Educational Psychology in Scotland

Educational Psychology in Scotland focuses on practice issues relevant to the profession of educational psychology and is not peer reviewed.

Scheduled publication frequency:

Once a year


Editorial Team: Sharon Brown, Karen Findlay and Nicola Stewart

Information for contributors

We welcome articles of 1000–2500 words (plus references). Also shorter items: course updates (300 words max), news (150 words), letters to the editor (300 words), reviews (100 words), updates from SDEP Executive (100 words). 

For guidelines

  • Brief abstract. 
  • General Introduction – setting working in context. 
  • Brief description and outline of your work. There is no need for tables and statistics. 
  • Brief conclusions/implications section. 
  • References. 
  • Contact details – email address. 

Preferably no more than 1000–2500 (plus references). 5000 words is the absolute maximum and is rarely required. Please state word count.

A note on confidentiality: No school or individual should ever be identifiable. It is not necessary to anonymise the authority as this is usually identifiable through the author contact details.

Course Updates from Dundee/Strathclyde
Guidelines - Updated information about staff changes, curriculum developments, innovative practice, etc. Contact details – email address. Words 150 (300 max)

News from Services
Guidelines - Information about local Educational Psychological Service initiatives or changes. Contact details – email address.
Words 150 max

Opinions/letters to the Editor
Guidelines - Personal opinions and thoughts about current issues for the profession and for general discussion. Contact details – email address.
Words 300 max (references not expected to be included)

Review of Resources
Guidelines - Sharing thoughts about any professional resources (e.g. book, video, film) which could be recommended to colleagues. Contact details – email address.
Words 100 max

Update from SDEP Executive
Guidelines - Information about relevant professional issues being addressed by the Executive. Contact details – email address.
Words 100 max

Please send an electronic copy of your article to any member of the Editorial Team (please see below for contact details). If we need to make amendments to your contribution we will contact you directly about this


Sharon Brown [email protected]
Nicola Stewart [email protected]

Single issues and subscriptions

Hard copy subscription is not available.

Single issues are available for purchase in pdf format via the BPS Shop online. For members of the Scottish Division of Educational Psychology you can download the Educational Psychology in Scotland for free

If you have any queries regarding subscritpion, please contact [email protected] quoting 'Educational Psychology in Scotland subscriptions' in the subject line

Further information

ISSN: print version: 1354-0599; online version: 2396-8710

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