Journal scope statement

Psychological Bulletin
®
publishes prove syntheses of research in scientific psychology. Show syntheses seek to summarize by research by drawing overall conclusions from many separate investigations that address related or identical hypotheses. A research synthesis typically presents the authors’ assessments:

  • of the country of knowledge apropos the relations of interest
  • of critical assessments of the strengths and weaknesses in past research
  • of important issues that research has left unresolved, thereby directing future inquiry so it tin can yield a maximum amount of new data.

Testify syntheses may take many forms (eastward.1000., systematic reviews, meta-analyses, meta-reviews). Evidence syntheses that develop connections betwixt areas of enquiry are specially valuable. No matter the grade of review submitted, it is ideal that the methods to attain the conclusions are stated with precision and clarity, then that the contribution of the research synthesis can better be judged. Thus, transparency of methods is a priority. In some cases, rigorous and thorough qualitative reviews tin can be considered for publication. In all cases, skillful peer reviewers appraise the claims made in the review; submissions are expected to note limitations to the methods used to review evidence. Manuscripts dealing with topics at the interface of psychological sciences and society are welcome, equally are evaluations of applied psychological therapies, programs, and interventions. Expository articles may be published if they are accounted transparent, accurate, wide, clear, and pertinent. Bear witness syntheses should be submitted to
Psychological Bulletin
even when they develop integrated theoretical statements. However, original theoretical articles should be submitted to
Psychological Review, even when they include summaries of research. Methodological articles that previously were submitted to
Psychological Bulletin
should at present be submitted to
Psychological Methods.

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APA and the editors of
Psychological Message
®
assume no responsibility for statements and opinions advanced by the authors of its manufactures.

Periodical highlights

Submission Guidelines

Before submission, delight carefully read and follow the submission guidelines detailed beneath. Manuscripts that exercise not accommodate to the submission guidelines may be returned without review.

Submission

Submit manuscripts electronically through the Manuscript Submission Portal. Our preferred format is Microsoft Word (.docx). LaTex (.tex) may besides exist used; submit every bit a zip file with an accompanied Portable Document Format (.pdf) of the manuscript file.

All new manuscripts submitted should be prepared co-ordinate to the
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
using the 7th edition. Manuscripts may be copyedited for bias-free language (run into Chapter 5 of the Publication Manual). APA Style and Grammar Guidelines for the seventh
edition are available.

Submit Manuscript

Blair T. Johnson, editor

University of Connecticut

General correspondence may be directed to the editor’s office.

In addition to addresses and telephone numbers, please supply electronic mail addresses and fax numbers, if bachelor, for potential use past the editorial part and later by the production office.

Keep a copy of the manuscript to guard against loss.

Psychological Bulletin
uses a software system to screen submitted content for similarity with other published content. The system compares the initial version of each submitted manuscript against a database of millions of scholarly documents, likewise as content appearing on the open web. This process enables APA to bank check submissions for potential overlap with material previously published in scholarly journals (e.chiliad., lifted or republished material).

Full general correspondence may be directed to the editorial role.

Masked review policy

The identities of authors will be withheld from reviewers and will be revealed after determining the final disposition of the manuscript only upon request and with the permission of the authors.

Authors are responsible for the preparation of manuscripts to permit masked review. Manuscripts submitted electronically should include all author names and affiliations, equally well equally the corresponding writer’s and co-authors’ contact information, in the box labeled “cover letter,” not in the manuscript file.

Every endeavor should exist made to ensure that the manuscript itself contains no clues to the authors’ identities, including deletion of easily identified self-references from the reference listing also as grant numbers, names of institutions providing IRB approval, cocky-citations (peculiarly to recent publications), and links to online repositories for data, materials, code, or preregistrations (e.g., Create a View-Just Link for a Projection).

If an author believes that disclosing a personal identity is critical to receiving a fair review, such a asking forth with a justification should be fabricated in the cover letter accompanying the manuscript.

Every effort should be made to ensure that the manuscript itself contains no clues to the authors’ identities, including deletion of easily identified self-references from the reference list.

If an writer feels that revealing his or her identity is critical to receiving a fair review, such a asking along with its justification should be made in the embrace alphabetic character accompanying the manuscript.

Delight ensure that the final version for production includes a byline and full author note for typesetting.

Periodical Article Reporting Standards

Authors using meta-analytic methods must consult APA Style Meta-Analytic Reporting Standards (MARS). All systematic reviews must conform to standards of Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA; Page et al., 2020); every bit the championship of this standard implies, PRISMA is a reporting standard and not a formal methodological quality standard. These standards offer means to ameliorate transparency in reporting to ensure that readers have the data necessary to evaluate the quality of the inquiry, to facilitate collaboration, and to ease replication efforts. These and other contemporary guidelines focus on transparency in methods reporting, recommending descriptions of how the researchers’ ain perspectives affected the study, too as the contexts in which the research and analysis took place (for further details, see editorial, Johnson, 2021). For submissions using quantitative and mixed methods, authors must adhere to the APA Mode Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS).

Transparency and openness

APA endorses the Transparency and Openness Promotion (Pinnacle) Guidelines developed past a customs working group in conjunction with the Centre for Open Science (Nosek et al. 2015). Effective February ane, 2022, empirical inquiry, including meta-analyses, submitted to
Psychological Message
will be required to report their piece of work transparently every bit per periodical policy.

Authors should include a subsection in the method section titled “Transparency and openness.” This subsection should detail the efforts the authors take made to comply with the TOP guidelines. For example:

Nosotros adhered to the MARS guidelines for meta-analytic reporting (Appelbaum et al., 2018). All meta-analytic information, analysis lawmaking, and inquiry materials (including our coding scheme) are bachelor at [stable link to repository]. Data were analyzed using R, version 4.0.0 (R Core Squad, 2020) and the bundle
metafor, version three.0-two (Viechtbauer, 2010). This review project was not preregistered.

We adhered to the PRISMA 2020 guidelines for systematic reviews (Folio et al., 2021). All data, analysis code, and enquiry materials (including our coding scheme) are available at [stable link to repository]. Information were modeled using Comprehensive Meta-Analysis Version 3 (Borenstein et al., 2013). This review project was preregistered at [stable link to repository].

Nosotros adhered to the PRISMA 2020 guidelines for systematic reviews (Page et al., 2021). All data and research materials (including our coding scheme) are available at [stable link to repository]. This review was non preregistered.

Links to preregistrations and data, code, and materials should also be included in the author note.

  • Citation: Level 2, Requirement—All data, program code, and other methods developed by others must be accordingly cited in the text and listed in the references section, equally relevant.
  • Information Transparency: Level ii, Requirement—Commodity states whether the raw and/or processed data on which report conclusions are based are available and either where to access them or the legal or ethical reasons why they are not available (with approval from the editor in chief).
  • Analytic Methods (Code) Transparency: Level 2, Requirement—Commodity states whether reckoner code or syntax needed to reproduce analyses in an article is available and either where to access it or the legal or ethical reasons why information technology is not available.
  • Research Materials Transparency: Level 2, Requirement—Commodity states whether materials described in the method section are available and either where to access them or states the legal and/or ethical reasons why they are not available (with approval from the editor in chief).
  • Pattern and Analysis Transparency (Reporting Standards): Level 2, Requirement—Authors must comply with APA Way Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS and/or MARS). PRISMA 2020 is an adequate replacement.
  • Written report Preregistration: Level 2, Requirement—Article states whether the study design and (if applicable) hypotheses of any of the work reported was preregistered and, if so, where to admission it. If the study was preregistered, access to the preregistration should be available at submission. Authors must submit a masked re-create via stable link or supplemental material.
  • Analysis Plan Preregistration: Level two, Requirement—Commodity states whether any of the work reported preregistered an assay program and, if and then, where to access information technology. If the analysis programme was preregistered, access to the preregistration should be bachelor at submission. Authors must submit a masked copy via stable link or supplemental material.
  • Replication: Level one, Disclosure—The journal publishes replications only if they correspond pregnant advances in psychological science and/or practice, consistent with the aims and scope ofPsychological Bulletin.

Data, materials, and lawmaking

Reviews that include quantitative analyses (due east.yard., meta-analyses) must state whether information and written report materials (if these were created for the review, e.g., coding schemes) are available and where to access them. If they cannot be made bachelor, authors must state the legal or ethical reasons why they are not available. Recommended repositories include APA’s repository on the Open up Science Framework (OSF).

Nosotros crave that authors who submit quantitative analyses supply their databases, codebook, and relevant scripts (e.grand., and so that reviewers can check analyses).

Authors may provide anonymized links to databases, codebook, and relevant scripts (instructions on how to do so are available on OSF); Dataverse and ICPSR also offer services for posting replication data files). Should the manuscript be published, these links (now made non-anonymized) must be included in the writer note. Authors should be alert to use registries that permit anonymizing contributors’ names (to maintain the journal’southward double-masked reviewing strategy). Equally of December 2021, PROSPERO does not offer this feature;
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submissions that take been registered on PROSPERO tin can exist attach the registration details as an appendix, omitting author names and the registration number.

Authors must make certain to remove authorship information (e.one thousand., names, affiliations) from these files, in order to help maintain the integrity of the double-masked review process. Similarly, linked webpage and materials available in that location should not reveal the authors’ identities. The database must include all variables reported in the manuscript.

In both the author note and at the finish of the method section, specify whether and where the data and material will exist available or note the legal or ethical reasons for non doing so. For submissions with quantitative or simulation analytic methods, land in the transparency and openness sub-section whether the report assay code is available, and, if and then, where to access it. For instance:

All data for this project, along with relevant lawmaking and codebooks, have been made publicly available at the [repository proper name] and can be accessed at [persistent URL or DOI].

The code behind this analysis/simulation has been made publicly available at the [repository name] and tin be accessed at [persistent URL or DOI].

Preregistration of studies and assay plans

Preregistration of studies and specific hypotheses are often a useful tool for making strong theoretical claims. Likewise, preregistration of analysis plans can be useful for distinguishing confirmatory and exploratory analyses. We encourage investigators to preregister their studies and assay plans prior to conducting the research (eastward.g., ClinicalTrials.gov or the Preregistration for Quantitative Research in Psychology template) via a publicly accessible registry arrangement (eastward.chiliad., OSF, ClinicalTrials.gov, or other trial registries in the WHO Registry Network).

Articles must state whether or not whatever work was preregistered and, if and then, where to access the preregistration. If reviews were pre-registered equally protocols or if quantitative analyses were pre-registered, include the registry links in the method section and the writer note. Preregistrations must be available to reviewers; authors may submit a masked copy via stable link or supplemental textile. Links in the method section (transparency and openness sub-section) and the author notation should be replaced with an identifiable copy on acceptance. For example:

For a systematic review: This review’south protocol was pre-registered at [stable link to protocol]. We followed the PRISMA-P checklist when preparing the protocol, and nosotros followed PRISMA reporting guidelines for the concluding report.

For a systematic review with meta-assay:
This review’s protocol was pre-registered at [stable link to protocol]. We followed the PRISMA-P checklist when preparing the protocol, and we followed PRISMA reporting guidelines for the final study. The meta-analytic analysis program is at [stable link]. The meta-analytic data are shared at [stable link to repository].

For a meta-analysis that extends a previous review:
This review replicates and extends [commendation to previous review]. Its protocol was pre-registered at [stable link to protocol]. Nosotros followed the PRISMA-P checklist when preparing the protocol, and we followed PRISMA reporting guidelines for the final report. The meta-analytic analysis plan is at [stable link]. The meta-analytic information are shared at [stable link to repository].

For an unregistered review: This review was non pre-registered. We followed PRISMA reporting guidelines for the last report.

Policy on commentaries

Psychological Bulletin
traditionally publishes commentaries that are requested by the action editor in light of issues that arise during the review. These commentaries are cursory, with the length set by the action editor only never exceeding half of the length of the original article.

The authors of the target article are then invited to write a response. The length of the response is also determined by the action editor and cannot exceed half of the length of the individual commentary/ies.

Both commentaries and responses accept a strict timeline set by the activity editor, which is typically i calendar month. The response from the author/due south of the target article ends the give-and-take in the context of
Psychological Bulletin. After that point, authors are encouraged to submit related manuscripts to other scientific outlets.

Commentaries are not accepted for articles that are already in print.

Unsolicited commentaries may exist submitted by authors only while accustomed target articles are disseminated online. If submitted later, authors must nowadays a strong rationale for considering a comment across the standard time frame. Such requests, nonetheless, are rarely granted, and authors should consider other outlets for unsolicited commentaries. Unsolicited commentaries are subject to the regular process of preliminary editorial review later which a commentary, if deemed appropriate, may be sent out for external peer review.

No commentaries are published without external review.

Manuscript preparation

Prepare manuscripts according to the
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Clan
using the 7th
edition. Manuscripts may be copyedited for bias-free language (see Chapter five of the
Publication Transmission). APA Style and Grammar Guidelines for the viithursday
edition are available.

Review APA’s Journal Manuscript Preparation Guidelines earlier submitting your article.

Double-space all copy. Other formatting instructions, equally well equally instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, announced in the
Transmission. Additional guidance on APA Fashion is available on the APA Fashion website.

Beneath are additional instructions regarding the preparation of brandish equations, figurer code, and tables.

Display equations

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If you take an equation that has already been produced using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010 and you take access to the full version of MathType 6.5 or later, yous can convert this equation to MathType by clicking on MathType Insert Equation. Re-create the equation from Microsoft Word and paste it into the MathType box. Verify that your equation is correct, click File, and then click Update. Your equation has now been inserted into your Discussion file as a MathType Equation.

Computer code

Considering altering estimator code in any way (east.grand., indents, line spacing, line breaks, page breaks) during the typesetting procedure could alter its meaning, we treat computer lawmaking differently from the rest of your article in our production procedure. To that end, we asking separate files for calculator lawmaking.

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We request that runnable source code be included as supplemental cloth to the article. For more information, visit Supplementing Your Article With Online Material.

In the text of the article

If you would like to include code in the text of your published manuscript, delight submit a split file with your code exactly every bit you want it to announced, using Courier New font with a type size of 8 points. We will brand an paradigm of each segment of code in your commodity that exceeds forty characters in length. (Shorter snippets of code that appear in text will be typeset in Courier New and run in with the rest of the text.) If an appendix contains a mix of code and explanatory text, delight submit a file that contains the entire appendix, with the code keyed in 8-signal Courier New.

Tables

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Academic writing and English language language editing services

Authors who feel that their manuscript may benefit from additional bookish writing or language editing support prior to submission are encouraged to seek out such services at their host institutions, engage with colleagues and subject matter experts, and/or consider several vendors that offer discounts to APA authors.

Delight note that APA does not endorse or accept responsibleness for the service providers listed. It is strictly a referral service.

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Abstract and keywords

All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 250 words typed on a separate page. Subsequently the abstruse, please supply up to 5 keywords or cursory phrases.

Public significance statements

Authors submitting manuscripts to
Psychological Message
are required to provide 2 to three brief sentences regarding the relevance or public wellness significance of the study or meta-analysis described in their manuscript.

This description should be included within the manuscript on the abstract/keywords page.

It should be written in linguistic communication that is easily understood by both professionals and members of the lay public.

Examples:

  • “This meta-analytic review strongly suggests that (description of a given psychosocial treatment) is an constructive treatment for anxiety, merely but if it is of mild to moderate severity. For persons with severe feet, boosted treatments may be necessary.”
  • “This systematic review indicates that personality changes following psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. The changes are modest and persist for (clarification of time in months or years)”
  • “This meta-analytic review reveals a small to moderate issue of incidentally presenting words (east.g., as part of a game) on the actual deportment of the recipients post-obit priming. These effects are stronger when recipients of the primes are likely to value the behavior.”

To be maximally useful, these statements of public significance should not simply be sentences lifted straight from the manuscript.

This statement supports efforts to increment the broadcasting and usage of inquiry findings by larger and more diverse audiences. In add-on, they should be able to be translated into media-appropriate statements for use in printing releases and on social media.

Authors may refer to the Guidance for Translational Abstracts and Public Significance Statements page for assist writing their statement.

Prior to final credence and publication, all public significance statements will exist carefully reviewed to brand sure they meet these standards. Authors will be expected to revise statements as necessary.

References

Listing references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the references section.

Examples of basic reference formats:

Journal article

McCauley, S. M., & Christiansen, Chiliad. H. (2019). Linguistic communication learning equally language use: A cross-linguistic model of child language development.
Psychological Review,
126(1), 1–51. https://doi.org/10.1037/rev0000126

Authored book

Brown, L. S. (2018).
Feminist therapy
(2nd ed.). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000092-000

Chapter in an edited book

Balsam, K. F., Martell, C. R., Jones. K. P., & Safren, Southward. A. (2019). Affirmative cognitive behavior therapy with sexual and gender minority people. In G. Y. Iwamasa & P. A. Hays (Eds.),
Culturally responsive cognitive behavior therapy: Practise and supervision
(2nd ed., pp. 287–314). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000119-012

All secondary data and program code and other methods from other articles must be appropriately cited in the text and listed in the references department.

Data prepare commendation

Alegria, One thousand., Jackson, J. S., Kessler, R. C., & Takeuchi, D. (2016). Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys (CPES), 2001–2003 [Data set]. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20240.v8

Software/Code citation

Viechtbauer, W. (2010). Conducting meta-analyses in R with the metafor package.
Journal of Statistical Software, 36(3), 1–48. https://world wide web.jstatsoft.org/v36/i03/

Wickham, H. et al., (2019). Welcome to the tidyverse.
Periodical of Open Source Software, iv(43), 1686, https://doi.org/ten.21105/joss.0
1686

Figures

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For authors who prefer their figures to be published in colour both in print and online, original color figures can be printed in color at the editor’due south and publisher’southward discretion provided the author agrees to pay:

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  • An additional $600 for the second figure
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Permissions

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Editorial Lath

Editor

Blair T. Johnson, PhD

University of Connecticut, United States

Acquaintance editors

Lucy Bowes, PhD

Academy of Oxford, United Kingdom

Noel A. Carte, PhD

University of Georgia, U.s.

Sheri L. Johnson, PhD

University of California, Berkeley, United States

Daphna Oyserman, PhD

University of Southern California, United States

Nnamdi Pole, PhD

Smith College, United States

James Due east. Pustejovsky, PhD

Academy of Wisconsin Madison, United states

Rong Su, PhD

University of Iowa, United States

Paul Verhaeghen, PhD

Georgia Institute of Engineering science, United States

Daniel Voyer, PhD

University of New Brunswick, Canada

Thomas Fifty. Webb, PhD

University of Sheffield, United kingdom

Consulting editors

Dolores Albarracin, PhD

Academy of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Us

Tammy D. Allen, PhD

University of Southward Florida, The states

Karl Ask, PhD

Academy of Gothenburg, Sweden

Randy P. Auerbach, PhD

Columbia University, United States

Karen Bartsch, PhD

University of Wyoming, United States

Elliot T. Berkman, PhD

Academy of Oregon, The states

Daniel Berry, EdD

University of Minnesota, United states

Ellen Bialystok, PhD

York University, Canada

Nichelle C. Carpenter, PhD

Rutgers Academy-New Brunswick, Usa

Stephen J. Ceci, PhD

Cornell Academy, United States

Man-pui Sally Chan, PhD

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, United States

Cecilia Cheng, PhD

The Academy of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Mike W. L. Cheung, PhD

National Academy of Singapore, Singapore

Pim Cuijpers, PhD

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dev K. Dalal, PhD

University at Albany, State University of New York, United States

Paul De Boeck, PhD

The Ohio Country University, United states of america

Eco J. C. de Geus, PhD

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Alice H. Eagly, PhD

Northwestern University, U.s.

Paul W. Eastwick, PhD

Academy of California, Davis, United States

Eli Finkel, PhD

Northwestern University, United States

R. Chris Fraley, PhD

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

Barbara L. Fredrickson, PhD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States

Daniel Fulford, PhD

Boston University, United States

Jane Gillham, PhD

Swarthmore Higher, U.s.

Usha Claire Goswami, PhD

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

William H. Gottdiener, PhD

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Usa

Martin Hagger, PhD

University of California, Merced, Us

Lauren Due south. Hallion, PhD

University of Pittsburgh, Us

Sam A. Hardy, PhD

Brigham Young University, United States

Elizabeth P. Hayden, PhD

Academy of Western Ontario, Canada

Emily Alden Hennessy, PhD

Harvard Medical School, United states of america

Janet S. Hyde, PhD

Academy of Wisconsin-Madison, United States

Sara Jaffee, PhD

University of Pennsylvania, United States

Maria Kangas, PhD

Macquarie University, Australia

Julia Karbach, PhD

University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

Deborah A. Kashy, PhD

Michigan State University, United states of america

Alison C. Koenka, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth Academy, United States

Benedek Kurdi, PhD

Cornell University, United States

Richard Thou. Lee, PhD

Academy of Minnesota, United States

Kristen Lindquist, PhD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Loma, U.s.

Songqi Liu, PhD

Georgia State University, U.s.a.

Kellie Lynch, PhD

The University of Texas at San Antonio, United States

Keith Maddox, PhD

Tufts University, U.s.

Iris Mauss, PhD

Academy of California, Berkeley, United States

Blakeley B. McShane, PhD

Northwestern University, Usa

Monica Melby-Lervåg, PhD

University of Oslo, Norway

Wendy Berry Mendes, PhD

Academy of California, San Francisco, United States

Diana Meter, PhD

Utah State University, United States

Gregory E. Miller, PhD

Northwestern Academy, The states

Nora S. Newcombe, PhD

Temple University, United States

Paula 1000. Niedenthal, PhD

University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.s.

Deniz S. Ones, PhD

University of Minnesota, United States

Fred Oswald, PhD

Rice University, United States

John Pachankis, PhD

Yale University, United states of america

Erika A. Patall, PhD

University of Southern California, Usa

Peng Peng, PhD

The University of Texas at Austin, United States

Terri D. Pigott, PhD

Georgia State University, United States

Laura Southward. Richman, PhD

Duke Academy, Us

Hannah Rothstein, PhD

Baruch College—CUNY, United States

Camilo Ruggero, PhD

Academy of Northward Texas, U.s.

Ayelet Meron Ruscio, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania, United States

Toni Schmader, PhD

Academy of British Columbia, Canada

Tali Sharot, PhD

Academy College London, Great britain

Paschal Sheeran, PhD

University of N Carolina at Chapel Hill, The states

James A. Shepperd, PhD

University of Florida, United States

Jonathan Smallwood, PhD

University of York, U.k.

Jose A. Soto, PhD

The Pennsylvania State University, Usa

Bonnie Spring, PhD

Northwestern University, United States

Maya Tamir, PhD

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
State of israel

Emily East. Tanner-Smith, PhD

University of Oregon, The states

Isabel Thielmann, PhD

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law, Frg

Kiara R. Timpano, PhD

University of Miami, The states

Elizabeth Tipton, PhD

Northwestern Academy, Usa

Andrew R. Todd, PhD

University of California, Davis, United States

Linda R. Tropp, PhD

Academy of Massachusetts Amherst, United States

Elliot M. Tucker-Drob, PhD

University of Texas at Austin, Usa

Wolfgang Viechtbauer, PhD

Maastricht Academy, Netherlands

Geoff Ward, PhD

University of Essex, Britain

Edward Robert Watkins, PhD

University of Exeter, Britain

Brenton M. Wiernik, PhD

University of S Florida, United States

Jennifer Wiley, PhD

University of Illinois at Chicago, United states

David B. Wilson, PhD

George Mason University, United States

Aidan G. C. Wright, PhD

University of Pittsburgh, Usa

Methodological reviewers

Christine M. Curley, JD, MS

University of Connecticut, United States

Alisa Feygis

University of Connecticut, United states

Gabrielle K. Ger, BA

Academy of Connecticut, United States

Matthew B. Jané, MS

University of Connecticut, United States

Lisset Martinez-Berman, BS

Academy of Connecticut, United States

Barış Sevi, MA, MS

University of Connecticut, U.s.a.

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American Psychological Association, United States

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Transparency and Openness Promotion

APA endorses the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines by a community working group in conjunction with the Middle for Open Scientific discipline (Nosek et al. 2015). The Acme Guidelines cover eight fundamental aspects of enquiry planning and reporting that tin be followed by journals and authors at iii levels of compliance. For example:

  • Level ane: Disclosure—The article must disclose whether or not the materials are available.
  • Level 2: Requirement—The article must share materials when legally and ethically permitted (or disclose the legal and/or upstanding brake when not permitted).
  • Level 3: Verification—A third party must verify that the standard is met.

As of February i, 2022, empirical research, including meta-analyses, submitted to
Psychological Bulletin
must, at a minimum, meet Level 2 (Requirement) for all aspects of research planning and reporting. Authors should include a subsection in their methods description titled “Transparency and openness.” This subsection should particular the efforts the authors have made to comply with the Top guidelines.

The tabular array below summarizes the minimal Superlative requirements of the journal; please refer to the Summit guidelines for details, and contact the editor (Blair T. Johnson, PhD) with whatever farther questions. Authors must share data, materials, and code via trusted repositories (e.chiliad., APA’due south repository on the Open Scientific discipline Framework (OSF)), and nosotros encourage investigators to preregister their studies and analysis plans prior to conducting the inquiry. There are many available preregistration forms (e.chiliad., the APA Preregistration for Quantitative Inquiry in Psychology template, ClinicalTrials.gov, or other preregistration templates available via OSF); completed preregistration forms should be posted on a publicly accessible registry organisation (eastward.one thousand., OSF, ClinicalTrials.gov, or other trial registries in the WHO Registry Network).

The following listing presents the 8 central aspects of enquiry planning and reporting, the Top level required by
Psychological Bulletin, and a cursory clarification of the journal’s policy.

  • Citation: Level ii, Requirement—All data, program code, and other methods adult by others must be appropriately cited in the text and listed in the references section.
  • Information Transparency: Level two, Requirement—Commodity states whether the raw and/or processed data on which written report conclusions are based are available and either where to access them or the legal or ethical reasons why they are not bachelor.
  • Analytic Methods (Code) Transparency: Level ii, Requirement—Article states whether computer code or syntax needed to reproduce analyses in an article is bachelor and either where to access it or the legal or ethical reasons why information technology is not bachelor.
  • Enquiry Materials Transparency: Level 2, Requirement—Article states whether materials described in the method section are available and either where to access them or the legal or ethical reasons why they are non available.
  • Blueprint and Analysis Transparency (Reporting Standards): Level two, Requirement—Authors must comply with APA Fashion Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS and/or MARS).
  • Report Preregistration: Level ii, Requirement—Commodity states whether the report pattern and (if applicative) hypotheses of any of the work reported was preregistered and, if so, where to admission information technology. If the study was preregistered, access to the preregistration should be available at submission. Authors must submit a masked re-create via stable link or supplemental textile.
  • Assay Programme Preregistration: Level 2, Requirement—Article states whether any of the piece of work reported preregistered an analysis plan and, if so, where to access it. If the assay plan was preregistered, access to the preregistration should be bachelor at submission. Authors must submit a masked re-create via stable link or supplemental material.
  • Replication: Level i, Disclosure—The journal publishes replications only if they represent significant advances in psychological science and/or do, consequent with the aims and telescopic of
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