About the Journal

Aims & Scope

The IAFOR 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 that cuts across a variety of disciplines and fields related to psychology and the behavioral sciences is encouraged. Original, previously unpublished papers which are not under consideration for publication in any other journal are welcomed. We also accept reworked versions of previously published Conference Proceedings articles if the version submitted to the journal is revised and differs from the previously published article by at least 30 percent. All submitted articles must meet the 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.

The IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 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

Submission Fee

There is no submission fee for the IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences.


Page and Colour Charges

There are no page or colour charges for the IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences.


Editorial & Peer 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 are 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. All accepted articles are screened using plagiarism checking software.