About the Journal
Frequency: 2 issues per year (February, October)
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Focus and Scope
The journal New Trends in Psychology publishes studies and research focused on general psychology, cognitive psychology, creativity, work, and organizational psychology, child psychology, educational psychology, human development, speech therapy, psychopathology, and psychotherapy.
The journal addresses the community of undergraduate and master students in Psychology, teachers, professors and professionals interested in their own personal development in related fields: sociology, social assistance, special psycho-pedagogy, medicine.
We believe that this publication will be particularly useful to students and specialists concerned with the theory and practice of modern methods in the application of psychology.
Peer Review Process
Internal Peer Review Process
All submissions first go through an internal peer-review process. Each submission is reviewed by the editor assigned by the editorial secretary who makes an initial decision to send the manuscript out for peer review or to reject without external review. Articles can be rejected at this stage for a variety of reasons such as similarity with a recently published article, the topic is outside of the scope of the Journal, little new information is provided, important flaws in the scientific validity, or an unprofessional presentation. This process normally takes a week. If the editor believes the article may be of interest to our readers, it is then sent out for external peer review.
External Blind Peer Review Process
The editors upon consulting the editorial board identify potential reviewers based on their expertise in the field, rigor and scientific methodology. Two reviewers are thus identified for each submitted manuscript. The reviewers are selected also by selecting from our database reviewers whose past contributions recommend them by their quality reviews and fit into the time frame.
Potential reviewers are contacted by the editorial secretary about their availability and interest in reviewing. Inquiries to reviewers are sent by e-mail, which includes the manuscript abstract and the assignment deadline. When prospective reviewers agree to serve, they are permitted access to the manuscript and reviewing instructions, without however being permitted to know the author(s)' name. The reviewers’ names are also unknown to the manuscript author(s). The time frame for making their decision is a maximum of three weeks. After the reviewing process, authors receive the decision from the editorial board as follows: accepted, accepted with slight changes, revise and resubmit, rejected.
Open Access Statement
Danubius Journals Platform publishes fully open access journals, which means that all articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication, without requiring a subscription to the journal. The journals are online first which allows authors, within a set deadline, to revise their posted article before printing. All the articles undergo blind and editorial peer-review and quality control.
The articles that are published in the journal are distributed under CC BY license. Users can distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon our articles, even commercially, as long as they are credited for the original creation.
Benefits of open access for authors include:
- Free access for all users worldwide;
- Authors retain copyright to their work;
- Increased visibility and readership worldwide.
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
In case of multiple submissions of the same authors or coauthors of different articles, the journal reserves the right to choose only ONE (1) accepted paper to publish per issue.
All the articles before being submitted to the peer review process are being verified by an Anti-Plagiarism Software, TURNITIN, and there are accepted only the ones that do not exceed 10% of information taken from other sources.