Psynopsis is Canada’s Psychology Magazine. Each of its quarterly issues focuses on a particular area of psychological research and/or practice with relevance, not only to the discipline and profession, but also to the range of stakeholders who may rely on or benefit from the work of Canada’s psychologists. Psynopsis accepts submissions of 400-900 words relevant to the theme or appropriate for one of our regular columns (i.e. Psychology in the Spotlight, Have Your Say, Campus Profile, etc.). Please see our editorial guidelines for further information.

In an effort to publish a breadth of articles and avoid duplication of topic area, before making your submission, please contact Managing Editor, Carly Brockington at to discuss the content of your intended submission.

A note to our authors: We want to thank you for your flexibility about the recent changes in publication dates and topics. While many of you had not yet written your pieces, some had and were understandably inconvenienced. We live in challenging times and we all want to do our best to lend psychology to the problems societies face. We felt that the change in the Psynopsis schedule was important for psychology to weigh in on time sensitive topics. We apologize that it may have also caused some inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. 

Article Submission Deadlines:

Issue Theme Submission Deadline
Issue 3, Vol.43 Education, Schools, and Schooling: Looking to the Future
Psynopsis is calling for articles highlighting contemporary issues, innovations, and practices in education, schools, and schooling. Given that education is life long and schooling may occur in both traditional and not traditional school settings practices may reflect a wide array of ages from the early years into adulthood that address the learning needs of our diverse Canadian context. Articles should describe research, service initiative, and/or other educational strategies, successes, and lessons learned.
April 6, 2021
Issue 4, Vol.43 Public Policy
Psychology is the study, practice and science of how people think, feel and behave. Be it human rights, health care innovation, access to mental health care, climate change, or medical assistance in dying, how people think, feel and behave is directly relevant to almost any issue, policy, funding decision, or regulation facing individuals, families, workplaces and society. In this issue we invite researchers, educators, consultants and practitioners of psychology, as well as organizations of psychology, to submit articles that describe how the science and practice of psychology impacts legislation, regulation or policy at an institutional (e.g. school, hospital, university, corporation), municipal, provincial/territorial, or national level. You can describe an impact already achieved or a policy gap that you think psychology can fill.
July 6, 2021
Issue 1, Vol.44 TBA October 1, 2021
Issue 2, Vol.44 TBA January 20, 2022

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Fall 2013 (PDF & References) – Vol. 35, No. 4
Summer 2013 (PDF & References) – Vol. 35, No. 3
Spring 2013 (PDF & References) – Vol. 35, No. 2
Winter 2013 (PDF & References) – Vol. 35, No. 1


Fall 2012 (PDF & References) – Vol. 34, No. 4
Summer 2012 (PDF) – Vol. 34, No. 3
Spring 2012 (PDF) – Vol. 34, No. 2
Winter 2012 (PDF) – Vol. 34, No. 1


Fall 2011 (PDF) – Vol. 33, No. 4
Summer 2011 (PDF) – Vol. 33, No. 3
Spring 2011 (PDF) – Vol. 33, No. 2
Winter 2011 (PDF) – Vol. 33, No. 1


Fall 2010 (PDF) – Vol. 32, No. 4
Summer 2010 (PDF) – Vol. 32, No. 3
Spring 2010 (PDF) – Vol. 32, No. 2
Winter 2010 (PDF) – Vol. 32, No. 1


Fall 2009 (PDF) – Vol. 31, No. 4
Summer 2009 (PDF) – Vol. 31, No. 3
Spring 2009 (PDF) – Vol. 31, No. 2
Winter 2009 (PDF) – Vol. 31, No. 1


Fall 2008 (PDF) – Vol. 30, No. 4
Summer 2008 (PDF) – Vol. 30, No. 3
Spring 2008 (PDF) – Vol. 30, No. 2
Winter 2008 (PDF) – Vol. 30, No. 1