Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The article contains original empirical research.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The article is no longer than 6000 words (without abstract, including tables & references). The articles with multiple studies can be up to 8000 words long. Note that any Appendices are printed together with the main article and therefore they count against the limit of 6000 words, but Supplementary materials are published only online and have no word count limitation.
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- The name of the manuscript file does not contain the name of the author(s).
- Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
- The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- Please, ensure that you have included the blinded Title page containing the title, author’s e-mail and affiliation, and acknowledgment with your submission.
- Check that all co-authors are properly entered as contributors in the Metadata part of the submission.
The section is open to all authors. Submission to this section must be based on the original research and will be subject to peer review. Empirical articles are usually up to approximately 6000 words.
The section is open to all authors. We will review the Introduction and Method section of proposed studies (plus something like power analysis, if relevant). If these are accepted, then we promise to publish the results. The idea is to encourage risky but important studies (including replications) by removing the fear that a negative or ambiguous result will not be publishable. A registered report is not the same as pre-registration. When submitting a registered report, please also include a separate explanation of why you are doing the study and why you want acceptance in advance. Following initial (pre-study) acceptance, authors are typically required by the action editor to register the approved protocol (e.g., on the Open Science Framework or other recognized repository), either publicly or under private embargo until submission of the full manuscript with results. The full manuscript will then also contain the URL of the approved protocol.
The section is open to all authors. Submission are usually up to approximately 6000 words and will be subject to peer review. We publish replications, so long as they have a compelling rationale, e.g., the original results were surprising.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.