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Open Psychology

Editor-in-Chief: Kiefer, Markus

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    The journal publishes original research in the broad areas of experimental and applied psychology, including cognitive, social, and developmental psychology, as well as health and clinical, educational, and occupational psychology. We encourage research that is at the intersection of psychology’s subdisciplines and offers integrative approach. We also recognise that valuable research may include replication studies and those which report negative results, thus we will also consider such submissions.

    The journal publishes:

    • ​Original research articles
    • Review articles
    • Integrative and traditional research
    • Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research
    • Studies using quantitative and qualitative methods
    • Replication studies and studies reporting negative results

    Upcoming Topical and Special Issues:

    Current Topical Issues:


    Why submit
    Authors of Open Psychology enjoy the following benefits:

    • no article submission and article processing charges (APCs) in 2019 and 2020
    • fast, comprehensive and transparent peer-review
    • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions
    • immediate publication upon completing the publishing process
    • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
    • extensive promotion and worldwide distribution of each published article
    • unrestricted access for all readers.


    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at http://www.editorialmanager.com/psych. In case of problems, please contact the Managing Editor Konrad.Sarzynski@degruyter.com.

    The manuscript should be in PDF or DOCX/DOC file format. We use APA 6th Edition formatting. All graphic files, tables and figures should be provided in at least 300 dpi resolution.

    Editorial Policy
    Each paper is checked against plagiarism and if it is within a scope of Open Psychology and meets minimum criteria of language and quality, is sent to at least two external reviewers. The journal uses a single-blind peer review system. 

    Similarity Check and Plagiarism Screening System
    All submitted manuscripts are checked in Crosscheck (initiative between iThenticate and CrossRef®). More on the anti-plagiarism policy of De Gruyter.
    Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approve the manuscript before its submission. Please note, that if submitted work is found elsewhere during plagiarism check, the editor can reject the work immediately.

    Conflict of interest: When authors submit a manuscript, they are responsible for recognizing and disclosing financial and/or other conflicts of interest that might bias their work and/or could inappropriately influence his/her judgment.

    Open Access License: Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.

    Authorship: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

    Peer Review process: Open Psychology use single-blind review system with at least two reviewers invited to each manuscript prior acceptance. The Editors reserve the right to decline the submitted manuscript without review, if the studies reported are not sufficiently novel or important to merit publication in the journal. Manuscripts deemed unsuitable (insufficient originality or of limited interest to the target audience) are returned to the author(s) without review. The final decision of acceptance is made by Managing Editor or, in case of conflict, by the Editor-in-Chief.

    Scientific Misconduct: This journal publishes only original manuscripts that are not also published or going to be published elsewhere. Multiple submissions/publications, or redundant publications (re-packaging in different words of data already published by the same authors) will be rejected. If they are detected only after publication, the journal reserves the right to publish a Retraction Note. In each particular case Editors will follow COPE's Core Practices and implement its advice.


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    Editorial Information

    Markus Kiefer, Ulm University, Germany

    Managing Editor
    Konrad Sarzyński, De Gruyter, Poland, konrad.sarzynski@degruyter.com

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Otto Adang, University of Groningen, Netherlands
    Georg W. Alpers, University of Mannheim, Germany
    Jeanette Altarriba, University at Albany, USA
    Trevor Archer,University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Martin Baumann, Ulm University, Germany
    Peter Bright, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
    Abraham P. Buunk, University of Groningen, Netherlands
    Cristina Cacciari, University of Modena-Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Claus-Christian Carbon, University of Bamberg, Germany
    Rolf van Dick, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
    Arie Dijkstra, University of Groningen, Netherlands
    Annemarie van Elburg, Utrecht University, Netherlands
    Edgar Erdfelder, University of Mannheim, Germany
    Julie Fitness, Macquarie University, Australia
    Arnd Florack, University of Vienna, Austria
    Ronald Hübner, Universität Konstanz, Germany
    Iris-Tatjana Kolassa, Ulm University, Germany
    Christian Korunka, University of Vienna, Austria
    David Lackland Sam, University of Bergen, Norway
    Anton-Rupert Laireiter, University of Vienna, Austria
    Giuliana Mazzoni, University of Hull, UK
    Sara Mondini, University of Padua, Italy
    Stefan Pollmann, Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
    Stefano Puglisi-Allegra, Sapienza Univeristà di Roma, Italy
    Ulf-Dietrich Reips, University of Konstanz, Germany
    Armin Zlomuzica, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

    Section Editors
    Cognitive Neuroscience
    Kira Bailey, Ohio Wesleyan University, USA
    Alex Clarke, University of Cambridge, UK

    Cognitive Psychology
    Thierry Baccino, University of Paris VIII, France
    Demis Basso, Free University of Bozen, Italy
    Annette Bohn, Aarhus University, Denmark
    Jens Bölte, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
    Paola Iannello, Università Cattolica del Scaro Cuore, Italy

    Comparative Psychology
    Wojciech Pisula, IP PAN, ICRAHB, Poland

    Developmental Psychology
    Giovanni Mento, University of Padova, Italy
    Oana Negru-Subtirica, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania
    Antonio Zuffiano, Liverpool Hope University, UK

    Educational Psychology
    Karina Karst, Mannheim University, Germany

    Mathematical Psychology and Psychometrics
    Pietro Cipresso, Catholic University of Milan, Italy

    Social Psychology
    Eric R. Igou, University of Limerick, Ireland
    Jan Häusser, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany
    Myrto Pantazi, University of Cambridge, UK

    Assistant Editors
    Deniz Aygun, University of Hull, UK
    Ilse Coolen, University of Hull, UK
    Vaitsa Giannouli, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
    Sylwia Macińska, University of Hull, UK
    Karis Vaughan, Cardiff University, UK

    Language Editors
    Karolina Gajowiec
    Karolina Koszałkowska

    Technical Editor
    Sabina Binek

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    Editorial Contact
    Konrad Sarzyński, openpsychology@degruyter.com

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