The Neuropsychologist has been established to encourage division members to publish and share resources that relate to the clinical practice of neuropsychology. All issues can be downloaded from the BPS shop
The aim of the publication is to provide a forum for the discussion of issues relevant to neuropsychology, and to keep its readers notified about upcoming events, news, and research developments.
It also provides information about health and education policy, training and professional standards, and updates on the ongoing work of the Division of Neuropsychology.
On occasion specific issues will be themed and papers invited under set topics.
Scheduled publication frequency:
- Two issues a year (Electronic only)
- Editor: Jessica Fish
- Assistant Editor: Steven Kemp
- Catherine Ford
- Jack Garlovsky
- Emma Matthews
- Blanca Poveda
- Lauren Roche
- Nicola Scott
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Please note, material to be considered for publication in issues published in 2021 must be received by the editor by the following dates:
Issue 11 (April 2021)
Issue 12 (October 2021)
Deadline for articles
Monday 18 January 2021
Monday 05 July 2021
Deadline for news items, features etc.
Monday 22 February 2021
Monday 23 August 2021
- All submissions should be sent to [email protected]
- The corresponding author should retain a copy of all submitted files.
- All contributions should be submitted in word (.doc) or equivalent compatible format with 1.5 or double line spacing, and with numbered pages.
- All contributions should be provided in English
- As all manuscripts are blind reviewed, please do not include any identifying information in the manuscript itself. Instead, please either specify the complete author list along with affiliations and contact details within the accompanying email, or in a separate word file or pdf.
- Authors should abide by the BPS Guidelines for the Use of Non-Sexist Language which are contained in the booklet Code of Conduct, Ethical Principles and Guidelines, which can be obtained from the Society’s office or website.
- Tables should be given on separate pages at the end of the document with clear indication in the text where they should be inserted. Each should have a self-explanatory title and should be comprehensible without reference to the text. They should be referred to in the text by Arabic numerals. Data given should be checked for accuracy and must agree with mentions in the text.
- Figures, i.e. diagrams, graphs or other illustrations should add new information to the article and should not duplicate information given elsewhere in a different form. Captions should be listed on a separate page at the end of the manuscript.
- Ensure that all image files are submitted in high resolution format (i.e. at least 600dpi, but the higher the better) with an accompanying caption. As we are a digital-only publication, colour figures may be used without charge.
Please note: Reference lists should be in the APA style, and must be complete and accurate. Please check these carefully before you submit.
All journal titles must be given in full, and any reports or websites cited should be included in the reference lists along with all necessary information.
For details, please consult APA Style Manual, but an example of four common sources is given here:
- For Journal Articles: Banyard, P. & Duffy, K. (2014) Student representations of psychology in the UK. Psychology Teaching Review 20(2) 110–120.
- For books: Richardson, J.T.E. (2000) Researching student learning. Approaches to studying in campus-based and distance education. Buckingham: SRHE & Open University Press.
- For chapters: Norton, L., Kahn, P, Van Arendsen, J. & Waiters, D. (2001). Reflective thinking about the study of psychology, mathematics and music at degree level: Does it change over the first year? In C. Rust (Ed.), Improving student learning strategically (pp.120–131). Oxford: The Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development.
- For Internet Articles: Lovell, A. (7 February,2003). More students, less funding. worse learning? Retrieved 25 March, 2005, from The Higher Education Academy website: www.heacademv.ac.uk/resources.asp?process=full_record§ion=generic&id...
Authors need not be members of the Division of Neuropsychology but non-members are encouraged to join.
Submissions that do not obviously fall into one of the categories below should be discussed with the Editor ahead of submission.
Submitted articles should be of relevance to neuropsychology or neuropsychological practice. Articles could include guidelines for practice, the results of service evaluations, or debate about policy or practice. Articles should be as short as is consistent with clear presentation of the subject matter and will normally be 1000-2500 words in length. If you feel an article of over 2500 words is justified, please state the reasons in an accompanying email so that this request can be considered. All articles should include an abstract or summary of no more than 150 words at the beginning of the paper.
2. Short notes or papers
Papers of up to 1000 words in length will also be considered for publication. These papers also require a 150 word abstract.
3. Debating points
Submissions are sought from authors who wish to write thought-provoking pieces designed to inform and stimulate current debate.
4. Student submissions
Research findings from by postgraduate students are welcome as long as the content is relevant to the field of neuropsychology. Please follow the guidance provided for refereed papers when submitting contributions of this nature.
5. Practice Exchange
Papers from qualified or pre-qualification-level staff (i.e. assistant or trainee psychologists working in neuropsychological services) will be encouraged. Such contributions should outline the nature of the activity, and the issues raised, and any conclusions relevant to the clinical practice of neuropsychology. Research on the effectiveness of interventions, service evaluations or audit-based studies would be examples of practice-based activity that will be welcomed.
6. Book reviews
Book reviews of up to 1000 words are welcome, and contributors are encouraged to contact the editor about the book in question before preparing the article. Book reviewers should offer fair and valid criticisms and avoid being defamatory, and authors of reviewed books have the right of reply.
7. Test user experience reports
Test user experience reports (as distinct from formal reviews such as those published by the Psychological Testing Centre) are also welcomed and should also be restricted to a word count of 1,000. As with book reviews, test user experience reporters should offer fair and valid criticisms and avoid being defamatory, and test authors have the right of reply.
8. Conference and CPD event reviews
Conference reviews relevant to field of neuropsychology are welcomed. Please discuss such submissions with the Editor prior to submission. These should usually be approximately 600-1000 words in length and be informative regarding the main learning points taken home from the event. Please include the name, date, and location of the event in your review, and wherever possible include a small selection of accompanying photographs to be included alongside the text, with the photographer’s name and permission to use the image.
9. Feature: A day in the life…
We feature a regular article comprising of an interview and ‘Day in the Life’ of a professional neuropsychologist. This is to promote awareness of the profession and the range of possible careers within neuropsychology. If you are happy to be interviewed by one of our editorial team about your daily practice please get in touch with the editorial team.
The review process
All articles submitted will undergo initial editorial review to determine if the article is within The Neuropsychologist’s aims and scope, and that it is of adequate relevance, readability and interest. If an article is considered not to meet these standards, the corresponding author will be contacted and feedback will be provided. Articles meeting the initial suitability criteria will be double-blind peer reviewed by 1–2 independent reviewers. Reviewers are asked to comment on clarity, economy of expression, the article’s critical and analytical stance, and originality.
Articles that are research-oriented will be assessed by the usual criteria for academic rigour. This includes consideration of the study design, methodology, replicability, analysis, and conclusions. On receipt of these reviews, the Editor will decide whether or not to publish the article and detail any required revisions. Re-submissions will either be reviewed by the editor or original reviewer(s) on a case-by-case basis.
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