Article Submission Guidelines


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General Information

Articles can only be submitted electronically in .doc/.docx format and should 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 read like a typical scientific publication. The magazine's primary goal is edutainment. 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 editors in chief ( &

Manuscript Preparation

Authors should prepare their manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition, see also here). However, we ask that you use a numbered in-text citation style (i.e., 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. 

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: 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. 

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 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. 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 will be anonymous in the review process. 

Matthew Baldwin 

Editorial Staff
Rosine Rutten
Reine van der Wal
Mitch Brown
Amanda Sesko
Andreas Burger
Marlene Werner