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Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

PSYCHOLOGY aims at the dissemination of psychological research produced both in Greece and internationally. It also aims at fostering the scientific and interdisciplinary dialogue, as well as disseminating scientific knowledge of general interest in the field of Psychology. 

The Editorial Committee of the journal represents and encourages contributions from all fields of psychology, especially those that address new developments and pursue innovative approaches.

PSYCHOLOGY publishes original empirical papers, brief empirical reports, theoretical reviews, book reviews as well as, in special occasions, translations of foreign-language works of great impact. 

For more information about the types of published work see: https://ejournals.epublishing.ekt.gr/index.php/psychology/about/submissions#authorGuidelines 



Section Policies


Research papers upload

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The evaluation of each paper by independent reviewers is intended to ensure the quality, methodological adequacy and originality of the papers published in PSYCHOLOGY. The reviewers collaborating with the journal are distinguished scientists from Greece or abroad who cover all the scientific fields of psychology and related sciences. Their contribution to ensuring the quality of the work published in the journal is crucial.

The journal PSYCHOLOGY has adopted a "double blind" peer-review model, protecting thus the identity of both the authors of the paper and of its reviewers. Each submitted work is sent to at least two independent reviewers who evaluate the paper on its originality, integrity, consistency and, in general, its overall quality. Τhe Editorial team ensures that reviewers of each paper are specialists in the field and independent of the authors, i.e. not affiliated with the same institution, not collaborating in the same project.

Upon considering that a paper meets the scientific criteria for publication in the journal, the evaluators may request a review of the paper by sending their general and specific comments and suggestions for improvement to the authors. The review process may include one or more cycles of review until the manuscript reaches the necessary quality to be accepted for publication.

The final decision on the publication of the paper is taken by the Editor on the basis of the aforementioned reviews.


Publication Frequency

Journal PSYCHOLOGY publishes two regular issues per year (December & June). Additional special issues may also be published.


Open Access Policy

PSYCHOLOGY provides immediate open access to all its content.

Authors are not charged with submission, production, processing or publication costs. These are covered by the Hellenic Psychological Society.

Authors copyrights are preserved under Creative Commons Attribution-ΝoCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International LicenseThis license requires that reusers give credit to the author(s) of the paper and to its first publication in the journal Psychology. It allows reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format, for noncommercial purposes only. No distribution of a modified version of the papers is permitted without the authors' written consent.



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Anti-plagiarism policy

Plagiarism is when an author attempts to use/publish someone else’s work or part of it as his or her own. Duplicate publication, sometimes called self-plagiarism, occurs when an author reuses substantial parts of his or her own published work without providing the appropriate references. This can range from getting an identical paper published in multiple journals, to adding small amounts of new data to a previous paper.

Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the authors’ own work -in whole or in part- without proper citation, represents a violation of intellectual property law and is not tolerated by the journal.

By submitting a manuscript to the journal, the authors understand and explicitly declare that it is an original manuscript, it is unpublished and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal are checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software (TurnItIn) after submission and before starting review.

Handling of plagiarism

The manuscripts in which plagiarism is detected are handled based on the extent of the plagiarism.

< 30% Plagiarism: The manuscript is sent back to the author(s) for content revision.

>30% Plagiarism: The manuscript is rejected without review.