If you are interested in studying forensic psychology, either as a graduate or post-graduate student, this resource will be perfect for you! This article is a guest post written by Joseph Toomey and Angela Yarbrough.
Welcome to the exciting and constantly evolving field of forensic psychology! I know that the process of applying to graduate schools can be very daunting and fraught with difficult and complicated decisions. Is it better to apply to a master’s program? Can I apply directly to doctoral programs without a master’s degree? Which type of program is best for me (e.g., clinical, counseling, social, experimental, etc.)? The list of questions and concerns may seem endless, but know that there are resources available to help you make your decisions. If you have decided that pursuing a career in forensic psychology is the choice for you, hopefully you will find many of the answers you seek here.
The two most common divisions of forensic psychology training involve clinical psychology training with a focus in forensic issues (clinical forensic psychology), and social/experimental psychology, also with a focus in forensic issues (social/experimental forensic psychology).
Whether you are a student or seasoned expert, we have curated some great resources for you to bookmark that can help you find a home for your next psych-law manuscript.
See below for direct author submission links to traditional peer-reviewed journals, international information on open-access publishing in psyc-law, or even publishing through the in-house EAPL-S publishing process (did you know our publications undergo peer-review and are featured in the APA PsycArticles database?).
Thinking of publishing in an open access journal? Here is your ultimate guide to understanding the new world of online and open access publishing featuring information written by our amazing international representatives.
Open-access (OA) publishing is a hot topic. By publishing OA, anyone in the world can have free online access to your work. This PhD Comics video provides an excellent explanation of what OA is, and what its benefits are. There are two primary routes to OA publishing. The “green” route—self-archiving of publications—is free of charge, but typically involves an embargo period which delays OA publication, and often requires self-archiving of pre-prints. The “golden” route—publication in OA journals—involves payment of an article processing fee by authors (or their institutions), but makes articles immediately available online, free of charge to the reader. Each route has its advantages and disadvantages.
The purpose of this article is to review developments and funding opportunities for OA publishing in various countries around the world. Most of the country-specific information has been provided by local representatives of the European Association of Psychology and Law – Student Society. Nevertheless, the information in this article is relevant across all scientific disciplines. Before reviewing the general information, however, I will highlight some OA journals that are particularly relevant to the field of psychology and law.