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Call for papers

The Journal of Psychosocial Studies (JPS) offers a flexible publishing space for new and established researchers and practitioners working within or interested in the broad field of Psychosocial Studies.

The Journal is seeking to publish material that falls within one of the following 3 categories:

  • Academic articles (academic papers underpinned by empirical research and /or theoretical debate). Length 5,000-7,000 words.

  • ‘Open space’ contributions of 2,000-4,000 words, for example:
    • Speaking out (lectures, views, debates)
    • Discussions of interventions (from psychosocial practices)
    • Creative pieces (poetry, commentaries on film/literature etc.)

  • Book reviews of 750 – 2,000 words


The Journal’s principle is to be inclusive rather than exclusive, and we would consider a range of disciplinary approaches. Possible subject areas might be sociology, group relations, psychoanalysis, philosophy, politics, social policy, contextual studies, cultural studies, literature and psychology. But work which pushes back – even crosses – the edges of traditional academic and practice boundaries is particularly welcome, as is writing which brings new perspectives to established ideas.

We welcome international and local perspectives on psychosocial thinking and practices. However, locally focused articles must reflect on the implications of findings for an international readership. We would also like to include work from practitioners in e.g. social work, psychotherapy, drama, speech and music therapy, counselling and community work, postgraduate students, people new to academic writing and also academics, wishing to contribute to the development of the global knowledge base for (and discussion of) psychosocial studies.

For further information please read the Journal’s Aims and Scope and Instructions for authors.

Please get in touch with the Editors if you wish to discuss ideas or work in progress which may be suitable for publication.