary. The Student Notebook does not publish theoretical articles, literature reviews, or original research reports. Please include a 2-3 sentence author note/bio along with your submission.

All submissions and correspondence should be addressed to the Student Notebook Editor at