Where have all the psychologists’ voices gone in the APA Monitor?
(and the APA BOD apparently wants to remove the APA Presidential Candidate Statements from the APA Monitor as well… I mentioned that in my last blog post “The @APA Board has just given us one more reason to not trust @APA“)
The APA Monitor bills itself as a publication of the American Psychological Association. However, you’d be hard-pressed to find the voices of any APA member psychologists actually in the APA Monitor. If the Monitor is psychology’s flagship magazine shouldn’t there be more articles by psychologists?
If you skim through the July/August, 2017 issue of the APA Monitor on Psychology you’ll see that almost the only thing written by psychologists was the APA President-elect campaign statements. The “Judicial Notebook” had a psychologist co-author and of course there were the letters to the editor. There wasn’t even any columns from APA officials like there once was in the past– not even the APA President.
So I’ve of course written another letter to the editor. Here is the letter to the editor I just submitted to the editor of the APA Monitor for consideration:
Where have the psychologists’ voices gone in the Monitor?
When reading the APA Monitor on Psychology lately I’ve wondered “where have all the psychologists’ voices gone?” The APA President didn’t even have a column in the July/August issue and the APA presidential candidate statements were almost the only thing written by psychologists. The columns from other APA officials are no longer appearing regularly (which does not help with transparency at APA). Most of the articles are written and edited by non-psychologists. I would love to see more psychologists’ voices in psychology’s flagship magazine. This would include both a return of more columns from APA officials as well as a clear call for APA members to submit their own articles to the Monitor for consideration.