Article Submission Guidelines

The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) produces a quarterly periodical entitled Perspectives. The periodical is disseminated electronically to APPA’s membership of community corrections professionals and is the primary means by which the organization keeps its members apprised of the latest research, policy, training, and practice advancements in community supervision. Though APPA’s membership representation consists primarily of pretrial, probation, and parole departments in the United States, it also possesses a growing international presence.

APPA encourages submissions from authors that concern topics pertinent to its constituents. The following publication schedule and themes have been identified for the 2016 and 2017 issues of Perspectives. Each issue of Perspectives includes up to three featured articles. Manuscripts should be submitted to Please identify if the article submitted pertains to a specific theme.

Issue Deadlines
Theme Issue Author Submission Deadline
Peer Networks Fall 2016 July 1, 2016
Use of Risk and Need Assessment Tools Winter 2017 October 1, 2016
Staffing and Job Qualifications Spring 2017 January 1, 2017
Swift and Certain Approaches Summer 2017 April 1, 2017

For full consideration, manuscripts must be in English, submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format, no more than 12 pages in length (excluding title page, references, appendices, tables, images, charts, graphs, and diagrams), double-spaced, and preferably use 12-point Times New Roman or similar legible font (e.g., Calibri, Sans Serif). Tables, charts, graphs, and/or images should be provided at the end of the manuscript or as a separate attachment, clearly labeled, with placeholders within the text for where they would ideally be placed. Please include a title page with the title of the manuscript and full contact information for all authors, including a designation for the corresponding author.

In addition, authors should include a brief 150-word abstract and a list of at least three keywords. See the list of relevant keywords. Authors should also provide 100-word biographies with their manuscripts.

Beginning in 2016, Perspectives will formally conform to American Psychological Association (APA) style (6th edition), especially for in-text citations and references. For further guidance on APA visit Manuscripts that do not meet this standard will be returned to the author(s) for revision.

Manuscripts received will be reviewed by APPA’s editorial committee. Please note APPA reserves the right to make revisions and minor modifications to any contribution to meet the needs of the periodical.

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