Thinking About Publishing Your Research? The Psi Beta Research Journal Introduces Members to the Publishing World

Heather Schoenherr, MS
Chair, Psi Beta Research Committee & Rocky Mt. Regional Vice-President

The Psi Beta Research Journal published its first volume in the Fall of 2021, and we are gearing up for our third volume. If you ever thought about publishing your research, look no further. We are seeking both empirical research and proposal briefs for our next volume.

What does this mean?

1. Polished manuscripts in which students have worked closely with a faculty member to ensure proper structure and accurate information.

2. No longer than 5 pages long (1.5 spaced, not including the title page, references, tables,  and figures).

3. If reporting on empirical research, IRB approval

What does the process look like?

  • We review all submissions to ensure they are a good fit and can be ready for publication within a few months.
  • We assign authors of accepted submissions to a student editor who will work closely with the author during the months of June through August to polish the paper to ensure the journal criteria are met.
  • The journal editor will provide the final edit before the article goes to publication that is due out in October.

Kylee Malouf, a student author, had this to say about the process:

The Research Bridge Program offered by the Social Sciences Department at the College of Western Idaho left me feeling more prepared than ever to face the final stages of publishing head on. After submitting my manuscript for review with the Psi Beta Research Journal, I was notified of acceptance and assigned a student editor to help polish my article for final publication. I could collaborate with my student editor confidently and professionally over several weeks. I would encourage anyone who has this opportunity to take it and know that you will be in great hands along the way! 

We look forward to seeing your work in the Psi Beta Research Journal!


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