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Writing for Perspectives

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. Each issue of Perspectives generally includes a combination of feature articles that relate to a theme, departmental articles, committee updates, and a book review. Manuscripts should be submitted to


Spring 2018
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Fall 2018
Winter 2019

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 and full contact information for all authors at the top of the first page of the article.

In addition, authors should include a list of at least three keywords. See the list of relevant topic 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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