Editorial Policy and Standards

We want our editorial standards to be transparent and straightforward both for our readers and for our contributors. To that end, here’s an overview of our editorial process.

Editorial Guidelines

At Simply Psychology, our editorial standards ensure all content is of the highest quality and trustworthiness. Our editorial team works hard to ensure all articles meet our rigorous editorial standards of clarity, accuracy, quality sourcing, originality, and helpfulness.

Our editorial staff carefully reviews and approves every article published on our site. Each article is fact-checked, and writers must provide reputable sources for all statements and claims, such as peer-reviewed academic journals, government organizations, and medical associations.

Each article features a byline with the name, a brief description, and a link to more information about the contributors. The date listed indicates when the article was last updated.


Our team of qualified and experienced fact-checkers and reviewers is essential to our commitment to content integrity.

Every article is rigorously reviewed and edited to make sure it meets the standards of transparency and accountability that are expected of trustworthy information. This ensures information is accurate, up-to-date, and of the highest quality.

We only publish mental health content that has been verified by medical professionals and is supported by up-to-date research and current treatment guidelines.

However, mental health content is intended to be informative and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult with a qualified healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding a medical condition.


At Simply Psychology, we strive to keep articles comprehensive and up-to-date. Our editorial team routinely evaluates existing content to flag any articles that contain outdated or inaccurate information.

Articles are routinely assessed to ensure that they include the latest and most accurate information and facts, current statistics, and answer any new questions a reader may have.

Additionally, we strive to make it easy for our readers to bring any errors to our attention. We adhere to the Society for Professional Journalists’ foundations of ethical journalism and are committed to accuracy, fairness, minimizing harm, acting independently, and being accountable and transparent.

We invite reader feedback on our content and take immediate action to address any potential issues.

If you notice something in one of our articles that needs to be corrected, please let us know by emailing editorial@simplypsychology.org.

Our Editorial team will research the feedback and make any necessary revisions.