Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The Psychological Journal is committed to the academic community and therefore seeks to publish original work in the best possible form and to the highest possible standards.

Articles submitted for publication are single-blind peer-reviewed. That is mean: Reviewers are aware of the identity of the authors, but authors are unaware of the identity of reviewers. There are at least two or more reviewers for the total number of articles in each issue.

It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing (authors, editors, peer reviewers, publisher). The Psychological Journal ethic statements are based on the guidelines and standards developed and published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All documents are available free of charge on COPE website (


Open Access (OA) Policy

Articles published in the Psychological Journal are freely available for anyone to access and view under an open access publishing model.

The Psychological Journal offers Green Open Access way of publishing, without payment or embargo period. Author may voluntarily re-use his own version of the article submitted to the journal (pre-print) or the version accepted for publishing (post-print) on his own personal website or institutional repository.

Licensing  & Rights

All papers published in the Psychological Journal are published under a CC-BY licence (CC-BY 4.0). Published materials can be shared (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapted (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially) with specifying the author(s).


Plagiarism Policy

All articles in the Psychological Journal are supposed to be original. Authors submitting manuscript declared that submitted manuscript is original and has not previously been published in thereof and that no part of the article has been prepared from other published material.

Submitted manuscripts are checked with free plagiarism checker – Viper software.  Manuscripts are checked for plagiarism before starting peer review process. When plagiarism from 5 to 25 % has been detected, manuscript will be sent to author for content revision. In case of plagiarism detection >25 %, the manuscript will be rejected without the review.

Types of plagiarism:

  • plagiarism in the sense of the „use another person’s ideas or work and pretend that it is your own“(Cambridge Dictionary) or „the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own“ (Oxford Dictionaries),
  • self-plagiarism (re-use of significant parts of one’s own copyrighted work without citing the original source).


Peer Review Process

All articles in the Psychological Journal are fully peer reviewed by qualified, independent reviewers, and by the Editorial Board members, too.  Single-blind review is using for consideration.

Peer review process will be made as soon as possible, and review report/conclusion with comments should be return to author(s) until to 2 weeks. Paper will be published possibly in the next issue.


  • The Psychological Journal editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
  • The Psychological Journal editor will accept and evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethics origin, political philosophy, religious belief or sexual orientation of the authors.
  • Editors must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than stakeholders.
  • Unpublished manuscripts or materials must not be used in an editor’s own research.
  • All submitted manuscripts will be considered for publication free of charge.



  • Authors attest that paper is their own, original and unpublished work.
  • Authors guarantee that the manuscript it has not been copied or plagiarised (in whole or in part); a paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work; any used information resources (phrases, data, images, …)  must be appropriately cited or quoted.
  • Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the manuscript content. All those who made significant contribution should be listed as co-authors
  • Affiliation (all authors/co-authors) and corresponding address (main author) must be clearly stated.
  • When an authors discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the Publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.



  • Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.
  • Privileged information/ideas obtained by reviewers through peer review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
  • Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate, review should be conducted objectively.
  • All suggestions and comments should be followed with supporting arguments.


Privacy Statement

The Psychological Journal is committed to respecting data-protection regulations. This statement informs you of the steps we take to protect your rights.

By personal data we mean the details you provide us via our forms, e.g. your email address, names and postal addresses and other information details.

By using our site and by sending your names, addresses and other information, you accept that such personal data will be gathered and stored in our databases.

We will maintain appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of your personal data. We do not share personal data with other companies for marketing or similar purposes.

This data will be used by Psychological Journal to provide you with the services you have required. We may also occasionally use it to inform you of new services and changes related to our provide a services. By registering and sending your information in the Psychological Journal, you agree to Psychological Journal using your email address in this way.


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