In-Mind Magazine is a peer-reviewed magazine presenting research from social psychology to a wider audience. What does peer-review entail? Peer-review, in scientific circles, means that articles are reviewed by (for authors) anonymous reviewers who judge the quality of the article. For In-Mind Magazine: After a user submits an article, the editor-in-chief assigns an associate editor who seeks out one expert in the respective research area and one other reviewer, who assures that the article is more broadly understandable. Finally, a journalist/prominent science writer will read through the articles in order to bridge the information to a lay audience. Authors are commonly researchers (graduate students or advanced researchers) in social psychology. Authors can request to be anonymous in the review process upon request.
Reine van der Wal
Editorial Review Board
Alan Fiske - University of California, Los Angeles
Angela Leung - Singapore Management University
Ap Dijksterhuis - Radboud University Nijmegen
Ayse Uskul - University of Essex
Brad Bushman - University of Michigan
Ilja van Beest - Tilburg University
Jens Foerster - University of Amsterdam
Jim Blascovich - University of California, Santa Barbara
Julius Kuhl - Universität Osnabrück
Larry Barsalou - Emory University
Mark van Vugt - VU University, Amsterdam
Matthijs Baas - University of Amsterdam
Patricia Parmelee - University of Alabama
Paul van Lange - VU University, Amsterdam
Therese DiDonato - Loyola University Maryland
Thomas Schubert - Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa
Wolfgang Stroebe - Utrecht University/Groningen University
Wray Herbert - Association for Psychological Science
Published Quarterly, beginning in December 2006
German Editors: René Kopietz & Malte Friese
Polish Editors: Michal Parzuchowski & Gosia Goclowska
Portuguese Editors: Rui Soares Costa & Tomas Palma
Italian Editors: Giulio Boccato & Luca Andrighetto
Dutch Editors: Eefje Rondeel & Sanne Nauts
Instructions to Authors
Authors are to submit their manuscripts electronically via :email@example.com. Articles may only be submitted electronically (.rtf, or .doc). Please save the manuscript and accompanynig images under the first author's last name (for example IJzerman.rtf or IJzerman.doc and IJzerman.png). Authors are to abide by the APA's Checklist for Manuscript Submission. This checklist can be consulted for more information, including guidelines for preparing the electronic file. We only accept review articles of social psychological research with fewer than 2,500 words (excluding references and definitions) that are intended to inform the general public on social psychological trends and research.
Important: Please note that In-Mind differs significantly from regular scientific journals. While APA-formatting is required, manuscripts submitted to In-Mind should not have the read of common scientific journal articles. The magazine's primary goal is edutainment. We expect scientific rigidity and thoroughness of our field, while preserving readability tailored to a wider audience. Authors are encouraged to read a recent issue for examples.
In-Mind is a peer-reviewed E-Journal.
General correspondence may be directed to the Editor.
Authors should prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Manuscripts may be copyedited for bias-free language (see chap. 2 of the Publication Manual). Formatting instructions (all copy must be double-spaced) and instructions on the preparation of tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts appear in the Manual. See APA's Checklist for Manuscript Submission.
Keywords: All manuscripts must include up to five keywords or brief phrases.
Definitions: All manuscripts should include a list of definitions of social psychological terms used.
Teaser: All manuscripts should provide a teaser for the frontpage of our website. Teasers should not exceed three sentences. Better teasers means more readers!
Abstract: All manuscripts should provide an abstract. We will not publish this manuscript, but this will be important for indexing your article elsewhere.
References: 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. Basic formats are as follows:
- Haag, L., & Stern, E. (2003). In search of the benefits of learning Latin. Journal of Educational Psychology, 95, 174–178.
- Bollen, K. A. (1989). Structural equations with latent variables. New York: Wiley.
- Johnson, D. W., & Johnson, R. T. (1990). Cooperative learning and achievement. In S. Sharan (Ed.), Cooperative learning: Theory and research (pp. 173–202). New York: Praeger.
Supplemental Materials: In-Mind requires at least two images per article (125X175 pixels, preferably .png format). Please only use original materials or materials from which copyright has been obtained. Outward links can be placed on a limited basis. Authors of accepted papers will be asked to work with the editor and production staff to provide supplementary materials as appropriate.
Biography: The first author should submit a brief biography with his or her affilation, research interests, and a picture. For examples, please see the Magazine Staff section. For each author, we also request an image of 125X175 pixels (preferably .png format).
Publication Policies: The American Psychological Association's policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications. We are not governed by the APA, but abide by policies of not allowing concurrently submitting manuscripts to different journals. We advise you to consider this when sending your manuscript to In-Mind rather than to a journal governed by a psychological association.
We only accept review articles that are directed at the general audience. It is not possible to publish original data sets.
Copyright of accepted manuscripts are automatically transferred to In-Mind. The English version of In-Mind is indexed in the International Standard Serial Number Register under ISSN 1877-5306.
The format to refer to In-Mind articles are as follows:
Schubert, T., & Giessner, S. (2007). The Naked Power: Understanding Nonverbal Communications of Power. In-Mind Magazine, 5.
In-Mind Magazine by Hans IJzerman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at www.in-mind.org. In-Mind Magazine International is governed by the In-Mind Foundation.