Submission Guidelines

In-Mind requests authors to submit their manuscript via e-mail (to Articles can only be submitted electronically in .rtf or .doc/.docx format. Please save the article and any accompanying images under the first author's last name (e.g., IJzerman.doc or IJzerman.png). We expect manuscripts to be submitted in APA Format. We only accept review articles of psychological phenomena (broadly defined), with fewer than 2,500 words (excluding references, abstract, and definitions) that are intended to inform the general public about psychological trends and research.

Important: Please note that the writing style of In-Mind articles differs significantly from scientific articles. While we expect APA formatting, manuscripts submitted to In-Mind should not have the read of common scientific publications. The magazine's primary goal is edutainment. We expect scientific rigidity and thoroughness of summarizing the work in our field, while preserving readability tailored to a wider audience. We believe this readability is attained by adopting a different style of writing. We expect authors to write an attractive lede and nut graf in a "story-telling" way. In order to aid authors in their writing and to provide information on what a lede and nut graf is, we provide slides from a workshop at the yearly meeting for Association for Psychological Science, taught by APS' Scott Sleek and In-Mind's Hans IJzerman. You may download these here. In addition, you may download a helpful checklist for authors here. Authors are encouraged to read recently published articles as examples. 

In-Mind is a peer reviewed e-journal.

General correspondence may be directed towards the editors in chief ( and

Manuscript Preparation
Authors should prepare their manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition, see also here). The In-Mind team may copyedit your manuscript for bias-free language and readability. Formatting instructions (all copies must be double-spaced) and instructions for the preparation of tables, figures, references, matrices, and abstracts appear in the manual. 

Keywords: All manuscripts must include up to five keywords for search indexing purposes. 

Definitions: All manuscripts must include a list of definitions of psychological terms used. 

Teaser: All manuscripts should provide a teaser for the frontpage of the website. Teasers should not exceed three sentences. Better teasers means more readers!

Abstract: All manuscripts should provide an abstract. We will not publish this with the manuscript, but the abstract will be important for indexing purposes. 

References: References should be provided in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text and each citation should be listed in the references. 

Supplemental Materials: In-Mind requires at least two images per article. Please use only original materials for which copyright has been obtained. Responsibility to acquire copyright remains with authors. Images need to be at least 300 px wide for small images, and 800 px wide for large images. Outward links can be placed on a limited basis. Authors of accepted papers will be asked to work with the editor and production staff to provide supplemental materials where appropriate. 

Biography: The first author should submit a brief biography with his or her affiliation, research interests, and a picture. For examples, please see the Magazine Staff section. For each author, we also request an image (in .png format). 

Publication Policies: We require from authors to submit only original materials, and submitted work should not be under editorial consideration elsewhere. We advise you to consider this when sending your manuscript to In-Mind. 

We only accept review articles that are directed at the general audience. This means that we do not accept reports of original datasets.

Copyright of accepted manuscripts are automatically transferred to In-Mind Magazine. The English version of In-Mind is indexed in the International Standard Serial Number Register under ISSN 1877-5306. 

The format to refer to In-Mind articles is as follows:
 Schubert, T., & Giessner, S. (2007). The naked power: Understanding nonverbal communications of power. In-Mind Magazine, 5. 


In-Mind Team

In-Mind Magazine is a peer-reviewed magazine presenting research from psychology to a wider audience. What does peer-review entail? Peer-review, in scientific circles, means that articles are reviewed by reviewers, anonymous for authors. These reviewers judge the quality of the article. At In-Mind Magazine: After a user submits an article, the editor-in-chief assigns an associate editor who seeks out one expert in the respective research area and one other reviewer, who assures that the article is more broadly understandable. Finally, a journalist/prominent science writer will read through the article in order to bridge the information to a lay audience. Authors are commonly researchers (graduate students or advanced researchers) in psychology. Authors can request to be anonymous in the review process.

Dylan Selterman & Lieke Braadbaart

Editorial Board
Diana Onu
Hannah Nohlen
Rosanna Guadagno
Marc Wilson
Jay Wood
Reine van der Wal
Jay Wood
Nicole Muscanell
Emir Efendic
Julia Rohrer
Lisa Droogendyk
Eiko Fried

Editorial Review Board
Alan Fiske
Angela Leung
Ap Dijksterhuis
Ayse Uskul
Brad Bushman
Ilja van Beest
Jim Blascovich
Julius Kuhl
Lawrence Barsalou
Mark van Vugt
Matthijs Baas
Patricia Parmelee
Paul van Lange
Theresa DiDonato
Thomas Schubert
Wolfgang Stroebe

Associated Science Writers
Wray Herbert
Scott Sleek
Robert Goodier
Matt Satterfield
Natasha Richter

Published Monthly, beginning in December 2006

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