Our aim is to make Psychreg a useful resource for people who share our interests. That’s why our articles are written by a diverse group of writers: some by researchers; some by those with personal experience of mental health conditions; and some by our correspondents.
We look for lively essays on any topic in psychology, mental health, and wellness. This could be either research-based or something based on your experience.
You don’t have to be a psychologist or a mental health professional to write an article for us. Think of Psychreg as digital library within our niche. That’s why we publish all sorts of pieces.
We foster freedom of expression
As a non-partisan publication, we publish differing views. For instance, we published an article advocating for feminism in academia, but we also published an article saying that there’s too much liberalism among universities.
We also published an article exploring whether obesity should be seen as a form of addiction; while we also published another article which argues that fat acceptance movement does more harm than good.
More importantly, mental health stories can show that people with mental health issues are cared about – that’s why we regularly publish them.
So what’s an ideal article?
We want our articles to be readable. We’re looking for something similar to the one written by Professor Victoria Tischler (Feeling Anxious or Depressed? Go to an Art Exhibition). It’s both informative and research-based but is written in a conversational and engaging style.
We also like to publish thoughtful essays, like the one written by Dr Charleen Adams (Shutting Out Dissent: Cambridge Divinity’s Rejection of Jordan Peterson).
Psychreg is known for being an easily digestible read, so articles will need to be around 500–1,000 words. But we’re not too fixated on this; on certain occasions, we’ll publish ‘long reads’ such as the one by Dr Christopher Bagley (It’s the Era of Psychiatric Diagnosis – We Need to Change the Questions We’re Asking).
For more inspiration, see our latest articles.
We prefer a conversational tone
Writing for a general audience differs from academic writing. And Psychreg is a website for the general public, so we like our articles written the way average people talk: one that is infused with personality, rather than being dry and formulaic.
We generally use UK spelling (check Lexico for guidance), but we’re not too fixated on this. In particular, we prefer to use the following:
- aetiology, not etiology
- amid, not amidst
- among, not amongst
- enrol, not enroll
- fetus, not foetus
- focused/focusing, not focussed/focussing
- fulfil, not fulfill
- learned, not learnt – and similar words
- preventive, not preventative
- well-being, not wellbeing
- while, not whilst
Also, whenever possible, avoid using ‘e.g.’ and ‘i.e.’
You don’t need to include APA citations in brackets. We also don’t like footnotes. Simply include the link of your source. Please insert your references as hyperlinks; here’s how to do it.
What’s in it for you?
Psychreg can provide additional exposure to you and your work. We receive around 300,000 views in a good month, and we’ve won awards for what we do. We also perform well on search results.
When you’ve already written at least three articles for us, we will create a stand-alone profile for you as one of our contributors.
Who owns the copyright?
We won’t claim ownership of your piece; you own the copyright. But if you choose to republish your piece on another publication, we politely request that you mention that it was first published on Psychreg, and that you link back to the original piece.
Just like any other publisher, we reserve the right to edit the content that we publish, according to our own editorial judgement. So there might be some changes to your submission.
It’s nice to know who you are, so include a personal bio of about 100 words.
You should paste your article into the body of the email rather than sending it as an attachment. Don’t worry about the image as we will choose it for you.
Where to send your article
Please send your article to firstname.lastname@example.org
We aim to get back to you within five days, but sometimes it can take a week. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a reply to every email. If the submission is urgent or timely, please make that clear.
If you don’t hear back from us, please consider another outlet for publication. At any rate, thank you for thinking of Psychreg, and we wish you luck in finding a home for your ideas.