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Section Periodical: History and Philosophy of Psychology

The previous Proceedings and Newsletter have been combined into one publication, including a section for refereed papers. The intention is to provide Section members with better value for their subscriptions, and to offer potential contributors another publication outlet for refereed papers.

The Section publication is now available to purchase/download via the BPS shop. To purchase hard copies of this publication contact Commercial Sales on 0116 252 9551.


The publication's remit is the history and philosophy of psychology. Papers which relate history and philosophy will be particularly welcomed, as will those on the history of British psychology. The publication's policy is to consider papers from all theoretical perspectives, not just currently fashionable ones.


Prospective Authors


Typescripts should be double-spaced, paginated, with references in APA format, and not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Refereed Section

Articles should be a maximum length of 5,000 words, including an Abstract of 150 words.

Articles should be appropriately anonymised for blind review with the author's name, affiliation, contact details and email addresses on a removable cover page.

Non-Refereed Section

This includes abbreviated versions of papers presented at the Section's conferences.

Articles should be a maximum length of 3,000 words, including an Abstract of 150 words.

These should be submitted to the Acting Editor:

Dr Geoff Bunn
Department of Psychology
Manchester Metropolitan University
Elizabeth Gaskell Campus
Hathersage Road

email: [email protected] 


Contributions to the Newsletter section, including letters, notices of forthcoming events etc, should be submitted to:

Dr Alan Collins
Department of Psychology
University of Lancaster
LA1 4YG.
e-mail: [email protected]

Reviews & Articles for Review

Books for review and book reviews should be sent to the Book Review Editor:

Nathalie Chernoff,
Department of Psychology,
University of Lancaster,
LA1 4YG.
email: [email protected]

Format Required

Electronic copy (IBM-compatible Word Perfect or Microsoft Word) is required for all material accepted for publication. Deadlines for copy: March 31st; September 30th.