Contribute to The SES Indicator

We seek APA members and researchers — from all levels, fields and expertise in psychology — who are interested in serving as a guest editor for future issues

The guest editor sets the overall tone for the quarterly newsletter and will contribute the lead story for that edition. Contributions must be SES related current, emerging or cross-cutting content that highlights health, education and human welfare. 

The readership of the OSES office is broad and ranges across the entire spectrum of the psychology profession. Articles should be inclusive and accessible to readers who may not be specialists in the content area. Authors also have an option of publishing a two-part series model if it suits the styling of the author's content. All guest editors will receive an electronic version of their contribution.

Articles do not have to be original pieces. They can be condensed or redacted versions of a previously written report, analysis or article. Guest editors can write the lead article (in the range of 500-1500 words) or a supporting article (less than 600 words), on a topic of their choice related to the content theme.

We seek APA members and researchers — from all levels, fields and expertise in psychology — who are interested in serving as a guest editor for future issues. We accept guest editor contributions on a rolling basis. 

Serving as a guest editor is a genuinely excellent opportunity to expand and contribute to the growing psychological literature about the intersections of SES, poverty, health and human welfare!  If you wish to suggest future SES Indicator topics, learn more about this opportunity and/or serve as a guest editor, please send a detailed email with contact information to Ieshia Haynie.  

Since 2008, in an effort to fulfill the APA Task Force on Socioeconomic Status (SES) recommendation (PDF, 517KB) of promoting "scientific understanding of the roles of poverty and SES in health, education and human welfare", the Office on SES has published a quarterly electronic newsletter, The SES Indicator.
The SES Indicator discusses current themes and policy implications concerning socioeconomic status. It exists as a forum and mechanism to introduce and advance new ideas that coincide with the Office and Committee on SES' commitment to advance psychology's contributions to the understanding and remediation of disparities in health and human welfare. Past issues have discussed and analyzed educational achievement gaps among ethnic minority students, social determinants of mental health, impact of long-term unemployment on mental health and most recently, food insecurity and children's health with contributions from several psychologists and researchers in interdisciplinary fields. Past issues of The SES Indicator can be found in the newsletter's archive.