IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences

Editors: Dr Sharo Shafaie and Dr Deborah G. Wooldridge

ISSN: 2187-0675
Contact: ijpbs@iafor.org

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 two issues annually.

Indexes: The IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences is indexed in DOAJ, TROVESHERPA/RoMEO, MIAR and Google Scholar. DOIs are assigned to each published issue and article via Crossref.

2018 Publication Timeline

Volume 4 Issue 2
Submissions are now closed
Submissions closed: September 30, 2018
Review and selection of papers: June 1 – September 30, 2018
Editorial Board final review and expected publication: November 30, 2018

When submitting articles, please first ensure that it is formatted according to the Author Guidelines and then send it to the Editor via the Submit Manuscript page.

The 2019 Publication Timeline will be announced after the publication of this issue.

Volume 5 – Special Issue – Spring 2019: Call for Papers

We invite you to submit your manuscript for an upcoming special issue of The IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences. This special issue is on advancing a robust understanding of Creativity and Creativity Enhancement. the Guest Editor is Dr Arpan Yagnik, Pennsylvania State University at Erie, USA.

Abstract submissions are now closed
Abstract submissions closed September 30, 2018

Editorial Board final review and expected publication: Spring 2019

Creativity is a powerful force allowing individuals to connect the seemingly unconnected and broaden the horizons of human imagination. Creativity is highly valued in the contemporary American society. Creativity is one of the most sought after skills by recruiters along with communication. Creative individuals and ideas have a special place in society due to their high impact contributions.

In this issue we invite paper proposals from researchers of diverse backgrounds whose work touches upon the theoretical or the applied aspects of creativity or enhancement of creativity in any of the following areas:

  • Community Development
  • Communication
  • Education
  • General Psychology
  • Human Development & Family Studies
  • Mental and Physical Health
  • Technology & Innovation

Studies of creativity in different contexts, cultures, and disciplines, new conceptualizations, new methods of assessment, scale development, theoretical advancements, introducing new creativity enhancement strategies, and assessing or examining an existing creativity enhancement strategy will be given preference.

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit an abstract (no more than 350 words) for initial review. Upon approval you will be invited to submit your manuscript for blind peer review. If invited, you will need to submit your manuscript electronically following the submission and formatting guidelines provided on the journal website. Your manuscripts will be sent to international reviewers for blind peer review. Based on the feedback provided by the reviewers, a decision (acceptance, revision, rejection) pertaining your manuscript will be communicated to you. All accepted articles will be screened using plagiarism check software.

Send your abstract to the Guest Editor via the Submit Manuscript page. Please mark your submission Special Issue on the submission form.

For additional information regarding the special issue, please contact the Guest Editor.

Guest Editor: Dr Arpan Yagnik, The Pennsylvania State University at Erie, USA.
Email: yagnik@psu.edu


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