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Psychology in Scotland focuses on practice issues relevant to the profession of educational psychology and is not peer reviewed.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


  • Sharon Brown
  • Karen Findlay
  • Lynne Fernie
  • Linden Hampton
  • Gemma Gilchrist

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


  • 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.


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. If we need to make amendments to your contribution we will contact you directly about this

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Members of the Scottish Division of Educational Psychology can download this publication for free.

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To contact Sharon Brown please email [email protected]

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To contact Lynne Fernie please email [email protected]

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