Greetings Fellow Graduate Students,

The co-editors of the Gallaudet Chronicles of Psychology would like to extend you all a warm welcome back to school. We have a few announcements to make regarding the Chronicles.

New Co-Editor

Allison Beckmann has joined the team, taking the place of Garry Wright.

Submissions Welcome

The Chronicles is starting the process of creating the 6th volume for the year of 2019. We would like YOU to join our publication as an author in this issue. If you are a graduate student with an original manuscript related to psychology, please consider its submission.

We are looking for article submissions that relate to a variety of topics in psychology, especially (but not limited to) issues in deafness or disability. If you are not sure whether your manuscript fits our criteria, please contact the editors.

Previous publications have included empirical research, literature reviews, theoretical papers, case studies, and reviews of professional issues of psychologists working with special populations.

Why Submit Your Manuscript?

So many benefits come from authorship in our journal!

You will be a published author (which goes on your CV!), and this is a minimally stressful way to become published for the first time. We aim to mimic professional, peer-reviewed journals, so you will learn about the paperwork involved in manuscript submission and gain experience in communicating with editors and masked peer reviewers to improve and polish your article.

Our process is author-friendly and seeks to encourage improvement in your work in as relaxed and helpful a manner as possible. The journal is here to facilitate your learning and to support your development as a professional in psychology.

In addition, your work will formally be available to other professionals and your peers but also freely available to the public via our website. Not only will your manuscript help educate and inform your peers on important issues, but becoming an author also gives our reviewers a chance to develop their skills.

Take this as another opportunity to be an active part of the academic psychology community here at Gallaudet and get involved in your own professional development!

Don’t miss out on the chance to be able to be a published author in just a few short months. Go through your papers and manuscripts to find something that meets (or can be edited to meet) our criteria. Send your article to us by March 10, 2019. We will send out periodic reminder emails about our submission deadline.

Be a Peer Reviewer

In addition to article submissions, we are announcing a call for peer reviewers with a variety of backgrounds and expertise in psychology, so that we can best match each manuscript with a suitable reviewer.

We take peer review very seriously at the Chronicles and are looking for those who can critically evaluate a manuscript while upholding the highest ethical standards. This is another professional experience that allows you to boost your CV and make yourself more competitive for applying for internship. It also is another low-stress opportunity to get an inside look at the publication process before you become involved with other professional publications.

Peer reviewers assist the editors with reviewing manuscripts for suitability for inclusion in our publication. The experience involves critically evaluating a de-identified manuscript and providing constructive, professionally written feedback for the author. In a way, you will also be published because, although we do not divulge who reviewed each author’s manuscript, we acknowledge you in our final published product by including your name in a list of our reviewers.

Let us know of your interest by Feb. 17, 2019, and please include your CV. We will send out periodic remainder emails about this opportunity, but please contact us as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Gregory Farber and Allison Beckmann
Student Editors-In-Chief

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