Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied®

Editor: Neil Brewer
ISSN: 1076-898X
eISSN: 1939-2192
Published: quarterly, beginning in March
ISI Impact Factor: 2.426
Psychology - Applied : 12 of 75
Description

The Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied® publishes original empirical investigations in experimental psychology that bridge practical problems and psychological theory.

Review articles may be considered for publication if they contribute significantly to important topics within applied experimental psychology, but the primary focus is on original experimental investigations conducted in laboratory or field settings.

While articles on applied questions in perception, memory, decision making, learning, attention, and human performance have traditionally been more prevalent, research from any area of applied experimental psychology is very much welcomed and may include investigations from fields as diverse as abnormal, cognitive, developmental, educational, forensic, health, human factors, social, organizational or sport psychology.

Articles may range from reports of multiple experiments to briefer reports of single studies, but should report decisive results and offer theoretical and applied insights.

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied® is a registered trademark of American Psychological Association
Editorial Board

Editor

Neil Brewer
Flinders University, Australia

Associate Editors

Mary Hegarty
University of California, Santa Barbara

Jason McCarley
Flinders University, Australia

Tim Perfect
University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

Editorial Board

Walter R. Boot
Florida State University

Dermot M. Bowler
City University London, United Kingdom

Wändi Bruine de Bruin
University of Leeds, United Kingdom, and Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Jason C. K. Chan
Iowa State University

Steve Charman
Florida International University

Sanford E. DeVoe
University of Toronto, Canada

Ayelet Fishbach
University of Chicago

Gail Goodman
University of California, Davis

Rob Gray
University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Lorraine Hope
University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Russell E. Johnson
Michigan State University

*Sean Lane
Louisiana State University

Shayne Loft
University of Western Australia, Australia

Tamaryn Menneer
University of Southampton

Joseph Mikels
DePaul University

Dan Morrow
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Michelle Moulds
University of New South Wales, Australia

Stephen J. Payne
University of Bath, United Kingdom

Ellen Peters
The Ohio State University

Jodie Plumert
University of Iowa

Katherine Rawson
Kent State University

Matthew Rhodes
Colorado State University

Aimee Drolet Rossi
University of California, Los Angeles

Penelope Sanderson
The University of Queensland, Australia

Priti Shah
University of Michigan

Suzanne Shu
University of California, Los Angeles

Madelijn Strick
Utrecht University, The Netherlands

James Szalma
University of Central Florida

Gary L. Wells
Iowa State University

Michael Wenzel
Flinders University, Australia

*Serves as Action Editor for manuscripts submitted by Editor and Associate Editors

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Instructions to Authors

Prior to submission, please carefully read and follow the submission guidelines detailed below. Manuscripts that do not conform to the submission guidelines may be returned without review.

Submission

All manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the Manuscript Submission Portal.

Manuscript Submission Portal Entrance

Authors must obtain a user ID and password upon the first submission. Instructions and support for the submission process are available on the site.

All parts of the manuscript must be available in an electronic format (generic rich text format or Microsoft Word; PDF files are not permitted).

Authors with questions concerning manuscript submission should address these directly to the Editorial Office.

Content

The Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied® publishes original empirical investigations in experimental psychology that bridge practical problems and psychological theory.

Review articles may be considered for publication if they contribute significantly to important topics within applied experimental psychology, but the primary focus is on original experimental investigations conducted in laboratory or field settings.

While articles on applied questions in perception, memory, decision making, learning, attention, and human performance have traditionally been more prevalent, research from any area of applied experimental psychology is very much welcomed and may include investigations from fields as diverse as abnormal, cognitive, consumer, developmental, educational, forensic, health, human factors, social, organizational or sport psychology.

Articles may range from reports of multiple experiments to briefer reports of single studies, but should report decisive results and offer theoretical and applied insights.

For further information on content, contact the Editor Neil Brewer.

Submissions of Manuscripts that Overlap With Proceedings Papers or Other Types of Prior Reporting

Researchers in some applied experimental fields present their research at conferences that are accompanied by full proceedings or perhaps result in technical reports. Is it appropriate to submit data or text material that have been published previously in one of these outlets to JEP: Applied for consideration?

Generally there is no concern if the paper has only been published in abstracted form or in a publication with limited circulation or availability (e.g., a laboratory report). However, if the publication was publicly available (e.g., conference proceedings or book chapters) then concerns about duplicate publication arise (APA, 2010, pp. 13–15).

The policy of APA is that duplicate publication should be avoided. If this is potentially an issue the author should carefully read the above section of the Publication Manual before deciding whether it is appropriate to submit the manuscript.

The Editor will observe the following policy:

At manuscript submission, all authors are asked if any portions of the data or manuscript have been previously published. If so, they must provide

  • the previous publication
  • a clear description of how the submitted manuscript differs from that publication

The Editor will then decide whether the submission meets the standard of being substantially novel.

Authors must specifically acknowledge in their JEP: Applied paper that portions of the data have been previously published and provide the complete reference. Authors must also make clear which data have been previously published so as to enable subsequent researchers doing a meta-analysis, for example, to differentiate data sets as appropriate.

Masked Review Policy

The default review policy for the Journal is unmasked review. However, authors can request a masked review. They should note their preference in a cover letter and make sure that their identity is not revealed elsewhere in the manuscript.

If your manuscript was mask-reviewed, please ensure that the final version for production includes a byline and full author note for typesetting.

Student Review Program

In an effort to encourage development of scientific expertise of junior researchers, the Journal maintains a student review program. Reviewers may invite an advanced graduate or postdoctoral student to prepare an independent "parallel" review. Such parallel reviews may be used in addition to (but not as a replacement for) the normal review process.

As appropriate, these reviews will be specially tagged and furnished to the authors. Student reviewers will be acknowledged for their reviews in the Journal at the end of the year. Reviewers should inform the editor at the time of accepting the invitation to review that they wish to involve a student in the review process.

Manuscript Preparation

Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Manuscripts may be copyedited for bias-free language (see Chapter 3 of the Publication Manual).

Double-space all copy. Other formatting instructions, as well as instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, appear in the Manual.

Review APA's Checklist for Manuscript Submission before submitting your article.

Below are additional instructions regarding the preparation of display equations, computer code, and tables.

Display Equations

We strongly encourage you to use MathType (third-party software) or Equation Editor 3.0 (built into pre-2007 versions of Word) to construct your equations, rather than the equation support that is built into Word 2007 and Word 2010. Equations composed with the built-in Word 2007/Word 2010 equation support are converted to low-resolution graphics when they enter the production process and must be rekeyed by the typesetter, which may introduce errors.

To construct your equations with MathType or Equation Editor 3.0:

  • Go to the Text section of the Insert tab and select Object.
  • Select MathType or Equation Editor 3.0 in the drop-down menu.

If you have an equation that has already been produced using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010 and you have access to the full version of MathType 6.5 or later, you can convert this equation to MathType by clicking on MathType Insert Equation. Copy the equation from Microsoft Word and paste it into the MathType box. Verify that your equation is correct, click File, and then click Update. Your equation has now been inserted into your Word file as a MathType Equation.

Use Equation Editor 3.0 or MathType only for equations or for formulas that cannot be produced as Word text using the Times or Symbol font.

Computer Code

Because altering computer code in any way (e.g., indents, line spacing, line breaks, page breaks) during the typesetting process could alter its meaning, we treat computer code differently from the rest of your article in our production process. To that end, we request separate files for computer code.

In Online Supplemental Material
We request that runnable source code be included as supplemental material to the article. For more information, visit Supplementing Your Article With Online Material.

In the Text of the Article
If you would like to include code in the text of your published manuscript, please submit a separate file with your code exactly as you want it to appear, using Courier New font with a type size of 8 points. We will make an image of each segment of code in your article that exceeds 40 characters in length. (Shorter snippets of code that appear in text will be typeset in Courier New and run in with the rest of the text.) If an appendix contains a mix of code and explanatory text, please submit a file that contains the entire appendix, with the code keyed in 8-point Courier New.

Tables

Use Word's Insert Table function when you create tables. Using spaces or tabs in your table will create problems when the table is typeset and may result in errors.

Abstract and Keywords

All manuscripts must include an abstract of no more than 200 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases.

References

List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References section.

Examples of basic reference formats:

  • Journal Article:
    Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0028566
  • Authored Book:
    Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Chapter in an Edited Book:
    Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Figures

Graphics files are welcome if supplied as Tiff or EPS files. Multipanel figures (i.e., figures with parts labeled a, b, c, d, etc.) should be assembled into one file.

The minimum line weight for line art is 0.5 point for optimal printing.

For more information about acceptable resolutions, fonts, sizing, and other figure issues, please see the general guidelines.

When possible, please place symbol legends below the figure instead of to the side.

APA offers authors the option to publish their figures online in color without the costs associated with print publication of color figures.

The same caption will appear on both the online (color) and print (black and white) versions. To ensure that the figure can be understood in both formats, authors should add alternative wording (e.g., "the red (dark gray) bars represent") as needed.

For authors who prefer their figures to be published in color both in print and online, original color figures can be printed in color at the editor's and publisher's discretion provided the author agrees to pay:

  • $900 for one figure
  • An additional $600 for the second figure
  • An additional $450 for each subsequent figure

Submitting Supplemental Materials

APA can place supplemental materials online, available via the published article in the PsycARTICLES® database. Please see Supplementing Your Article With Online Material for more details.

Related Journals of Experimental Psychology

For the other JEP journals, authors should submit manuscripts according to the manuscript submission guidelines for each individual journal:

When one of the editors believes a manuscript is clearly more appropriate for an alternative APA journal, the editor may redirect the manuscript with the approval of the author.

Permissions

Authors of accepted papers must obtain and provide to the editor on final acceptance all necessary permissions to reproduce in print and electronic form any copyrighted work, including test materials (or portions thereof), photographs, and other graphic images (including those used as stimuli in experiments).

On advice of counsel, APA may decline to publish any image whose copyright status is unknown.

Publication Policies

APA policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications.

See also APA Journals® Internet Posting Guidelines.

APA requires authors to reveal any possible conflict of interest in the conduct and reporting of research (e.g., financial interests in a test or procedure, funding by pharmaceutical companies for drug research).

Authors of accepted manuscripts are required to transfer the copyright to APA.

Ethical Principles

It is a violation of APA Ethical Principles to publish "as original data, data that have been previously published" (Standard 8.13).

In addition, APA Ethical Principles specify that "after research results are published, psychologists do not withhold the data on which their conclusions are based from other competent professionals who seek to verify the substantive claims through reanalysis and who intend to use such data only for that purpose, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and unless legal rights concerning proprietary data preclude their release" (Standard 8.14).

APA expects authors to adhere to these standards. Specifically, APA expects authors to have their data available throughout the editorial review process and for at least 5 years after the date of publication.

Authors are required to state in writing that they have complied with APA ethical standards in the treatment of their sample, human or animal, or to describe the details of treatment.

The APA Ethics Office provides the full Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct electronically on its website in HTML, PDF, and Word format. You may also request a copy by emailing or calling the APA Ethics Office (202-336-5930). You may also read "Ethical Principles," December 1992, American Psychologist, Vol. 47, pp. 1597–1611.

Other Information

Special Issues
  • Cognitive Factors in Health Care

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Vol. 17, No. 3, September 2011. Includes articles about a wide range of patient safety problems such as provider error in inpatient settings related to diagnosis, medication administration, and surgery, as well as patient-related problems in outpatient settings, such as comprehension and decision-making related to illness prevention and self-care.

  • Capturing Expertise Across Domains

    Special issue of APA's Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Vol. 13, No. 3, September 2007. Includes articles about expert skills in game-playing; typing; team cognition; search and option-generation strategies; and skills in expert dogs.