Psychreg Journal of Psychology (PJP) welcomes submissions from all researchers in psychology and allied fields, and particularly encourages submissions from postgraduate researchers. PJP is published in June and December, but will continuously accept submissions throughout the year.
Submissions may present new research, critical theory, or best practice and could highlight practical lessons learned from experience in different settings, or countries.
Submission should include an abstract of no more than 250 words.
Like most journals, PJP has a policy of double-blind peer review, whereby the reviewers do not know the authors, and the authors do not know the reviewers.
- Research articles – These are double-blind, peer-reviewed articles that make a scholarly contribution to the field of psychology. Research articles are 6,000–8,000 words in length, excluding references.
- Book reviews – PJP’s main issues feature at least one book review of a recent (less than three years old) publication focusing on themes relevant to psychology, mental health and well-being.
- Interviews – These are featured conversations between leading specialists on the field.
- Commentaries – The editorial board may commission a commentary from a specialist who can provide timely analysis on topics relevant to contemporary scholarship.
- Perspective pieces – These could present a new and unique viewpoint on existing problems, fundamental concepts, or prevalent notions on a specific topic in any areas of psychology. It may also propose and support a new hypothesis, or discuss the implications of a newly implemented innovation.
Spelling and style
All submissions should follow the APA Style Guide and use British English spelling. Please use standard British English spelling of words such as ‘centre’ or ‘behaviour’. Where British English has alternative spellings of words such as ‘recognize’/‘recognise’, please use the ‘s’ form, e.g., ‘recognise’.
Although we generally use British English, we prefer to use the following spellings:
- aetiology not etiology
- amid not amidst
- among not amongst
- enrol not enroll
- fetus not foetus
- focused/focusing not focussed/focussing
- fulfil not fulfill
- preventive not preventative
- well-being not wellbeing
- while not whilst
- World Health Organization not World Health Organisation
In British English, quotation marks are called inverted commas, and the single ones are used more frequently than the double for direct speech. In British English, the usual style is to use single quotation marks, while any associated punctuation is placed outside the closing quotation mark. Refer to examples from the Oxford Dictionaries. Use single quotation marks for direct speech and double quotation marks to enclose quoted material within.
Authors are not required to pay any fees for publishing their work in this academic journal. Email your submissions to the Editor-in-Chief: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read PJP’s publication ethics and malpractice statement here.