A good friend of mine is a clinical psychologist. She has been in practice for more then 25 years and has provided psychological help to people for a variety of issues.
One of her specialities is ADHD. She has created what cognitive psychologists call a "process model" (ie flow chart model; see Cognitive Psychology by Goldstein for definition) for how ADHD could work as well as solutions for how to correct it based on her expect experience with her patients. She thus helps people successfully adapt to having the disorder by training them using her model.
All she has at the moment is a model, but she feels very confident publishing this model could help other since it has been successful in her clinical work.
She is capable of organizing these ideas into arguments suitable for academic discourse and likely could also find peers to help edit her work. But she must find a journal that would be interested in publishing her model.
I myself do not know much about publishing in psychology and am more familiar with biology and physics. However, from talking to my physicist friends, I have learned there are a lot of changes going on in how articles are published and correspondingly what opportunities are available. She has not considered publishing until recently (last few years) and is trying to get a better sense of what avenues would be appropriate / sensible.
What kind of journal might be suitable for my friend to attempt to submit to?
The main purpose of this question is to (1) get more information about trends in how publishing works in psychology journals and (2) to get information specifically about what cognitive psychology journals (specifically those who accept process models) look for in accepting papers. Obviously, it will vary a lot but I just want some starting food for thought. I am not primarily looking for advice but for general information. Any advice is welcome however. I just provided this note in an attempt to ensure it is on topic and not too broad so its useful for others too.