The Journal of European Psychology Students’ Bulletin is a supplement to JEPS that blogs about academic writing, scientific publishing, and essential research skills in the field of psychology. Commonly known as the JEPS Bulletin, it was created out of the realization that there is a lack of information and support available for psychology students in the acquisition of skills required for conducting and disseminating research. Furthermore, resources available on this matter can be quite scattered and less relevant to psychology students. Fortunately, whether it is through learning from the books or through personal experiences, most of us usually know a little about something. Thus, JEPS Bulletin aims to connect psychology students from all over Europe by providing a unique platform for learning and sharing of knowledge, and subsequently, serving as an indispensable companion for students in the process of conducting and reporting psychological research.
The JEPS Bulletin will elaborate on many different aspects of conducting and disseminating research, which spans from “how to generate a good research topic” to “how to publish your research”. First, we introduce you to our authors’ experiences; featuring students who have carried out psychology research, as well as those who have published their research in JEPS or elsewhere, so that they can share their endeavours with you. Having had a sneak peek into all those experiences, you will probably feel inspired to go for it yourself. We will then take you by the hand and guide you through the process of conducting your very own research. We aim to underpin all important points to help you decide your research focus, design, and methodology, and data analysis.
Once you have carried out your research, you may want to share what you have found with the rest of the world. At this point, we will show you the ins and outs, as well as the dos and don’ts of a high quality piece of research dissemination – orally, visually, and in particular, verbally. We will share opinions of experienced reviewers, who have gained valuable insights from reviewing tens or hundreds of manuscripts prior to publishing in peer-reviewed journals. We will also demonstrate to you a full-manuscript analysis of various scientific articles written by other students and analyzed by reviewers.
At the same time, to enhance our readers’ knowledge about scientific writing and publishing, we will also cover current major issues in the world of scientific publishing, one of which includes the Open Access movement. Furthermore, as a source of inspiration and encouragement, we will bring to you interviews with a number of interesting people who have great knowledge in the area of scientific research and publication.
We wish you all the best in your future endeavours of scientific research, writing and publishing. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the blog!