Hi there!
We are very sorry. Due to staffing shortages, we are temporarily suspending submissions to the international version of In-Mind Magazine. Please contact us in case you are interested in taking up an editor position (sofia.calderon@psy.gu.se). Also, if you speak German, Italian, French, or Dutch, please consider submitting your article to one of the national versions of In-Mind. We hope to be back in business soon.
The In-Mind Team


Article Submission Guidelines



General Information

Articles can only be submitted electronically in .doc/.docx format. We only accept review articles of psychological phenomena (broadly defined) with a maximum of 2,000 words and 15 references.

Important: Please note that the writing style of In-Mind articles differs significantly from scientific articles. While we expect APA formatting (except for in-text citations, see below), manuscripts submitted to In-Mind should not read like a typical scientific publication. We expect scientific rigidity and thoroughness when summarizing the work in our field but presented in a way that is tailored to a wider audience. We believe this can be attained by adopting a different style of writing. We expect authors to write as if they are telling a story. In order to aid authors in their writing and to provide information how to write a proper lede and nut graf, we provide slides from a workshop 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 editor in chief (sofia.calderon@psy.gu.se).

Manuscript Preparation

Authors should prepare their manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Edition). However, we ask that you use a numbered in-text citation style (the Vancouver system see 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. 

Hook: All manuscripts should provide a one sentence hook that can be used for displaying in Google searches. Better hooks mean more clicks!

Teaser: All manuscripts should provide a teaser for the frontpage. 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: Please use the Vancouver style for citing sources. References should be provided in the order that they appear. Each listed reference should be cited in text with a number that corresponds to the source's position in the reference list. Please utilize a reference manager (e.g., Endnotes function in Word, Endnote) to create your references list.

Supplemental Materials (only after acceptance): Authors of accepted papers will be asked to work with the editor and production staff to provide supplemental materials where appropriate. 

Biography (only after acceptance): 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.

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. 

Final Notes

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. 

What is Peer-Review?

In-Mind Magazine is a peer-reviewed magazine presenting research from psychology to a wider audience. What does peer-review entail? Peer-review means that articles are reviewed by selected experts in the field, who remain anonymous to the authors. These reviewers judge the quality of the article. After a user submits an article, the editor-in-chief assigns an associate editor who then seeks out one expert in the respective research area and one other reviewer, who ensures that the article can be understood broadly. Authors are commonly researchers (graduate students or advanced researchers) in psychology. Authors will be anonymous in the review process.