IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences

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Editors: Dr Sharo Shafaie and Dr Deborah G Wooldridge

ISSN: 2187-0675

Contact: sshafaie@semo.edu, dgwoold@bgsu.edu

The IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent interdisciplinary journal associated with IAFOR’s international conferences on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences. Like all IAFOR publications, it is freely available to read online, and is free of publication fees for authors. The first issue was published in December 2015, and the journal aims to publish three issues annually.

The journal Editor welcomes submissions related to Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences from academics, practitioners and professionals from within the field. Full papers submitted to the related IAFOR conference proceedings research repositories will also be considered, providing that they meet the journal submission guidelines. Authors will be contacted if their paper is selected for review. All papers are reviewed equally according to standard peer review processes, regardless of whether or not the authors have attended a related IAFOR conference.

Indexes: The IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences is indexed in SHERPA/RoMEO and Google Scholar.

Author Guidelines

Journal Editors


Shahrokh (Sharo) Shafaie

Dr Shahrokh (Sharo) Shafaie

Editor

Southeast Missouri State University, USA

Dr Sharo Shafaie is a professor of Child Development at the Southeast Missouri State University, in the College of Health & Human Services. He has a doctoral degree in Psychology, a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Oklahoma, and holds a BS degree in Guidance & Counseling. He has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in several areas including Education, Psychology, Human Development, Human Services, and Child Development, Family Studies programs.

Dr Shafaie has received and managed substantial number of grants to fund research projects as well as several educational and clinical outreach projects to offer intervention services for teachers and families of young children with special needs and developmental delays in the Southeast Missouri region. Currently, he serves as the Administrative Coordinator of the Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA) and Workshop On Wheels training (WOW) programs. The program covers 23 counties at the Southeast Missouri region and is designed to offer educational technical assistance and professional development training to early childhood educators to improve quality of the curriculum in their classrooms.

Moreover, Dr Shafaie is a licensed board certified psychotherapist and serves as a mental health consultant to parents, teachers, and mental health agencies. His primary research interests have been in the area of early social interaction, parenting issues and topics related to cognitive and psychosocial development of children, and he has presented his research findings in many national and international conferences. Dr. Shafaie’s recent research interests are in the areas fatherhood, “at-risk” children and families, and contributions of parent-child relationship in the child’s development, mental health, and educational achievements. He has been a referee for numerous national and international conferences and as has served on the editorial board of several professional journals.

Email: sshafaie@semo.edu



Deborah G. Wooldridge

Dr Deborah G Wooldridge

Editor

Bowling Green State University, USA

Deborah Wooldridge is a Professor and School Director at Bowling Green State University with her area of practice in human development and family studies. Prior to coming to Ohio, she served as the Founding Dean of the College of Family Sciences at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. Deborah was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Bahrain and has done consulting with Ministries of Education and Ministries of Labor and Social Affairs in Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

She has a PhD from Texas Woman’s University and a BS and MS from the University of Oklahoma. During her career in higher education she has published, secured international, federal and state funding for research and community partnership projects. She has been a referee for numerous national and international conferences and as has served on the editorial board of several professional journals in the fields of Education and Social Sciences. Her interdisciplinary research interests include cultural and social issues of the family, early childhood development and creativity, and fatherhood.

Email: dgwoold@bgsu.edu

Members of the Editorial Board

  • Dr Arpan Yagnik, Associate Professor at the Penn State University; Erie, USA
  • Dr Nancy Sonleitner, Research Associate at the University of Oklahoma, USA
  • Dr Ruben Anguiano, Professor at the University of Colorado at Denver, USA
  • Dr Sandra Poirier, Professorat the Middle Tennesee State University, USA
  • Dr Gloysis Mayers, Associate Professor, at the Zayed University, UAE
  • Dr Anita Sani, Ministry of Education, at the United Arab Emirates, UAE
  • Dr Maher Khelifa, Professor at the Qatar University, Qatar
  • Dr Brittany Joseph, at the Bowling Green State University, USA
  • Dr Kristin D Biondolillo, Professor at Arkansas State University, USA
  • Dr Christina Branham, Assistant Professor at Northeastern University, USA
  • Dr Sharon J Davis, Associate Professor. MRC Program Coordinator at Arkansas State University, USA
  • Dr M Cristina Gordon, Assistant Professor at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, USA
  • Dr Ken Newbury, OSMP Grant Coordinator at Bowling Green State University, USA
  • Dr Melissa (Mel) A Odegard-Koester, Associate Professor at Southeast Missouri State University, USA
  • Dr Gail Overbey, Professor at Southeast Missouri State University, USA
  • Dr Leslee K Pollina, Professor at Southeast Missouri State University, USA
  • Dr Arpan Yagnik, Assistant Professor at Penn State University, USA
  • Graduate Student Editorial Assistant: Sriya Chattopadhyay, Bowling Green State University, School of Media and Communication, USA
  • Goals and Aims of the Journal


    The Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences is an open-access, peer reviewed, international and intercultural journal. All papers published in the journal have been subjected to the rigorous and accepted processes of academic peer review. The Journal encourages interdisciplinary research, with the primary focus being on psychology and behavioral sciences. Work which cuts across a variety of disciplines and fields related to psychology and behavioral sciences is encouraged. Original, previously unpublished papers which are not under consideration for publication in any other journal are welcomed. We also accept revised versions of previously published conference proceedings if the version you are submitting to Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences is revised and different from the previously published one by at least 30 percent.

    The Journal covers a variety of topics:

  • General Psychology
  • Psychology and Education
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Human Development
  • Psychological Outreach Services & Community Development
  • Family Studies & Professional Practice
  • At-Risk Children, Youth & Families and Vulnerable Populations
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    Paper Selection and Manuscripts Review Process

    A small number of papers from the associated IAFOR conference proceedings are selected by the journal editors for reworking and revising subject to normal processes of review. It is expected that between 5 and 10 percent of papers included in any given proceedings will be considered for blind-review. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed by an international editorial team and invited advisory members to assure the high quality, worth and integrity of our publications. The journal’s editorial board evaluates each manuscript’s suitability for publication and provides input on articles’ editorial needs for inclusion in the journal. The editors may also commission articles or accept them through open call.

    Volume 3 Issue 1 (Open Call): Timeline

    • Full paper submission to editors by Feb 15, 2017.
    • Review and selection process: February 16 – March 15, 2017.
    • Revision of papers for final submission: April 10, 2017.
    • Editorial Board final review of articles: May 10, 2017.
    • Target publication date: May 31, 2017.

    The Journal adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Guidelines.


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    Editors: Dr Sharo Shafaie and Dr Deborah G. Wooldridge
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    Published: March 2016
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