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Call for Policy Briefs: International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation®

International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation ® (IPP) is the official journal of Division 52 (International Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. IPP publishes peer-reviewed articles on research that examines human behavior and experiences around the globe from a psychological perspective. It publishes intervention strategies that use psychological science to improve the lives of people around the world.

The journal promotes the use of psychological science that is contextually informed, culturally inclusive, and dedicated to serving the public interest. IPP incorporates empirical findings from education, medicine, political science, public health, psychology, sociology, gender and ethnic studies, and related disciplines.

We are excited to announce the journal now seeks submissions of Policy Briefs. Designed to enable outreach and impact, policy briefs are a vehicle for cogent evidence-based advice on a policy issue. They are typically derived from a research project and written to include a non-specialized audience (for details, https://www.idrc.ca/sites/default/files/idrcpolicybrieftoolkit.pdf).

Policy briefs will be peer reviewed, and should include:

  • No more than 1,500 words (including any table and/or figure)
  • Executive Summary (Abstract)
  • Introduction (without heading, as in APA format)
  • Approach (Method)
  • Results
  • Conclusion (Implications, Recommendations)
  • No more than four References
  • Footnotes highlighting key points are permitted but not required

IPP authors benefit from exceptional support, knowledge, and resources; and enjoy a worldwide exposure: as a publication of the American Psychological Association, all the journal’s articles are included in PsycINFO® PsycARTICLES® and SCOPUS. Through print and electronic access, articles published in IPP are available to a global audience of over 3,400 institutions and 80 million potential readers. Full-text access is also granted to health professionals in developing regions through the World Health Organization’s HINARI program. The program provides access to individuals in more than 100 countries, areas, and territories.

Additional information about IPP and a link to the journal’s submission portal are available at http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/ipp/. General correspondence can be sent to the Editor, Stuart Carr, PhD, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..