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Publishing Standards

Please note that meeting the following standards is mandatory for journals to be published by PsychOpen.

  • Open Access: The journal must agree to the principle of open access. Therefore, the content must be freely accessible to users. In addition, the journal may not require author fees.
  • Endorsement by a Scientific Organization: The journal must present an official recommendation of a national or international professional psychological society.
  • International Editorial Board: The journal must establish an international editorial board and state complete affiliations for each member.
  • Peer-Review Process: The journal must deploy a peer-review process (open, single-blind, double-blind).
  • English Metadata and Abstracts: The journal must provide English metadata and abstracts for its contributions.


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