Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

This journal provides a means for associations, institutions, centers, foundations, companies and individuals concerned with psycholoical sciences to share perspectives, concerns, ideas and information that will foster cooperative efforts to improve psycholoical sciences. It emphases on the significance of co-construction of psychological and social processes and facilitates understanding psychology from various academic perspectives. Therefore, the journal sets a preference for original and widespread articles and includes all modes of research experimental, observational, ethnographic, textual, interpretive and survey. AJPS covers the entire spectrum of research including the following topics: General Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Exceptional Children, Psychology, Consultation.

This journal is published by the Students Psychology Association of University of Hormozgan 


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Peer-review is a critical aspect of the publication process in the Academic Journal of Psychological Studies. It is a rigorous evaluation process that ensures the quality and validity of research articles published in the journal. The peer-review process involves submitting manuscripts to experts in the field, who evaluate the manuscript's content, methodology, and conclusions. The peer-review process is essential for maintaining the integrity and credibility of the journal. It ensures that only high-quality research articles are published, and it helps to identify and correct any errors or flaws in the research. Additionally, peer-reviewers provide feedback to authors, which can help them improve their research and writing skills.

The process begins when an author submits their manuscript to the journal. The editor-in-chief assigns the manuscript to an associate editor, who evaluates its suitability for publication. If the manuscript meets the journal's criteria, it is sent out to at least two experts in the field for review. The peer-reviewers assess the manuscript based on several criteria, including the originality, significance, and relevance of the research. They also evaluate the methodology, data analysis, and conclusions presented in the manuscript. Peer-reviewers may suggest revisions, request additional data or analyses, or recommend rejection if the manuscript does not meet the journal's standards. Once the peer-reviewers have provided their feedback, the associate editor evaluates the reviews and makes a recommendation to the editor-in-chief. Based on the recommendations, the editor-in-chief decides whether to accept, reject, or request revisions to the manuscript.

Overall, the peer-review process is an integral part of the publication process in the Academic Journal of Psychological Studies. It ensures that the research published in the journal is of high quality and meets the standards of the field. The feedback provided by peer reviewers can help authors improve their research and writing skills and contribute to advancing knowledge in psychology.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Author Guidelines

Authors would prepare their manuscript following the instructions for authors given below before submitting it. Manuscripts must be written in English. The entire text and references should be single-spaced and one-column. The Font and size include Times New Roman 20 Bold for the title (Capitalize Each Word),Times New Roman 11 Bold for author's name and 10 point for affiliations and corresponding's email. Times New Roman 11 for abstract and 12 for the main text and the section headings in the body of the text, in A4 format with 2cm margins and the text of Manuscript should be justified. The manuscript must be saved in a document format and should not contain page numbers.

Structure of the manuscript format




Materials and Methods




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The abstract should provide a concise summary of the study and its findings. It should briefly describe the research question, methodology, results, and conclusions. The abstract should not exceed 250 words.

The introduction should provide a clear statement of the research question or hypothesis being investigated, as well as a brief overview of the current state of knowledge on the topic. The introduction should also include a rationale for the study and a clear statement of its objectives.

The methodology section should provide a detailed description of the methods used to conduct the study. This should include a description of the study design, the participants, data collection procedures, and any statistical analyses conducted. Ethical considerations should also be addressed in this section.

The results section should present the key findings of the study in a clear and concise manner. Tables and figures may be used to help illustrate the data. Results should be presented in a logical order and should tie back to the research question or hypothesis stated in the introduction.

The conclusion should summarize the main findings of the study and their implications for the field of psychology. The conclusion should also address any limitations of the study and suggest areas for future research.

The reference list should include all sources cited in the text of the article. References should be listed alphabetically by the last name of the first author. Authors should follow APA style guidelines when formatting references.

We encourage authors to carefully proofread their manuscripts before submission to ensure clarity, accuracy, and adherence to our guidelines. We are committed to publishing high-quality research that advances the field of psychology, and we welcome submissions from researchers around the world.


Review Guidelines

Academic Journal of Psychological Studies (AJPS) is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes research on various topics related to psychology. As a peer-reviewed journal, it has established guidelines for reviewers to ensure the quality and validity of the published research. Here are the review guidelines for the Academic Journal of Psychological Studies:

  • Objectivity: Reviewers should approach the manuscript objectively and provide constructive feedback. They should not bring personal biases or opinions into their review process.
  • Confidentiality: Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of the manuscript they have reviewed. The manuscript and all related materials must be kept confidential and not shared with anyone else.
  • Timeliness: Reviewers must be prompt in their review process and complete the review within the given time frame. If they cannot meet the deadline, they should inform the editor as soon as possible.
  • Ethical considerations: Reviewers must consider ethical issues related to the research presented in the manuscript. If they find any ethical concerns, they should report them to the editor.
  • Methodological soundness: Reviewers should critically evaluate the methodology used in the study and assess whether it was appropriate for the research question. They should also evaluate the data analysis and interpretation.
  • Validity and reliability: Reviewers should assess the validity and reliability of the findings presented in the manuscript. They should evaluate the strength of the evidence and the generalizability of the results.
  • Clarity of presentation: Reviewers should evaluate the clarity and coherence of the manuscript. They should provide feedback on the organization, structure, and presentation of the research.
  • Literature review: Reviewers should assess the adequacy and accuracy of the literature review. They should make sure that the authors have cited relevant and current research on the topic.
  • Contribution to the field: Reviewers should evaluate the contribution of the research to the field of psychology. They should assess whether the research advances our understanding of the topic and has practical implications.
By following these guidelines, reviewers can maintain the quality and integrity of the Academic Journal of Psychological Studies. These guidelines ensure that the manuscripts published in the journal are scientifically sound, methodologically rigorous, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of psychology.


Ethics Guidelines

Academic Journal of Psychological Studies is committed to the highest ethical practices in academic publishing. To ensure that we maintain these standards in the "AJPS" we require all prospective authors, reviewers, editors, and administrators to adhere to a code of practice. The principles which underpin this code of practice are listed below for each of these groups.

Ethics Guidelines for Authors:

    Originality: Authors should ensure that their work is original and has not been published elsewhere.
    Plagiarism: Authors should avoid plagiarism by properly citing all sources used in their research and writing.
    Data Fabrication and Falsification: Authors should not fabricate or manipulate data, or present false information in their work.
    Conflict of Interest: Authors should disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may arise from their research or funding sources.
    Informed Consent: Authors should ensure that they have obtained informed consent from participants in their research studies, and that all participants are aware of the purpose and nature of the study.
    Human Subjects Protection: Authors should comply with ethical guidelines for protecting human subjects in their research, including confidentiality and privacy.
    Authorship: Authors should clearly state who made significant contributions to the research and the manuscript and give credit where credit is due.

Ethics Guidelines for Reviewers:

    Confidentiality: Reviewers should treat manuscripts as confidential documents and not share or discuss them with others without permission from the editor.
    Objectivity: Reviewers should provide unbiased, constructive feedback based solely on the quality of the manuscript and not be influenced by personal biases or conflicts of interest.
    Timeliness: Reviewers should complete their reviews within the designated time frame to ensure timely publication of the manuscript.
    Disclosure: Reviewers should disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may affect their impartiality in reviewing the manuscript.
    Respectful Communication: Reviewers should communicate with authors in a respectful and professional manner, offering constructive criticism and suggestions for improvement.

In addition, it is important to note that violations of the code of practice may result in consequences such as rejection of a manuscript, exclusion from future publications, or other penalties as deemed appropriate by the editorial board.

We also recommend referencing established ethical guidelines such as those developed by COPE or ICMJE. By adhering to these guidelines, we can ensure that the "Academic Journal of Psychological Studies" maintains its integrity and credibility in the academic community.


Copyedit Instructions

The submission editing stage is a critical time when authors submit their manuscripts to the journal for review. During this stage, copyedit instructions are made available to the relevant individuals to ensure that the manuscript meets the journal's guidelines before proceeding to the next stage of the publication process.

Copyeditors play a crucial role in ensuring that the manuscript is free from errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. By receiving the copyedit instructions at the submission editing stage, they can work closely with the authors to correct any issues in the language, style, or formatting of the manuscript.

Section editors also benefit from having access to the copyedit instructions during the submission editing stage. They can review the manuscript to ensure that it adheres to the journal's editorial policies and standards. Furthermore, they can provide guidance to the copyeditor and author as needed, facilitating a smoother production process. The copy editor will upload the revised document through the journal Web site and notify the author that the edited manuscript is available for review.

By following these instructions, authors can increase their chances of acceptance for publication, reduce the likelihood of revision requests, and ensure that their research is presented clearly and effectively. When finished with the revisions, authors should rename the file from AuthorNameQA.doc to AuthorNameQAR.doc (e.g., from LeeQA.doc to LeeQAR.doc) and upload the revised document through the journal Web site as directed.

The journal copy editor will verify changes made by the author. In conclusion, making copyedit instructions available to copyeditors, authors, and section editors during the submission editing stage is essential for ensuring the quality and clarity of published academic articles. It enables effective communication among all parties involved in the publication process, helping to streamline the production process and improve the overall quality of scholarly articles.


Proofing Instructions

The proofreading stage is intended to catch any errors in the galley's spelling, grammar, and formatting. More substantial changes cannot be made at this stage, unless discussed with the Section Editor. In Layout, click on VIEW PROOF to see the HTML, PDF, and other available file formats used in publishing this item.

For Spelling and Grammar Errors

Copy the problem word or groups of words and paste them into the Proofreading Corrections box with "CHANGE-TO" instructions to the editor as follows:

1. CHANGE...
then the others
than the others

2. CHANGE...

For Formatting Errors

Describe the location and nature of the problem in the Proofreading Corrections box after typing in the title "FORMATTING" as follows:

The numbers in Table 3 are not aligned in the third column.

The paragraph that begins "This last topic..." is not indented.


Copyright Notice

All contents of the Academic Journal of Psychological Studies, including but not limited to text, graphics, images, and other material, are protected by copyright. The Journal retains the exclusive right to publish and distribute the content of each issue.

Authors who submit articles to the Journal agree to grant the Journal a license to publish their work. This license includes the right to reproduce, distribute, and display the article in any format or medium, including print and electronic formats.

Individuals or organizations seeking to reproduce, distribute, or display any content from the Journal must obtain permission from the Journal's editorial office before doing so. Permission will be granted on a case-by-case basis, and may require payment of a licensing fee.

All requests for permission to use content from the Journal should be directed to the editorial office. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution of content from the Journal is strictly prohibited and may result in legal action.


Publication Fee

To cover the costs of publishing and maintaining this prestigious journal, we charge a publication fee of 150 USD per article. This fee includes the cost of peer-reviewing, copyediting, typesetting, and publishing your article online. Additionally, we provide permanent archiving of your article on our website and indexing in major academic databases to increase its visibility and accessibility. It is important to note that the publication fee is payable upon acceptance of your manuscript for publication. We accept payment via bank transfer or credit card, and we assure you that all transactions are secure and confidential.

We understand that the publication fee may seem substantial, but it is essential to ensure the quality and integrity of the journal. Our editorial team and reviewers are committed to providing high-quality feedback and support to all authors. Moreover, we offer waivers and discounts for authors who face financial constraints. It covers the costs of publishing and maintaining the journal, and ensures that your research receives the attention and recognition it deserves. We encourage you to submit your manuscript to our journal and join our community of scholars.