Manuscript Submission Instructions
The Journal of Scientific Psychology accepts submissions of four types of articles:
- Original empirical works
- Original theoretical works
- Comments on published works
- Book and movie reviews
Manuscripts should be prepared in APA format as per the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). All manuscripts must be double-spaced and must include figures and references (in proper APA format) on a separate page. Tables may be included in the text as is acceptable and appropriate for APA style. As this is an online publication, color is welcome and encouraged http://www.apa.org/journals/authors/manuscript_check.html.
All manuscripts should include a 150-word abstract on a separate page, along with five keywords to facilitate recognition by search engines. The manuscript itself may not exceed 50 double-spaced pages in length, including the cover page, abstract, references, tables, and figures.
All submissions must include a cover letter indicating that the manuscript is being submitted for consideration and that the ethical guidelines of the APA have been followed http://www.apa.org/ethics/. All contact and institutional information (i.e., name, institution, date of submission) must be included in the cover letter and all reference to the author's identity should be removed from the actual manuscript. Three reviewers, consisting of two professional reviewers and one student, will provide a masked review.
Authors are required to obtain and provide to the editor on final acceptance all necessary permissions to reproduce in electronic form any copyrighted work, including, for example, test materials (or portions thereof) and photographs of people.
Submit manuscripts electronically in Portable Document Format (.PDF), Rich Text Format (.rtf), or Microsoft Word Format (.doc) to the Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors should keep a copy of the manuscript to guard against loss. Authors will receive confirmation of acceptance for review with in seven business days of submission.
Note: APA policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications. This policy prohibits as well publication of any manuscript that has already been published in whole or substantial part elsewhere. Authors have an obligation to consult journal editors if there is any question concerning prior publication of part or all of their submitted manuscripts.