• Guest Editor: Scott Lilienfeld, PhD
  • Proposal Deadline: August 30, 2017
  • Submission Deadline: December 15, 2017

Archives of Scientific Psychology requests proposals for submissions for a special issue, Heterodox Ideas in Psychology. This issue will be devoted to pressing questions and ideas in psychology that have been accorded insufficient attention because they run counter to conventional wisdom in the field.

The goal of this special issue is to encourage scholarly debate and discussion surrounding scientifically important topics in psychology and allied disciplines that have not received the discussion they deserve, and to stimulate constructive debate regarding a host of controversial topics in our field, including those in social, affective, cognitive, personality, clinical, developmental, and biological psychology.

The article should be brief, no more than 25 pages long double-spaced, inclusive of references. Articles should not provide a comprehensive review of the issues at hand, but should instead raise significant questions concerning the "sacred cows" in a specific domain of inquiry, as well as fruitful directions for scholarship in this area.

The articles should be submitted by December 15, 2017.

Submission Process

If you are interested in contributing to this special issue, first please email a 200–250 word proposal to Scott Lilienfeld, PhD, Associate Editor, Archives of Scientific Psychology, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor, Department of Psychology, Emory University Atlanta, Georgia.

Proposals are due by August 30, 2017.

Full submissions are due by December 15, 2017.

About the Journal

Archives is an open access, collaborative data-sharing journal, meaning that authors will receive maximum exposure for their published work.

Authors of accepted manuscripts are required to submit their dataset before publication — the datasets are securely stored at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the world's largest social science data archive.

Datasets are also assigned their own DOIs, meaning that authors have the opportunity to make their data citable by publishing in Archives.

Alternative accessible data-storage facilities are acceptable as well.

Please review the full journal policy on data-sharing, found in the Manuscript Submission area on the journal's homepage.

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