Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines for the Specialists

THE SPECIALIST  is published quarterly by the American Board of Professional Psychology.  Please submit your article to  
  • The theme and content of submitted articles should be consistent with ABPP interests and issues: specialization, credentialing, board certification, and the functional and foundational competencies.
  • Questions regarding suitability for the Specialist and other questions may be directed to the Editor, at
  • The BOT, Editor, or Communications Committee may initiate requests for submissions on particular themes and topics.
  • The BOT, Editor, or Communications Committee may solicit or invite contributions from individuals and organizations.
  • Unsolicited submissions will also be considered for publication, subject to the approval of the BOT, Editor, or Communications Committee.
  • The length requirements for submissions are as follows:
  • Board and Academy News – maximum of 800 words
  • Feature articles – maximum of 1000 words
  • Continuing education articles – maximum of 3000 words.
  • Submissions may be edited for length and clarity.
  • Submissions may be in any manuscript style appropriate to the content.  APA Publications Manual style need not be followed.
  • All submissions are subject to being linked to ABPP’s social media platforms.
  • Submissions should be made by e-mail attachment in Word to the Editor’s attention at  The submission attachment document itself should clearly identify the author(s).
  • All submissions will be subject to review and acceptance or rejection by the BOT, Editor, or Communications Committee.  Authors may be asked for revisions based on the review.