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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
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.
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.
Emotions 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
Publisher DE GRUYTER Poland Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str. 01-811 Warsaw, Poland T: +48 22 701 50 15