Hellenic Journal of Psychology (HJP)

The 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 con-structive 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 re-searchers. 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 methodo-logical 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 (6th 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 re-view 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) Clar-ity of presentation, and (h) Correct and unambiguous use of Greek or English language.

Manuscripts are submitted to the editor electronically as attached file in doc or rtf file type. The review process is expected to be completed within approximately two months of receipt. More details regarding the submission of manuscripts to HJP are giv-en in the Guidelines to Authors.

Hellenic Journal of Psychology is indexed in the PsycINFO database of the American Psychological Association, in the bibliographical bases of Elsevier (Scopus), and the Greek Institute of Educational Policy. It is also 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 as attached file in rtf or doc file type to the e-mail address: efklides@psy.auth.gr

  1. The manuscript should be accompanied by a letter to the Editor. The current Editor is Professor emerita Anastasia Efklides, School of Psychology, Aristotle Uni-versity of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece. Phone: +30-2310-279705. Fax: +30-2310-997384.
    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 fol-lowing 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, telephone, fax number (if available), and e-mail address; the corre-spondence 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.
  11. The copyright of the published papers belongs to the Hellenic Journal of Psychology and the publisher.
    Authors can self-archive the published version of their article in their institutional archiving repository without further permission, on condition they use the published version of the article after it has appeared in the journal URL. The copyright remains with the Hellenic Journal of Psychology.
  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 im-plies that the article will not be published.