Practicum Psychologia is a Journal oriented toward publishing quality papers that address the relevant psychological aspects of everyday phenomena. Authors are strongly encouraged to employ a variety of theoretical and methodological tools developed in the psychology and other allied social science disciplines to solve basic and applied behavioural problems. Therefore, Practicum Psychologia is open to all papers reflecting findings from original psychological studies, as well as to exceptional theoretical and review papers that integrate current knowledge and chart new avenues for future research.

 

 Instructions to Authors

Practicum Psychologia is published once a year (November). Articles can be submitted at any time and the review process (double-blind peer review) lasts on average 3 months.

Practicum Psychologia considers for publication:

  • empirical research reports;
  • critical reviews of existing literature;
  • theoretical contributions;
  • book reviews;
  • Position paper.

Papers will be evaluated by the Editorial Board in terms of scientific merit, readability, and interest to a general readership.

Articles should be written in proficient English (UK or US spelling) and they are expected to be logical, well-organized, and concise. If English is not your native language, please consider using the services of an editor.

Submissions have to comply with the PsychOpen Author Guidelines. Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines may be returned to authors.

Please also see PsychOpen's Guidelines on Publication Ethics

Submission Preparation Checklist

 All manuscripts must be double-spaced, using Cambria font (size 12). Cambria has been specially designed for on-screen reading and is available with Windows Vista, Office 2007, and Office 2008 for Macs. If you do not have Cambria, use Times New Roman.

 Figures, tables, and footnotes should be referred to in the text. Note:  They should be in-text in their normal position and not at the end of the document (unless they are considered as appendices). All tables are created as regular MS Word tables.  Figures should be supplied as either TIFF or EPS files where possible at approximately the size in which they are to reproduce. Line artwork should be supplied in black and white mode at a resolution of 1200 dpi; combination artwork (line/tone) at a resolution of 800 dpi; black and white halftone artwork should be saved in ‘greyscale’ mode at a resolution of 300dpi; colour halftone artwork should be saved in CMYK mode at a resolution of 400 dpi.

Abstracts: Manuscript articles must be accompanied by a 150-250 word abstract in English. The abstract should be a summary of the whole manuscript, not just its conclusions. A list of 4-5 keywords  should be provided directly below the abstract. Keywords should express the precise content of the manuscript.

 

References should be listed at the end of the manuscript and referred to in the text by surname and year. They should include the Digital Object Identifier (DOI), if available. The DOI number must appear at the end of the reference as an URL address as follows: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037//0003-066X.55.1.122. References are single spaced with no line break. Second and subsequent lines of a reference are indented(5th space).

The number of references typically should not exceed 35 and should include only items that are essential to the argument. Citations in text and the reference list conform to APA style (6th Edition).
Note: Particular care should be taken to ensure that references are accurate and complete. Authors bear responsibility for the accuracy of all references and quotations. References should be listed in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References.

 

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHIES: Include a short author biography for each author at the end of the paper. State affiliation, status, research interests, and contact email.

Submitting Manuscripts: Submission implies that the manuscript has not been published and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should be accompanied by the corresponding cover letter.  Email manuscripts (Word 2007 or compatible) to the Editor:  psychology@unizik.edu.ng.

Please check to make sure that the following requirements are met before submitting:

  • Running head: short title (one line), no more than 50 characters including spaces
  • All text, except title, authors, and reference list, is double spaced, justified, and 12 point Cambria font.
  • Title and authors are centered.
  • Reference list be left- aligned(APA style(6th Edition)
  • Title is in 16 font, bold, and Title Case
  • Authors Are 12 Fonts, Regular, And Title Case.
    Author affiliation(s) in title case below authors.
  • For Authors With Different Affiliations
    Use Separate Lines.
  • Abstract is justified and 11 font. Start the abstract three single line breaks after the (last) author line and no more than 250 words.
  • Start main text three single line breaks after the abstract with introduction.
  • Main article body including table and figures.
  • Separate paragraphs by a single blank line. Do not indent first line.
  • Long quotes and Short quotes must adhere to APA 6th edition (2010) and Quote citations must include page number(s).