Eligibility

  • Manuscripts by BSU students (current or graduated) will be accepted if the work was completed as an undergraduate.
  • ​​Articles that have been previously published in any academic publication will not be accepted. By submitting a study to Psyche, the author is in agreement that their material is not currently under review at another journal. Research that has been shared at a conference is permissible, however.
  • Manuscripts accepted for publication in Psyche are still eligible to be published elsewhere in the future.
  • ​Authors are not required to be psychology majors, but the research must be related to the field of psychology

 

Submission Instructions

  • We will accept submissions starting on Wednesday, October 27th 2021
  • To guarantee that your paper is reviewed and considered for publication, you should submit it by MONDAY, JANUARY 31ST.
    • You may submit papers on a rolling deadline until Monday, February 21st, but we cannot guarantee that any papers submitted after January 31st will be reviewed
  • Papers must be submitted to the Psyche email address (psyche@bsu.edu)
  • All submissions must include a reference from a faculty supervisor (e.g., course instructor, research lab head, etc.) This reference should attest to the quality and ethical guidelines followed during the student’s work. The student must attach the reference in PDF form to their submission and CC their faculty advisor to the submission email
  • Please resubmit revised manuscripts through the Psyche submission email. Authors will have 4 weeks to submit revisions.
  • Authors of accepted manuscripts will have the option of submitting a picture and bio to be published with their article.

 

Formatting

  • Submissions should be formatted as Microsoft Word documents (.docx) and according to the guidelines of the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced in 12 pt. Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins.
  • All manuscripts must include the following sections:
    • Title Page: This includes the title of your manuscript, the author names, the author affiliations (e.g., your university), the public contact information for each author, and an Acknowledgements section if desired. The title page should be submitted as a separate attachment to ensure a blind review.
    • Acknowledgements: Thank the individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., help with collecting data, data analyses, writing, etc.)
    • Abstract (250 words maximum): A brief, comprehensive summary of the contents of the article. This should be one single-spaced paragraph. Because the title page will be submitted separately, the abstract should constitute the first page of the article.
    • Keywords: Beneath the abstract, list up to five words or short phrases that are central and specific to your research. These words may be taken from both the title and the text. We will use these keywords to facilitate the retrieval of your paper from abstracting and indexing databases.
  • Body of Research Paper:
    • Word limit: 7,500 words. This word count includes: title, abstract, full text, footnotes, references, tables, figures, and appendices.
    • For guidance regarding sections of your paper, see:
    • Subsections to be included for research papers:
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Method
      • Results
      • Discussion
      • References: All references should follow APA style format. URLs to references must be provided, when available.
      • Optional: Tables, figures, and appendices
  • Body of Review Paper:
  • Body of Brief Report:
    • Word limit: 3,000 words. This word count includes: title, abstract, full text, footnotes, references, tables, figures, and appendices.
    • Subsections to be included for research papers:
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Method
      • Results
      • Discussion
      • References: All references should follow APA style format. URLs to references must be provided, when available.
      • Optional: Tables, figures, and appendices.