Submission Guidelines

American Journal of Psychology


Manuscripts of research and theory articles should be submitted to:

Robert W. Proctor
American Journal of Psychology
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081


Articles on the history of psychology, as well as correspondence concerning obituaries, should be addressed to:

Alfred H. Fuchs
Department of Psychology
Bowdoin College
6900 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011-8499


Books intended for review and invited reviews should be sent to:

Dominic W. Massaro 
Department of Psychology
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Submit your manuscript and cover letter by email attachment in Microsoft Word (.doc) to If you are unable to send a submission by email attachment, please send four copies by postal mail to Robert W. Proctor, Editor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, 703 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081. Include complete sets of tables and figures (photograph, line art, and table specifications). Please do not send glossy prints. Your cover letter may include the names, institutional affiliations, and email addresses of 2 to 4 recommended reviewers who have not had a close collaborative or mentor-mentee relationship with you.

Contributors are asked to follow the style in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed., 2009, and to consult Appendix A, Checklist for Manuscript Submission, in the Manual as a guide.

Everything should be double-spaced—abstract, text, references, notes, captions.

A postal address and telephone number (and e-mail address and fax number, if possible) should be included on the title page.

Please include all statistical indices, descriptive and inferential, required for evaluation of your experimental findings.

The abstract should not exceed 250 words.

Special mathematical symbols and abbreviations should be identified.

All elements in a figure should be large enough to be readable when the drawing is reduced to fit the maximum width of 11 cm.

All titles in the reference list should be spelled out rather than abbreviated.

References cited in the text should agree with those in the reference list.

A copy of the letter of permission for the use of previously published material (e.g., long extracts and reproductions of figures) should be included.

The submitted manuscript should not be under concurrent review elsewhere.

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