STUDIA

PSYCHOLOGICA


International Journal for Research and Theory in Psychological Sciences.


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Aim, scope, preferences

The international journal Studia Psychologica is published by the Institute of Experimental Psychology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, since 1956. Studia Psychologica is open-access journal since 2016.

The journal publishes original articles in the area of psychology of cognitive processes in personality and social context. The journal aims at providing contributions to the understanding of cognitive processes which are used in the everyday functioning of human beings. This includes studies on the acquisition and use of knowledge about the world by human beings, the nature of such knowledge, and the relationship between knowledge, behavior and personality conceived as an agent in his/her environment.

The journal features articles that present original empirical research, theory development, meta-analysis, and methodological advancements relevant to the substantive domains served by the journal. Topics covered by the journal include:

  • Perception
  • Cognition
  • Judgment
  • Attitudes
  • Cognitive aspect of motivation, choice, and performance
  • Personality variables of cognitive nature as cognitive styles, attachment, intelligence
  • Emotions in interaction with cognitive processes
  • Cognitive aspects of well-being, etc

We are interested in articles that investigate these topics as they pertain to individuals, dyads, groups, and other social collectives. Articles based on empirical results are expected. Occasionally editors may invite well-known authors to write authoritative review articles and theoretical treatments on selected themes in the journal's areas of interest.

Theoretically driven experimental reports, research articles and reviews of research which clearly relate empirical results to psychological theory in these areas are especially encouraged and welcomed. Research articles from applied cognitive psychology are accepted provided that they include an explicit link to cognitive theory and personality issues.

Guide for Authors

Submitted manuscripts must not have been previously published and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submissions are peer-reviewed.

The editors accept two main forms of manuscript submissions of empirical research:

1)

Articles of regular length should be no longer than 20 double-spaced pages (ca. 6000 words).

2)

Short articles not exceeding 7 double-spaced pages (ca. 2100 words) including abstract, tables and references. The standard of the short articles is required to be as high as those of the regular length.

In the cover letter authors are required to indicate the form of their article. In cases where the editors consider the submitted regular-length manuscript more eligible for the category of short articles, they may suggest to the author/s to make an appropriate adjustment. The article must not exceed the prescribed length, otherwise it will be returned immediately to the author. Articles longer than the required length will not be submitted into the editorial process.

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical behavior and is unacceptable.

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper.

The editors accept only contributions written in English.

Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Review APA's Checklist for Manuscript Submission before submitting your article.

Double-space all copy. Other formatting instructions, as well as instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, appear in the Manual. Submission items include cover letter, title page, blind manuscript (including a blind title page, abstract, manuscript text, references, and figure legends), tables, and figures. Revised manuscripts should also be accompanied by responses to reviewers' comments.

Title page.  In addition to an expressive title, the author (authors) should give their full names and affiliation with full address and e-mail. Title should be concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author names and affiliations: Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.

Manuscript. The manuscript file must include a blinded title page, containing only the manuscript title, abstract and keywords. Abstract and keywords: All manuscripts must include a concise and factual abstract (authors from the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic will send it in Slovak or Czech as well) and 3-5 keywords or brief phrases. The abstract must be a single paragraph that summarizes the main findings of the paper in fewer than 150 words.

Abbreviations: Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

Acknowledgements: For reasons of assisting with double-blind review, collate acknowledgements in a separate section on the title page beneath the author information. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

Tables, figures, diagrams, photos, drawings - all in black & white - as well as possible footnotes should be on separate pages; text should mention their placement, numbering and titling. They should follow APA format (6th Edition).

Citations in text and the reference list should conform to APA style (6th Edition). Each listed reference should be cited in the text, and each text citation should be listed in the References section. References in the list should be in alphabetical order.

Reference style:

Text: Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association. You are referred to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. Details concerning this referencing style can also be found at http://humanities.byu.edu/linguistics/Henrichsen/APA/APA01.html.

List: references should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication. Journal titles should be written out in full rather than abbreviated. Please note style of capitalization and punctuation for journal articles, books, and edited books in the examples below.

Examples:

Reference to a book. Kahneman, D. (1973). Attention and effort. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Reference to a journal. Bandura, A. (2012). On the functional properties of perceived self-efficacy revisited. Journal of Management, 38(1), 9-44.

Reference to a publication within a publication. McCrae, R. R., & Costa, P. T, Jr. (2008). The five-factor theory of personality. In O. P. John, R. W. Robins, & L. A. Pervin (Eds.), Handbook of personality: Theory and research (3rd ed., pp. 159–181). New York: Guilford.

Our online submission system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files. The system converts your article files to a single PDF file used in the peer-review process. Editable files (e.g., Word, LaTeX) are required to typeset your article for final publication. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, is sent by e-mail. To submit a manuscript, proceed to http://www.editorialmanager.com/studpsych and follow the instruction for registration, log-in and submission.
Authors of accepted papers must obtain and provide to the executive editor on final acceptance all necessary permissions to reproduce in print and electronic form any copyrighted work, including, for example, test materials (or portions thereof) and photographs of people.
Guidelines for reviewers

General aim for involving a reviewer in editorial process is to get thoughtful, fair, constructive, and informative critique of the submitted work and help the editors to make an informed decision on manuscript.

When reviewing submissions for our journal, please consider whether the paper fits with the scope of the journal. Does it represent an empirical investigation in the area of psychology of cognitive processes in personality and social context? (please refer to "Aim, scope, preferences" tab for detailed description)

In general, reviews typically are from 1–3 standard pages. Please, write your review in a narrative form and organize it in sections. If relevant, provide specific comments about:

  • overarching aims of the manuscript and its key points
  • the significance of the work and its relevance to journal scope
  • the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript
  • the ways to enhance the quality of the paper, with attention paid to conceptual underpinnings, methodological sophistication, data analytic approach, interpretation of the findings, implications
  • usefulness of tables and figures
  • overall clarity, lucidity, and coherence of the written presentation
  • appropriateness of the title, abstract, and length of the paper

To be ethical, please

  • avoid negative bias, including prejudice against a nationality (based on affiliation and/or language), a research topic, or negative results
  • declare any conflicting or competing interests, such as the same research topic/direct competition, a close personal relationship or collaboration with the authors, or recent co-authorship with the authors
  • avoid requesting citations of your own work for personal gain
  • avoid disparaging personal remarks
  • do not share the paper, do not quote, cite, or refer to it, do not use information from the manuscript to advance your own work or instruction unless you obtain specific permission for such use from the author.

At the end of the review, please state clearly whether the manuscript is fixable. If yes, please make sure, that you provided clear guidance and recommendations how the appropriate changes should be applied in the manuscript and. Please, advice your suggestion on manuscript to editor in review form on the scale (Accept, Minor Revisions, Major Revisions, Reject).

Editors are very grateful to the reviewers for their effort and time spent on evaluating manuscripts for Studia Psychologica. Without the knowledge of many researchers being specialist in the area of journal scope, journal could not fulfil its mission.

Editorial board

Chief Editor:

Peter HALAMA, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

Vice-Chief Editor:

Vladimíra ČAVOJOVÁ, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

Co-Editors:

Ivan BREZINA, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

Eva BALLOVÁ MIKUŠKOVÁ, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

Ivan SARMÁNY SCHULLER, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

Executive Editor:

Ida PROKOPČÁKOVÁ, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

International Editorial Board:

Adam BIELA, Catholic University, Lublin, Poland

Juan F. DÍAZ-MORALES, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Tamás MARTOS, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Miroslav SIROTA, University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom

Predrag TEOVANOVIĆ, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

Tomáš URBÁNEK, Institute of Psychology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

Frederic VALLEE-TOURANGEAU, Kingston University, London, United Kingdom

Michael VARNUM, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Editorial Assistant:

Nelly KOREC, Alamogordo

Founder - Honorary Editor:

Damián KOVÁČ, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

Subscriptions

Subscriptions & Pricing

In commercial and financial matters (subscriptions, claims payments, etc.) please contact:


Ida Prokopčáková

Institute of Experimental Psychology

Centre of Social and Psychological Sciences

Slovak Academy of Sciences

Dúbravská cesta 9

841 04 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

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Tel: (+421)(2)5477 5625 , FAX: (+421)(2)54775584

E-mail: studia.psychologica@savba.sk


News

  • October 2016 – Call for papers: Special issue Decision-making of professionals
  • July 2016 – Studia Psychologica starts using DOI (Digital Object Identifier) since Issue 3/2016
  • October 2015 – Studia Psychologica goes open-access. You can download all articles since 2004!
9.1months

From submission to Final Decision
Our editorial process is in average rather quick

81%

Rejection Rate

We aim for the best quality papers


Special issue call for papers from Decision-making of professionals

The special issue focuses on the decision making processes in professionals in various professions, where decision-making significantly interferes with the quality of their professional performance. We welcome articles that analyse decision-making in professionals at several levels, especially at the level of heuristic strategies used by professionals, as well as at the level of identifying key process aspects of decision-making in professionals. Also articles focusing on analysis of personality and social aspects that may potentially enter into decision-making process and are related to the dimension of normatively correct vs. incorrect decision-making are welcome. Special attention will be paid to articles describing intuitive and systematic decision-making strategies of professionals and their mutual comparison. From the methodological point of view, we welcome all empirical articles that combine laboratory work with field experiments based on naturalistic approach t decision-making, both complemented by questionnaires.

1The scope of this special issue is to shed new light on:
  • Identification of decision-making strategies in professionals (the most often used intuitive and systematic strategies in critical situations).
  • Identification of processual aspects of decision-making in professionals from the point of view of micro- and macro-cognitions in laboratory and natural conditions.
  • Identification of social, situational, and personality variables contributing to decision-making of professionals.
  • Exploring the domain-specific aspects of decision-making in professionals.
2Submission

Submissions to this journal are through the on-line submission system here: http://www.editorialmanager.com/studpsych

Please visit the author guidelines to read the full submission details for the Studia Psychologica journal at: http://www.studiapsychologica.com/index.php/guide-for-authors/

Please ensure you select this special issue from the relevant drop down menu on page 1 of the submission process.

3Schedule

First submission: October 30, 2016.

Planned publication: September 2017

4Special Issue Editors

Peter Halama, PhD.

Institute of Experimental Psychology – Centre for Social and Psychological Sciences,

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

peter.halama@savba.sk


Vladimíra Čavojová, PhD.

Institute of Experimental Psychology – Centre for Social and Psychological Sciences,

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

vladimira.cavojova@savba.sk


Published by
Institute of Experimental Psychology
Centre of Social and Psychological Sciences
Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

ISSN 0039-3320