INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS

 

Since 2017, The Review of Psychology has been published in two language versions: Polish and English. Authors of papers written in English are, therefore, encouraged to submit their manuscripts for consideration.

 

Manuscripts are submitted in Polish or English. After an article, written in one of these languages, has been reviewed, revised, and accepted for publication, the author is asked to provide a translation of their manuscript into the other language.

 

Types of articles published in the The Review of Psychology:

 

  • research articles (not longer than 40,000 characters with spaces, including tables, graphs, the abstract, and the reference list),
  • research reports (the length of the manuscript, including tables, charts, the abstract, and the reference list should be between 20,000 and 22,000 keystrokes),
  • reports and reviews (the text should be no longer than 10,000 characters with spaces).

 

Rules for preparing the manuscripts for publication:

 

  1. One electronic copy (on a CD) and one hard copy (a printout from the CD) of the final draft of the manuscript, kept within the specified length limit, should be sent to the Editors of the Review of Psychology.

    The author is asked to attach to the manuscript an Authorship Statement, available for download: 
    files/714/author_statement_the review of psychology_en-1.doc

  2. The electronic copy of the manuscript can be prepared in any version of Microsoft Word (the standard character encoding for the Polish diacritics is Latin 2) or Word Perfect.

  3. A Manuscript submitted for printing should meet the editorial standards of the American Psychological Association. Section and subsection headings should be clearly separated, but not numbered (section headings should be centred and written in upper case letters, subsection headings should be underlined). The INTRODUCTION to an empirical article should best end with a summary of the hypotheses. An empirical article should contain a METHOD(S) section with the following sub-parts (if an experimental study is being reported): Participants and Procedure, Design (state what independent variables were manipulated and what dependent variables were measured); if the article reports a correlation study, the following subsections should be used: Participants and Procedure, Variables (or: Materials). The METHOD(S) section should be followed by RESULTS AND DISCUSSION (or two separate sections RESULTS plus DISCUSSION). The results should be presented in the order in which the hypotheses have been formulated.

    Avoid formulating null hypotheses (statements of no difference), because they are untestable and, in principle, uninterpretable (except when the prediction of no difference in one set of conditions is accompanied by a prediction of difference in other conditions of the same study).

  4. The entire document should be double spaced (including section/subsection headings). Care should be taken not to break words at line-endings or overuse spaces – any two words should always be separated by one space only. Please, use advanced commands, and not the space bar, to format your text (e.g., indent paragraphs using the Tab key, centre the title using layout tools, etc.).

  5. Please, place an unnumbered footnote at the bottom of the title page of the manuscript containing your address for correspondence, or information about sources of funding, or acknowledgements, etc.

  6. The Abstract and the Keywords should also appear on the first page of the article or research report. The Abstract should be short – no longer than1500 keystrokes – and present the main results obtained in the study (in the case of an empirical article) or the main theses formulated by the author (in the case of a theoretical or a review article).

  7. Figures, graphs and tables should be captioned (up to 20 words), numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals, and placed at the end of the text. If a figure/table contains abbreviations or acronyms, a note/ footnote should be placed under the figure/table giving the expansion of the abbreviated term. All figures and tables should also be submitted in digital format. Drawings and graphs can be prepared using any program from the following packages: Microsoft Office, Word Perfect Presentation, Corel Draw, Statistica, or SPSS for Windows. All graphics should be submitted in the final form in which they are intended to appear in print. For graphs made using graphics software rather than a spreadsheet, please, attach the source data. Figures and graphs must be submitted as separate files on a CD. Please, indicate in the text where exactly you want them to be inserted. Do not use dark colours because they may be indecipherable when printed. We do not accept colourful graphics.

  8. Statistics should always be reported with degrees of freedom in parentheses; symbols of statistics (except those marked with Greek letters) should be italicised, e.g.
    this difference turned out to be significant, χ2(1) = 30.28; p <.001; this interaction proved significant, F(2,96) = 4.28; p <.05; the results showed there was a correlation between the variables, r(199) = 0.83; p <.001; this difference was on the border of statistical significance, t(29) = 1.49; p<.10 (one-sided test).

    Please, check the correct use of spaces (spacing should be used as in the examples above). Make sure that p is always followed by the less-than sign (or the equals sign, p = .023). APA style requires that the leading 0 (the zero before the decimal point, e.g. –.34) be omitted for values that can never exceed 1.0. Also, the notation with zeros only is incorrect, e.g., p<.000). Please, note that unlike Polish and some other languages, English uses a decimal point to separate the integer part from the fractional part of a number written in decimal form: 0.01 and not 0,01. Results with a p-value greater than 0.05 should be ignored. In exceptional cases (especially when the sample size is small), when p>.10, one can speak of a marginally significant relationship or a trend. With the exception of the p-value, all statistics (means, correlations, tests) should be reported to two decimal places.

  9. In-text citations should include the author's surname (without the first name or name initials) and the year of publication, as in the examples:

[...] this problem is discussed by Maruszewski and Ścigała (1995).

or

[...] which was already emphasized by classic theories of thinking (Bruner, Goodnow, & Austin, 1956; Adams & Warren, 1934; Kernis et al., 1993).

 

Your reference list (labelled References) should be placed at the end of the article. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work. The References should contain all (and only) the sources cited in the text. Please, double-check your reference list is complete.

 

An entry for a journal article should contain the following information, in this order: author's surname, initials of first name (and middle name), year of publication, title of the article in sentence-case (only the first word and proper nouns in the title are capitalized), title of journal (in title case and italics), volume number (italicized), and article pages (use an en-dash and not a hyphen when referring to a page range). For example:

 

Jakubowska, U., & Kaniasty, K. (2014). Psychospołeczne predyktory legalnej aktywności politycznej Polaków. Przegląd Psychologiczny, 57, 87–105.

 

Różycka-Tran, J., Boski, P., & Wojciszke, B. (2015). Belief in a Zero-Sum Game as a social axiom: A 37-nation study. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46, 525–548.

 

When referring to a chapter in an edited book, list the following: author's surname, initials of first name (and middle name), year of publication, title of the chapter, editor's surname and initial of the first name (and middle name), title of the edited book (in italics), chapter pages, place of publication and publisher. For example:

 

Strelau, J. (2009). Miejsce lęku i zbliżonych konstruktów w badaniach nad temperamentem. In: M. Fajkowska & B. Szymura (Eds.), Lęk: geneza – mechanizmy – funkcje (pp. 211–230). Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar.

 

Sternberg, R. (2012). The Triarchic Theory of Successful Intelligence. In: D. P. Flanagan & P. L. Harrison (Eds.), Contemporary Intellectual Assessment: Theories, Tests, and Issues (pp. 156–177). New York: Guilford Press. 

 

An entry for a book should contain the author's surname, initials of first name (and middle name), year of publication, title of the book (italicised), place of publication and publisher. For example:

 

Łubianka, B., & Sękowski, A. E. (2016). Świat wartości uczniów zdolnych. Lublin: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL.

 

Kahneman, D. (2013). Thinking, Fast and Slow. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

 

Please make sure the information in your reference entries is given in the right order and is complete. Double-check the use of spaces and punctuation (points, commas, and colons) and uppercase and lowercase letters. Failure to comply with these recommendations will either prolong the publishing process or result in the rejection of an article even if it has received a positive response from reviewers.

 

The editors reserve the right to make minor stylistic adjustments to the text of the manuscript.

 

Please, return the revised copy of your manuscript in a timely manner along with a confirmation that a revision has been made. Authors will be liable to pay for any alterations they make in the manuscript once it has been typeset, if these changes increase the cost of typesetting by more than 3%.

 

In accordance with the joint resolution of the editors of Polish psychological journals, we kindly ask the Authors to make sure their texts cite relevant articles by Polish authors, published both in Polish and foreign magazines.

 

To ensure the highest level of scientific reliability of the journal, the Editorial Office of the Review of Psychology has put in place appropriate procedures to counteract ghostwriting and guest authorship. These procedures are described on the journal's website in the tab: A ghostwriting firewall in the editorial policy of the Review of Psychology .

 

Autor: Barbara Cichy-Jasiocha
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 14.05.2018, godz. 15:22 - Barbara Cichy-Jasiocha