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Open Psychology

Editor In Chief: Markus Kiefer

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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

Why submit
Authors of Open Psychology enjoy the following benefits:

  • 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.

Publication fees
From January 1, 2020, articles accepted for publication in Open Psychology are subject to Article Processing Charges (APCs). The publication fee amounts to 1000 EUR. Authors who have no funding for the submitted research can request a waiver or a discount during the submission process.

For all papers submitted until June 30, 2020, we offer discount of 50% (APC 500 EUR) and for those submitted until December 30, 2020, discount of 25% (APC 750 EUR).
Read more about our pricing policy, available discounts and waiver policy.

Abstracting & Indexing

Open Psychology is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • Cabell's Whitelist
  • Chronos Hub
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
  • Dimensions
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • MyScienceWork
  • Naver Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • POL-index
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)
  • Yewno Discover

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.


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
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

Alice Chirico, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, Italy

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

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