Article submissions to New Therapist
Submissions for inclusion in New Therapist are welcomed. Please bear in mind that this is not a journal and the editorial board will not expect submissions to adhere to the stylistic guidelines which pertain to publication of academic works in journals. Should you wish to inquire about making a submission, please e-mail a brief (five sentences) summary of the article and we will write back with ideas on where and how we might incorporate it into the editorial calendar.
New Therapist aims to provide information to working therapists which is:
1. Up-to-date - The therapy world is being pulled in different directions by a range of different schools of thought. We don't take a position on the merits on any of them. But we do try to reflect what's happening in the changing world of therapy in a way that will be accessible and inviting to readers who value staying up to speed with what's happening. We try to keep abreast of the most current thinkers, thoughts and trends, not because we believe newer is necessarily better, but because newer things tend to shape the way we work more readily than those things that have been around for a few decades.
2. Authoritative: That doesn't mean you have to be an authority. But it does mean that the article you submit must be more than just a list of references. We would like the article to reflect the most current thinking in that field and quote, or at least make distinct reference to, the leading thinkers in that area.
3. Inviting: New Therapist marks a break from the dry academic publishing tradition which has served this industry. Our readers value the chance to get the most current and industry-changing information in a format that is enjoyable to read. If your submission requires the use of stimulants to read, we think that will be the case for the average reader. That said, we are more than happy to assist writers to rearrange their material in a way that invites readers in and keeps them there a lot longer than they initially intended staying. So, if you think your writing style is a side-effect-free substitute for a sedative, we'd be glad to help you change that for your New Therapist submission.
4. Topical to the world of therapy: Around 90% of New Therapist's readers are active, working therapists, with a training in psychology, social work, psychiatry or counselling of one brand or another. That means the articles have to be aimed directly at them and what they need to know to enhance their work on a daily basis. For example, interesting findings about the value of music in stimulating retail spending habits are interesting, but probably not essential to more than a couple of our readers. If you are a therapist, the best guide to what is going to be well received by New Therapist's readers is probably what you would most like to see in the magazine.
5. More than just a piece of research: The journals will do the research coverage better than we can. We are more interested in how the bigger picture fits together, how various research findings and ideas come together to give a more three-dimensional picture of what is happening on the therapy front. We publish research findings but they seldom occupy more than a few paragraph inches unless they are particularly germane to therapeutic work.
Schedule of contents
A schedule of contents for forthcoming editions is available for contributors.
Should your contribution be accepted for publication, you may be required to discuss its layout, illustration and other details with the editor prior to publication.
New Therapist reserves the right to edit or exclude any submission for the purpose of maintaining the quality of the publication. Names and identifying information of all individuals mentioned in case material should be changed to protect their identities. The views expressed in New Therapist do not necessarily represent those of New Therapist, its publishers or distributors.
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