PSYCHOLOGIA

An International Journal of Psychological Sciences

Instruction for Authors|Submissions

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Submission Guidelines

[Newly revised policy: published on January 26, 2021]

  1. Description of Psychologia
    In 1957, Dr. Koji Sato, the first Editor of this Journal, founded Psychologia Society and published the first issue. As a channel of communication and feedback from the East to the West, and as a forum for international discussions, Psychologia publishes original articles from all fields of psychology, including empirical research, reviews and discussions.
  2. Copyright
    The copyright for articles published in the journal is held by the Psychologia Society.
  3. Submission Guidelines
    1. Authors should kindly note that submission implies that the content has not been published.
    2. Full length articles should normally not exceed 40 double-spaced pages of
      main text. This does not include supplemental materials, which will not be printed on paper, but will appear only on the website. If excess pages are included in the main text, the journal charges 3000 Japanese yen for every page exceeding 40 pages.
    3. The Editorial Office of Psychologia will contact you regarding copyediting of your manuscript. Please note that copyeditors edit accepted articles so that they will be clear and accessible to all readers of Psychologia.
    4. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.
    5. All authors are charged an Open Access Charge of 70000 Japanese yen for to
      access to the online publication of their article. This charge covers everything containing a maximum of 40 double-spaced pages including tables and figures. Two print issues of the journal are also provided from the payment of this charge. Reprints are provided at cost price and they should be ordered in units of 50.
    6. All authors must follow the “Author Guidelines”.
    7. Once the submission materials have been prepared in accordance with the Author Guidelines, manuscripts should be submitted via Submission Form.
    8. At any time after publication, you may use the final published version of the article in a book you write or edit with bibliographic information without seeking permission.

 

Author Guidelines

  1. General Note
    1. Forms
      Authors must supply manuscript, containing all figures and tables. Typing should be double-spaced in English. Two tables or figures are counted as one page. Manuscripts should be generally organized as follows; ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, METHOD, RESULTS, DISCUSSION and REFERENCES.

      Please include an ethics statement in the Methods section of your manuscript and in the cover letter.
      For example, please describe whether your research was conducted with the review and approval (or exemption) from your institution’s IRB (Institutional Review Board for human subjects). Additional ethics considerations might include whether participants provided written informed consent, received debriefing, or received reimbursement for their time participating. If your institution does not have an IRB or if your study methods did not include human/animal data collection (e.g., conceptual review paper or meta-analysis), IRB or other ethics disclosures may not be required. However, reviewers may consider ethical issues in their review of your manuscript and may request additional information about how the authors took ethical guidelines into account while conducting the study.

      Each manuscript must include paragraphs that states each author’s contribution and conflict of interest, after the body of the main text and before the References.

    2. Length of Manuscript
      Full length articles should normally not exceed 40 double-spaced pages of main text, including abstract, references, figure captions, tables, and figures. If the main text includes excess pages, the journal charges 3000 Japanese yen printed page for every page exceeding 40 pages. Excess pages containing supplemental materials will be available only on the website and will not be printed on paper.
    3. Abstract and Key Words
      The first page should contain the article title, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of all the author(s) and a running title of not exceeding 40 letters. The second page should contain an abstract not exceeding 150 words and key words by 256 characters in length.
  2. Style of Manuscript
    Manuscripts published in Psychologia generally follow Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) using the 7th edition.

    1. Abbreviations
      In general, terms should not be abbreviated unless they are used repeatedly and the abbreviation is helpful to the reader. Initially, use the word in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses (e.g., short-term memory:STM). Thereafter use the abbreviation only.
    2. Italics
      The following should be in italics.
      (1)Characters representing numbers in formulas(i, j)
      (2)Characters for numbers and quantities(Amount of reward : R, Delay time : D, Reward value : V)
      (3)Letters used as statistical symbols or algebraic variables(SD, F, t, p, df, r)
      (4)Scientific name of genera, species, and varieties, a letter, word, or phrase cited as a linguistic example(Phaseolus vulgaris)
    3. Artwork Guidelines
      Illustrations, pictures and graphs, should be supplied in the highest quality and in an electronic format that helps us to publish your article in the best way possible. Please follow the guidelines below to enable us to prepare your artwork for the printed issue as well as the online version.

      1. Tables
        Tables should be typed on a separate page, numbered in sequence in Arabic numerals as Table 1, 2, and referred to in the text as Table 1, 2; avoid vertical lines. Supply a short descriptive title following the table number. Type table footnotes at the end of the table.
      2. Figures
        All illustrations are considered figures, and they must be supplied in finished form, usually larger than the final size of reproduction. Lettering should be large enough to be legible after reduction. Number figures in sequence in Arabic numerals as Fig. 1, 2, with descriptive legends for all figures on a separate sheet of paper, and refer to them in the text as Fig. 1, 2. Supply a short descriptive title following the figure number. Type figure footnotes at the end of the figure.
      3. Chart Position
        Please add a placeholder note in the running text (i.e., “[insert Figure 1.]”)
      4. Chart Citations
        The information that should appear in the Note below the table and figure must include the following: Reprinted from Title of Work, by Author. Retrieved from … Date of Copyright by Copyright Holder. Use the term “Adapted” instead of “Reprinted” if you have altered the table or figure.
      5. Citation from Other Source
        Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.
      6. Colour Figures
        The journal publishes figures in black-or-white. The journal also offers authors the option to publish their figures online in color without further costs. If authors prefer the print publication of figures to be in color, the author will be charged 2000 Japanese yen for each color figure.
  3. Citation
    Data must be cited in the same way as article, book, and web citations according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  4. References
    References should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

    1. General Note
      1. All references in the text must be cited by the authors’ names and the date in parentheses. The references at the end of the text should be listed in alphabetical order according to surnames of the authors. Two or more references to the same authors should be in chronological order, and a DOI should be provided for all references where available.
      2. Give the name of the publisher for books, reports, brochures, and other nonperiodical publications.
      3. Titles of periodicals and periodical volume numbers should be in italics.
      4. Check each reference carefully against the original publication to ensure information is accurate and complete. Accurately prepared references help establish your credibility as a careful researcher and writer.
    2. Layout
      1. Authors are named with their last name followed by their initials; publication year goes between parentheses, followed by a period. The title of the article is in sentence-case, meaning only the first word and proper nouns in the title are capitalized. The periodical title is run in title case, and is followed by the volume number which, with the title, is also italicized.
        If a work has been accepted for publication but is not yet published, use the term “in press” instead of a year.
    3. Description Example of Reference List
      1. Journal article:
        Beers, S. R., & De Bellis, M. D. (2002). Neuropsychological function in children with maltreatment-related posttraumatic stress disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 159(3), 483–486. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.159.3.483
        Russano, M. B., Meissner, C. A., Narchet, F. M., & Kassin, S. M. (2005). Investigating true and false confessions within a novel experimental paradigm. Psychological Science, 16(6), 481–486. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0956-7976.2005.01560.x
      2. Book:
        Stoneman, R. (2008). Alexander the Great: A life in legend. Yale University Press.
        McEwen, M., & Wills, E. M. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing (4th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
      3. Chapter in edited book:
        Mazziotta, J. C., Toga, A. W., & Friston, K. J. (2000). Experimental design and statistical issues. In J. C. Mazziotta & A. W. Toga (Eds.), Brain mapping: The disorders (pp. 33–58). Academic Press.
      4. Source with 21 or more authors:
        Kalnay, E., Kanamitsu, M., Kistler, R., Collins, W., Deaven, D., Gandin, L., Iredell, M., Saha, S., White, G., Woollen, J., Zhu, Y., Chelliah, M., Ebisuzaki, W., Higgins, W., Janowiak, J., Mo, K. C., Ropelewski, C., Wang, J., Leetmaa, A., . . . Joseph, D. (1996). The NCEP/NCAR 40-year reanalysis project. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 77(3), 437–472. https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0477(1996)077<0437:TNYRP>2.0.CO;2
      5. Online source:
        American Nurses Association. (2015). Academic progression to meet the needs of the registered nurse, the health care consumer, and the U.S. health care system [Position statement]. Retrieved from http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/Policy-Advocacy/Positions-and-Resolutions/ANAPositionStatements/Position-Statements-Alphabetically/Academic-Progression-to-Meet-Needs-of-RN.html
        Norton, R. (2006, November 4). How to train a cat to operate a light switch [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vja83KLQXZs

     

    On Submission to Publication

    1. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the Psychologia Society via our submission system.
      Psychologia Society
      Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University
    2. Authors are notified by e-mail that their manuscript either (a) has been accepted on initial editorial review or (b) has been declined.
    3. Please note that the official acceptance date will reflect the date the acceptance letter was sent to authors.
    4. Authors of accepted manuscripts must be prepared to provide production-quality figure files to editorial office staff.
    5. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.
    6. All authors are charged an Open Access Charge of 70000 Japanese yen for access to the online publication of their article. This charge covers everything containing a maximum of 40 double-spaced pages including tables and figures. Two print issues of the journal are also provided from the payment of this charge. Reprints are provided at cost price and they should be ordered in units of 50. Supplemental materials will not be printed on paper, but will appear only on the website. If excess pages are included in the main text, the journal charges 3000 Japanese yen for every page exceeding 40 pages.
      The author will have the option of paying with a credit card or bank transfer (wire transfer to the Bank account in Japan).
    7. Psychologia offers Advance online publication. Advance online publication allows final revision articles to be published online prior to their inclusion in a final journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between acceptance and publication. Psychologia also provides authors with online access to their final article.
    8. Contact
      Psychologia Society
      Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University

     

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