Psychology of Religion and Spirituality®

ISSN: 1941-1022
eISSN: 1943-1562
Published: quarterly, beginning in February
ISI Impact Factor: 1.5
Psychology - Multidisciplinary : 44 of 127
Description

Psychology of Religion and Spirituality ® publishes peer-reviewed, original articles related to the psychological aspects of religion and spirituality.

The journal publishes articles employing experimental and correlational methods, qualitative analyses, and critical reviews of the literature. Papers evaluating clinically relevant issues surrounding training, professional development, and practice are also considered.

Full length research reports, literature reviews, and brief reports are all published.

Psychology of Religion and Spirituality® is a registered trademark of American Psychological Association
Editorial Board

Editor

Ralph L. Piedmont
Loyola University Maryland

Associate Editors

Chris J. Boyatzis
Bucknell University

Gabriel S. Dy-Liacco
Regent University

Mark M. Leach
University of Louisville

Kenneth J. Linfield
Spalding University

Lisa Miller
Columbia University

Crystal L. Park
University of Connecticut

Doug Oman
University of California, Berkeley

Thomas G. Plante
Santa Clara University

Consulting Editors

Amy L. Ai
University of Pittsburgh

Saba R. Ali
The University of Iowa

Justin L. Barrett
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology

Jacob A. Belzen
University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Patrick Bennett
Indiana State University

Gina M. Brelsford
Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg

C. Robert Cloninger
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Michael J. Donahue
Institute for the Psychological Sciences

Leslie J. Francis
The University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom

Bill Hathaway
Regent University

Ralph W. Hood Jr.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Douglas A. MacDonald
University of Detroit Mercy

Annette Mahoney
Bowling Green State University

Jacqueline S. Mattis
New York University

Brian H. McCorkle
Boston University

Mark R. McMinn
George Fox University

Elizabeth Midlarsky
Columbia University

Raymond F. Paloutzian
Westmont College

Kenneth I. Pargament
Bowling Green State University

Paul E. Priester
North Park University

P. Scott Richards
Brigham Young University

Wade C. Rowatt
Baylor University

Vassilis Saroglou
Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Lewis Z. Schlosser
Seton Hall University

Anthony Scioli
Keene State College

Edward P. Shafranske
Pepperdine University

Martin F. Sherman
Loyola University Maryland

Timothy B. Smith
Brigham Young University

Leonard T. Sperry
Florida Atlantic University

Joseph E. G. Williams
Eastern Illinois University

Everett L. Worthington Jr.
Virginia Commonwealth University

Assistant to the Editor

Brenda Helsing

Abstracting & Indexing

Abstracting and indexing services providing coverage of Psychology of Religion and Spirituality®

  • American Theological Library Association Religion Database (ATLA RDB)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  • Current Contents
  • EMBASE
  • Emcare
  • Elsevier's SCOPUS
  • Journal Citation Reports /Social Sciences Edition
  • Journals@Ovid
  • Mosby's Index
  • Mosby's Nursing Consult
  • PsycINFO
  • PSYCLINE
  • Social Sciences Citation Index
  • Social SciSearch
  • Target Insights
Instructions to Authors

Prior to submission, please carefully read and follow the submission guidelines detailed below. Manuscripts that do not conform to the submission guidelines may be returned without review.

Submission

Submit manuscripts electronically through the Manuscript Submission Portal (.rtf, .doc, or .pdf files).

Manuscript Submission Portal Entrance

Ralph L. Piedmont, PhD
Pastoral Counseling Department
Loyola College in Maryland - Graduate Studies
8890 McGaw Road
Suite 380
Columbia, MD 21045

General correspondence may be directed to the Editor's Office.

In addition to addresses and phone numbers, please supply email addresses and fax numbers, if available, for potential use by the editorial office and later by the production office.

Keep a copy of the manuscript to guard against loss.

Masked Review

Masked review is optional for this journal. Include authors' names and affiliations only in the cover letter for the manuscript. Authors who desire masked review should make every effort to see that the manuscript itself contains no clues to their identities.

If your manuscript was mask reviewed, please ensure that the final version for production includes a byline and full author note for typesetting.

Manuscript Preparation

Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Manuscripts may be copyedited for bias-free language (see Chapter 3 of the Publication Manual).

Review APA's Checklist for Manuscript Submission before submitting your article.

Double-space all copy. Other formatting instructions, as well as instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, appear in the Manual.

Below are additional instructions regarding the preparation of display equations, computer code, and tables.

Display Equations

We strongly encourage you to use MathType (third-party software) or Equation Editor 3.0 (built into pre-2007 versions of Word) to construct your equations, rather than the equation support that is built into Word 2007 and Word 2010. Equations composed with the built-in Word 2007/Word 2010 equation support are converted to low-resolution graphics when they enter the production process and must be rekeyed by the typesetter, which may introduce errors.

To construct your equations with MathType or Equation Editor 3.0:

  • Go to the Text section of the Insert tab and select Object.
  • Select MathType or Equation Editor 3.0 in the drop-down menu.

If you have an equation that has already been produced using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010 and you have access to the full version of MathType 6.5 or later, you can convert this equation to MathType by clicking on MathType Insert Equation. Copy the equation from Microsoft Word and paste it into the MathType box. Verify that your equation is correct, click File, and then click Update. Your equation has now been inserted into your Word file as a MathType Equation.

Use Equation Editor 3.0 or MathType only for equations or for formulas that cannot be produced as Word text using the Times or Symbol font.

Computer Code

Because altering computer code in any way (e.g., indents, line spacing, line breaks, page breaks) during the typesetting process could alter its meaning, we treat computer code differently from the rest of your article in our production process. To that end, we request separate files for computer code.

In Online Supplemental Material
We request that runnable source code be included as supplemental material to the article. For more information, visit Supplementing Your Article With Online Material.

In the Text of the Article
If you would like to include code in the text of your published manuscript, please submit a separate file with your code exactly as you want it to appear, using Courier New font with a type size of 8 points. We will make an image of each segment of code in your article that exceeds 40 characters in length. (Shorter snippets of code that appear in text will be typeset in Courier New and run in with the rest of the text.) If an appendix contains a mix of code and explanatory text, please submit a file that contains the entire appendix, with the code keyed in 8-point Courier New.

Tables

Use Word's Insert Table function when you create tables. Using spaces or tabs in your table will create problems when the table is typeset and may result in errors.

Submitting Supplemental Materials

APA can place supplemental materials online, available via the published article in the PsycARTICLES® database. Please see Supplementing Your Article With Online Material for more details.

Abstract and Keywords

All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 250 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases.

References

List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References section.

Examples of basic reference formats:

  • Journal Article:
    Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0028566
  • Authored Book:
    Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Chapter in an Edited Book:
    Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Figures

Graphics files are welcome if supplied as Tiff or EPS files. Multipanel figures (i.e., figures with parts labeled a, b, c, d, etc.) should be assembled into one file.

The minimum line weight for line art is 0.5 point for optimal printing.

For more information about acceptable resolutions, fonts, sizing, and other figure issues, please see the general guidelines.

When possible, please place symbol legends below the figure instead of to the side.

APA offers authors the option to publish their figures online in color without the costs associated with print publication of color figures.

The same caption will appear on both the online (color) and print (black and white) versions. To ensure that the figure can be understood in both formats, authors should add alternative wording (e.g., "the red (dark gray) bars represent") as needed.

For authors who prefer their figures to be published in color both in print and online, original color figures can be printed in color at the editor's and publisher's discretion provided the author agrees to pay:

  • $900 for one figure
  • An additional $600 for the second figure
  • An additional $450 for each subsequent figure

Permissions

Authors of accepted papers must obtain and provide to the editor on final acceptance all necessary permissions to reproduce in print and electronic form any copyrighted work, including test materials (or portions thereof), photographs, and other graphic images (including those used as stimuli in experiments).

On advice of counsel, APA may decline to publish any image whose copyright status is unknown.

Publication Policies

APA policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications.

See also APA Journals® Internet Posting Guidelines.

APA requires authors to reveal any possible conflict of interest in the conduct and reporting of research (e.g., financial interests in a test or procedure, funding by pharmaceutical companies for drug research).

Authors of accepted manuscripts are required to transfer the copyright to APA.

Ethical Principles

It is a violation of APA Ethical Principles to publish "as original data, data that have been previously published" (Standard 8.13).

In addition, APA Ethical Principles specify that "after research results are published, psychologists do not withhold the data on which their conclusions are based from other competent professionals who seek to verify the substantive claims through reanalysis and who intend to use such data only for that purpose, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and unless legal rights concerning proprietary data preclude their release" (Standard 8.14).

APA expects authors to adhere to these standards. Specifically, APA expects authors to have their data available throughout the editorial review process and for at least 5 years after the date of publication.

Authors are required to state in writing that they have complied with APA ethical standards in the treatment of their sample, human or animal, or to describe the details of treatment.

The APA Ethics Office provides the full Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct electronically on its website in HTML, PDF, and Word format. You may also request a copy by emailing or calling the APA Ethics Office (202-336-5930). You may also read "Ethical Principles," December 1992, American Psychologist, Vol. 47, pp. 1597–1611.

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