Manuscripts should be sent to email@example.com.
All submissions are reviewed initially by the Editor, and only those that meet scientific and editorial standards will be sent to anonymous double-blind review by outside reviewers. The editorial board reserves the right to request the author(s) to introduce modifications before the publications. All approved papers will be published in open access on the Journal site: http://apsijournal.com/
The originals submitted for the publication in the periodical «Psychological journal» must meet the following requirements:
The standard length of the paper is from 9 pages not including references and summaries, in Times New Roman 12, 1,5 spaced, with 2,5 cm upper- lower- and left-margins, 1 cm for right margin. The manuscripts must be in at least Word 97. Decimal numbers should be separated by commas (e.g. 0,2) Font sizes for: formulas – 11, large index – 8, small index – 5, a large symbol – 14, a small symbol – 11. Illustrations (tables, figures, pictures) should be formatted in the MS Word, grouped as one object. Each illustration should be numbered and entitled (in italics) and placed in the corresponding part of the text.
3. Title – author’s identification
The first page must include the UDC code of the article on the top left corner of the page, author’s name and e-mail on the top right corner of the page. The title of the article should be written in bold Times New Roman, 12, centred.
4. Manuscript Requirements
According to the requirements set out in the Resolution of the Presidium of the HAC of Ukraine № 705/1 from 15.01.03 articles should comprise the following essential elements:
- problem definition and its relationship with important scientific and practical tasks;
- analysis of recent researches and publications;
- purpose of article (the main problems);
- methods and techniques;
- the main material study with full justification of scientific results;
- conclusions of the study and prospects for further research;
- references (according to the latest requirements);
- list of references in transliteration;
- initials and last name of the author, title of the article in English;
- summary in English (25 lines) and key words in English (8-10 words);
- information about the author in Ukrainian and English: surname, name and patronymic; degree, title, position, place of work, city, post-code, country, office phone number.
- abstract of the article in English.
5. Additionally each manuscript should include brief summaries in English following the article, accompanied by titles, 8-10 key words and author’s name and contact details in respective languages.
References should come after the text of the article. They should be written with a 14 point body and in alphabetic order.
Citation and internal text reference to the source should be carried out by APA style, for example (Smith, 2008); if the page of source is indicated, it is fed through the colon, for example (Smith, 2008: 125).
References design according to the APA Style.
Sample of the references
Shook, A., Goldrick, M., Engstler, C., & Marian, V. (2015). Bilinguals show weaker lexical access during spoken sentence comprehension. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 44(6), 789–802. doi: 10.1007/s10936-014-9322-6
Goldin-Meadow, S. (2003). The resilience of language. New York: Psychology Press.
Part of the book
Burke, D. M., MacKay, D. G., & James, L. E. (2000). Theoretical approaches to language and aging. In Timothy J. Perfect & Elizabeth A. Maylor (Eds.), Models of cognitive aging (pp. 204–246). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Proceedings of the conference
Pruden, S. M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Maguire, M. J., & Meyer, M. A. (2004). Foundations of verb learning: Infants categorize path and manner in motion events. In A. Brugos, L. Micciulla & C. E. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of the 28th annual Boston University conference on language development (pp. 461–472). Boston, MA: Cascadilla Press.
7. Reviewing procedure of the articles:
‘Psychological journal’ is a peer-reviewed collection of research papers.
Manuscripts are undergo a double-blind review procedure, where reviewers and authors do not know each other’s identity. After a preliminary internal review, articles are sent to external subject specialists. In case of lack of consensus between the two reviewers, editors summon a third reviewer.
Review forms filled in by reviewers are sent to the author of the article, who is expected to to introduce the reviewers’ suggested modifications and comment on the review in writing. If the author does not agree with some of the corrections, their justification is consulted with the reviewer who has proposed them. In justified cases a third reviewer could be asked for consultation.
Reviews have a written form, the originals are stored in the archives.
8. Ghost-writing and plagiarism policy
To counteract ‘ghost-writing’ and ‘guest authorship’, the authors are asked to:
– reveal their contribution to the article and the institutional affiliation of all authors who participate in the publication;
– indicate information about the sources found for submitted publication, contribution of scientific and research institution, or other institutions;
– sign a declaration of copyright which will be sent to those authors whose articles are accepted.
Any indication of plagiarism, or braking conditions of copyright, will be exposed by the editorial team to the institutions involved.
9. Publication fees.
Psychological journal charges a fee of 50 EUR at the time of manuscript submission to help to fund editorial, peer review administration and publication of articles. No other fees are included.
Psychological journal charges publication fees after article acceptance.