Japanese Psychological Research
© Japanese Psychological Association 2013.
Edited By: Professor Jun-ichi Abe
Impact Factor: 0.379
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 104/126 (Psychology Multidisciplinary)
Online ISSN: 1468-5884
Japanese Psychological Research accepts two kinds of manuscripts: original articles and reviews.
An original article must be based on data derived from a research project that is problem-oriented. The results from the analysis of such data must also be substantial, and the theoretical discussion thereon significant so as to be deemed a definitive contribution to the field. Reviews should summarize publications setting forth major developments within a particular research area. Reviews that include studies in Japan are especially welcomed.
Original articles and Reviews will be reviewed by the referees and the final selection for publication will be made by the Editorial Board. Manuscripts may be returned for revision.
Submission of manuscripts
Please note the following points.
1. Manuscripts should be written in English.
2. Assuming approximately 700 words per page, the maximum lengths are 12 pages for an original article, and 24 pages for a review, including title, abstract, references, figures, tables and line drawings.
3. Manuscripts should be typewritten, double-spaced, on A4 (297x210mm) size bond paper.
4. Each manuscript must be accompanied by an abstract of 100-175 words, a list of 3-5 English key words listed in order of importance, and a running head (short title) of not more than 50 characters (including spaces), typed on a separate page.
5. The SI (Système International d'Unités) system should be used for units of measurement.
6. References should be cited in the text, each with the last name of the author followed by the publication date enclosed within parentheses. All references should be listed alphabetically by last name, in the bibliography at the end of the article. Journal titles should be spelled out in full. Examples follow:
Underwood, B. J. (1976). Recognition memory for pairs of words as a function of associative context. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Learning and Memory, 2, 404-412.
Gibson, E. J. (1969). Principles of perceptual learning and development. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts.
Wundt, W. (1908-1911). Grundzüge der physiologischen Psychologie. 6. Aufi. , 3 Bde. , Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann.
7. Tables and figures should be on separate sheets and numbered with Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text.
8. Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://jpa.bunken.org/jpa/user_logins/en/ . Authors must supply an email address as all correspondence will be by email. Manuscripts should be uploaded in PDF format, including the title, abstract, key words, main text, references, footnote, tables and figures.
Author material archive policy
Authors who require the return of any submitted material that is accepted for publication should inform the Editorial Office after acceptance. If no indication is given that author material should be returned, Wiley-Blackwell will dispose of all hardcopy and electronic material two months after publication.
Authors will receive proofs of their articles from the publisher, and are required to correct and return them to the publisher before the date specified in the publisher's accompanying letter.
20 printed offprints will be sent free of charge to the corresponding author of each article after publication of the Journal if the offprint order form supplied at the proof stage is returned. Extra offprints may be ordered using the form.
Costs charged to authors
Re-writing of articles into correct English style: If extensive rewriting is necessary, it will be carried out by the copyeditor and the cost recharged to authors.
It is condition of publication that authors must transfer copyright of their articles to the Japanese Psychological Association. Authors will be asked to complete and sign a Transfer of Copyright form and return it to the Association following acceptance of their articles. Authors can download the form from here.
Japanese Psychological Research is covered by Wiley-Blackwell’s Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors’ final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a digital object identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.