Hellenic Journal of Psychology (HJP)

Hellenic Journal of Psychology (HJP) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published in Greece every four months by the Psychological Society of Northern Greece.

The journal aims at (a) promoting psychological research and knowledge production in Greece and internationally; (b) making Greek and international psychological research accessible to scholars all over the world; (c) facilitating collaboration and exchange of ideas between psychologists working in Greece and all over the world; (d) supporting young researchers to present their work and learn the publication process through constructive feedback. The official languages of HJP are Greek and English.

To achieve the above goals HJP supports publication of individual articles and special issues that are conceptually driven and involve both Greek and non-Greek researchers. The journal welcomes articles in all areas of psychology and encourages young researchers to submit their work. Emphasis is given to constructive feedback to the authors through the
review process. The Hellenic Journal of Psychology publishes original research and theoretical articles that contribute to the development of new methodologies and deeper understanding of human behavior and experience in various settings. It considers both basic and applied research manuscripts of various methodological approaches as well as review articles that extend existing knowledge and have practical implications of interest to researchers and professionals.

Manuscripts submitted for publication in HJP should be prepared according to the guidelines of the APA Publication Manual (7th ed.). The articles are evaluated by two external reviewers in a blind review process. The reviewers are experts in the field of the research reported. The criteria of evaluation are: (a) Originality and contribution to extant knowledge; (b) The fit to the scope of the journal; (c) Adequacy of literature review and theory-driven research questions and hypotheses; (d) Design and use of state-of-the-art methodology; (e) Appropriateness of analytic methodology (both qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis are accepted); (f) Discussion and interpretation of results that shows their relevance to theory as well as their applied implications; (g) Clarity of presentation, and (h) Correct and unambiguous use of Greek or English language.

Manuscripts are submitted to the editor electronically at the journal site:


The review process is expected to be completed within approximately two months of receipt. More details regarding the submission of manuscripts to HJP are given in the Guidelines to Authors in the journal site.

Hellenic Journal of Psychology is indexed in Elsevier/SCOPUS and is included in the collection of the British Library, Saarlaendische Universitaets- und Landesbibliothek, and the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (Norwegian Centre for Research Data).

Volumes of Hellenic Journal of Psychology

Guidelines to Authors

Author(s) who wish to publish an article in the Hellenic Journal of Psychology would submit their manuscript electronically to the journal site:


Details regarding the submission process are given in the journal site. Authors should consult them carefully. Below are some important issues to be taken into consideration:

  1. The manuscript should be accompanied by a letter to the Editor. The current
    Editor is Professor emerita Anastasia Efklides, School of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece. Phone: +30-2310-279705. E-mail: efklides@psy.auth.gr
    The letter should specify who is the contact person (corresponding author), postal and e-mail address; that the contact person acts on behalf of all authors; that the submitted manuscript is original and has not been published or submitted elsewhere, and that there is no conflict of interest.
  2. Submitted manuscripts are sent for blind review to two experts in the field after an initial screening by the Editor. Decision on publication is based on the review-ers’ comments and evaluation.
  3. The formatting of the manuscripts should be as follows: A4 paper size, dou-ble-spaced and sufficient margins, in Times New Roman, font size 12.
  4. The length of the manuscript should be approximately 25 typewritten pages including: Title page with author(s) information; Title page without author(s) infor-mation;
    Abstract and key words; Main Text; References; Tables (in separate pages following the References); Figures / illustrations (in separate pages).
  5. The title page with author(s) information should include the following in-formation: title of the manuscript, the author(s)’ name(s), author(s)’ affiliation(s), full postal address, and e-mail address; the corresponding author should be designated. The first page of the manuscript (title page without author(s) information) should contain only the title of the manuscript. In the case of manuscripts written in Greek, similar title and author pages should be prepared in English.
  6. Author(s) should follow the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) in the preparation of their manuscript.
  7. The Abstract should be approximately 150 words. If the text is in Greek, two abstracts, one in Greek and one in English, should be provided in two separate pag-es; if the text is in English, only English abstract should be provided. The Abstract(s) should be accompanied by three to five key words.
  8. Tables are given in separate pages after the references. Figures / illustrations are also given on separate pages after the tables, without numbering of the page, but with labels (e.g., Figure 1, Diagram 1, etc.). The position of the tables and figures / illus-trations in the text should be clearly indicated. The captions of the figures / illustrations should be given in a separate page after the tables.
  9. References (cites) within the text should include only the author(s)’ name and year of publication. In case of more than one references, the names of the authors are given in alphabetical order. For example, Ajzen (1985); Kohlberg and Higgins (1987); or, (Aizen, 1985; Beck, Ward, Mendelson, & Erbaugh, 1961; Kohlberg & Hig-gins, 1987).
  10. The bibliography (References) should follow the text, starting from a new page. References are cited in alphabetical order, as follows: References to journals: Marsh, H. W. (1990). A multidimensional, hierarchical self-concept: Theoretical and empirical justification. Educational Psychology Review, 2, 77-171. References to edited books: Baltes, P. B., & Nesselroade, J. R. (Eds.). (1979). Longitudinal research in the study of behavior and development. London: Academic. References to authored books: Burns, R. B. (1979). The self-concept: Theory, measurement, development and behav-iour. London: Longman. References to chapters in edited books: Duda, J. L. (1993). Goals: A social cognitive approach to the study of achievement motivation in sport. In R. N. Singer, M. Murphey, & L. K. Tennant (Eds.), Handbook of research in sport psy-chology (pp. 421-436). New York, NY: Macmillan.References should include the doi wherever available.
  11. Copyright Policy: Hellenic Journal of Psychology provides immediate open access to all its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.Author(s) retain the copyright of their work without restrictions. Author(s) grant the Psychological Society of Northern Greece a license to publish the article in the Hellenic Journal of Psychology and identify the Society as the original publisher.

    Author(s) agree to publish their article under the Creative Commons Attribution International License, CC BY 4.0, which allows others to copy, to create extracts, abstracts and new works from the Article, to alter, to revise or to make commercial use of the Article (including reuse and/or resale by commercial entities), provided the user gives appropriate credit with a link to the journal’s website and the formal publication through the relevant DOI, provides a link to the license, indicates if changes were made and the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work.

    Should the Author publish or distribute the Work elsewhere (in institutional repositories, personal websites, in a book etc.) at any time or in any alternate format, the Author agrees to make reasonable efforts to ensure that any such additional publication cites the original version of work in the Hellenic Journal of Psychology through a tagline, author bibliography, or similar means. A sample acknowledgement would be:
    “Reprinted with permission from the author. Originally published in the Hellenic Journal of Psychology, https://ejournals.lib.auth.gr/hjp
    Author(s). (Year). Title of Article. Hellenic Journal of Psychology, Volume (Issue), pages. https://doi.org/10.26262/hjp.xxxxx.xxxx”.

    Authors are encouraged to self-archive their article online (in institutional repositories, personal websites, etc.) in all its versions: Preprint, Author’s Accepted Manuscript, and Version of Record. Any such posting must include an appropriate citation and a link to the Hellenic Journal of Psychology website (see sample acknowledgement above).

    All articles published by Hellenic Journal of Psychology are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution International License, CC BY 4.0 which permits users unrestricted dissemination and re-use of the work, with the provision that proper attribution is given to the Author(s) and Journal (with a link to the first publication through the relevant DOI). If changes are made in the work the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work.

  12. Manuscripts are not returned to author(s).
  13. The author(s) are responsible and should provide to the editor of HJP all necessary permissions to use or reproduce any copyrighted work. Failure to do this implies that the article will not be published.
  14. ISSN Notice
    It is to be noted that all articles of the Hellenic Journal of Psychology appearing at the website of the Psychological Society of Northern Greece were first published in hard copy with the ISSN 1790-1391. The electronic version of Hellenic Journal of Psychology since Issue 16 (2019) that is hosted and distributed through PROTHIKI, AUTH, is identified with the e-ISSN: 2732-7027.