APA's Science Directorate invites you to promote the valuable work of psychological scientists by writing newspaper op-ed pieces, which have been shown to influence the public's and policy-makers' understanding and appreciation for psychological science.
APA's Science Directorate and Office of Member and Public Communications will offer advice and assistance in developing your article for publication. Your op-ed can be about your own research and its implications, news topics of the day, or about psychological science and its applications in general. Your contribution can have a lasting effect--first, by being read by the public, then by being accessed in a data bank by journalists and other media specialists who look for ideas for feature articles and television programs.
Op-ed articles are generally 600 to 1,000 words.