Writing for publication

This online course provides psychologists with a comprehensive guide to writing for publication in academic journals, professional magazines, reports and newsletters. On completing this course, participants will be able to respond confidently and effectively to the following questions:

  1. Why this paper?

  2. What is the paper about?

  3. Who are you writing for?

  4. Where is the best place to publish?

  5. How well are the key ideas explained?

These learning outcomes equip psychologists with professional writing tools for a range of audiences and purposes. As well as guiding participants through key elements of good writing, the course provides a comprehensive set of resources (grammar references, online lectures, author guidelines for high-impact journals, referencing conventions and recommended databases). Participants will have the opportunity to workshop their writing, and will continue to have access these resources beyond successful completion of this four-hour online course.

This course is open to all BPS, NZPsS, and APS members, students or affiliates, but is best suited to psychologists with both clinical and (some) research experience. The course provides mentoring in professional writing, to build confidence, to gain editorial insights, and to polish work for publication.

The course fee of $150 (+GST) provides certification of four hours of Continuing Professional Development. Course registration provides unlimited access for the calendar year. If you'd like to return for a refresher in future years, simply  email TALK Seminars and we will provide discounted access to updated content.