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Author Guidelines

Manuscript style

The journal language is English. Manuscripts should be according to the most recent publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Tables and figures must each be on separate pages after the reference list.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. This submission has not been previously published, and is currently not under review at another journal.


  2. Make sure that the submission consists of three parts:

    a) title page including name(s) of author(s), and address, affiliation, and email of the corrsponding or first author

    b) abstract

    c) manuscript with title page without author details

  3. provide a running head

    list keywords indexing the contents of the paper


Copyright Notice

Submission of an original manuscript to the IJPP will be taken to mean that it represents original work not previously published, that it is not being considered elsewhere for publication, that the author is willing to assign copyright to the WAPP as per a contract that will be sent to the author just prior to publication and, if accepted for publication, it will be published online and it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, for commercial purposes, in any language, without the consent of the publisher.

The journal takes the stance that the publication of scholarly research is meant to disseminate knowledge and, in a non-profit regime, benefits neither publisher nor author financially. It sees itself as having an obligation to its authors and to society to make content available online now that the technology allows for such a possibility.


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purposes or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

: 0.00 (EUR)
Submissions are only possible by members of the World Association for Personality Psychology. See (membership section) for details on how to become a member. Once accepted as member, you will receive details enabling you to submit. No further fees (e.g., for publication) are requested.