South West Review

What the South West Review covers
Items appealing to a wide audience including psychologists of all disciplines, academics and students and members of other professions who also hold British Psychological Society membership and anyone who has an interest in psychology. 

Scheduled publication frequency:

Four issues per a year


Dr Barry Cripps (Editor)
Ann Cripps (Assistant editor)

Information for contributors

Each South West Review prints the contents on the outside back page of the cover; the usual Editorial and Chair’s Notes followed by:
‘Psychology in the Pub’ reviews
Reviews of the PIP talk from hubs in Bath, Bristol, Exeter and Plymouth. At the beginning of the talk a request is made for a volunteer to write a review. This invitation is open to anyone, members of the public, students and of course all Branch members. Please indicate clearly, date, hub, venue, speaker and name of reviewer.
Behind the scenes at a ‘Psychology in the Pub’ event.
An interview with the PIP speaker, generally a follow-up interview via email.
One-to One interview
Covering an interview with professionals providing a spotlight on aspects of their practice, or how their careers have developed. If you would be interested in being a participant yourself please contact the Editor for further information. The interview could aim to disseminate best practice in psychology, and provide others with an insight into how careers in the psychology have developed.
Research article
A review of a significant research article in your field, or a part of your own research. An opportunity to summarise the latest findings in your field. The article should follow this suggested layout: a short explanation of the hypotheses, methodology, findings and a short summary of the key ‘learning points of the research’.
Event reviews
A review from anyone of any psychology event you have attended, for example, Annual Conference, Division Conference, CPD event, training event, lecture and so on…
Book reviews
A book review of around 500 to 1000 words providing a brief overview of the book’s contents, a context for its existence, why it is useful and for whom is very welcome.
Letters offering suggestions, ideas for communication in the future.

Please write abbreviations and technical terms in full and follow your own clear structure. Personal reflections add colour. Clear photo images are welcomed. Please submit as a Word document by email to [email protected]

Please use Arial font, size 12 (double-line spacing), and include reference lists in the British Psychological Society’s Style Guide format (where necessary) and an accurate word count. Please provide your contact details (email at a minimum) in case of queries and the name, title and any other information you would like to be shown against your submission in the newsletter. We reserve the right to edit items where


If you would like any further information please contact Barry or Ann Cripps at: [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 British Psychological Society you can download the South West Review for free

If you have any queries regarding subscritpion, please contact [email protected] quoting 'South West Review subscriptions' in the subject line

Further information

ISSN: 504748

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