Description

Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology ® seeks to advance the psychological science of culture, ethnicity, and race through the publication of empirical research, as well as theoretical, conceptual, and integrative review articles that will stimulate further empirical research, on basic and applied psychological issues relevant to racial and ethnic groups that have been historically subordinated, underrepresented, or underserved.

Especially welcome are articles that

  • Contribute to the psychological understanding of issues related to culture, race, and ethnicity through theory-driven or community-driven research. These issues may include (but are not limited to) developmental processes, family relationships, intergroup relations, mental health and well-being, disparities in mental health, health, and education/employment, and treatment and intervention;
  • Involve new, innovative or underutilized research and statistical methods and paradigms. These approaches may include development or cultural adaptation of psychological measures, laboratory experiments, community-based participatory research, meta-analyses, mixed-methods and qualitative, longitudinal, cross-national, and biological and genetic approaches.
  • Apply psychological science to the education and training of psychologists in matters regarding persons from diverse cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, including delivery of evidence-based interventions to racial and ethnic groups that have been underrepresented and underserved; and
  • Critique and promote better science, public policy and service delivery through appropriate application of psychological theory and research on culture, ethnicity, and race. These articles may involve new theory or conceptualization and integrative reviews.

(Formerly Cultural Diversity and Mental Health)

Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology® is a registered trademark of American Psychological Association
Editorial Board

Editor

Richard M. Lee
University of Minnesota

Associate Editors

Rosalie Corona
Virginia Commonwealth University

Alexander M. Czopp
Western Washington University

Su Yeong Kim
The University of Texas at Austin

Norweeta G. Milburn
University of California, Los Angeles

Paul Vedder
Leiden University

Tiffany Yip
Fordham University

Editorial Board

Christopher L. Aberson
Humboldt State University

Steven A. Arthur
University of Kentucky

Leslie Ashburn-Nardo
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis

Germine H. Awad
The University of Texas at Austin

Mayra Bamaca-Colbert
The Pennsylvania State University

Elizabeth Brondolo
St. John's University

Anthony L. Burrow
Cornell University

Christy M. Byrd
University of California, Santa Cruz

Esther J. Calzada
University of Texas at Austin

Belinda Campos
University of California, Irvine

Doris F. Chang
New School for Social Research

Gabriela Chavira
California State University, Northridge

Chuansheng Chen
University of California, Irvine

Yoonsun Choi
The University of Chicago

Shauna M. Cooper
University of South Carolina

Lisa J. Crockett
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Stephanie A. Fryberg
University of Washington

Sarah E. Gaither
Duke University

Melinda A. Gonzales-Backen
Florida State University

Jessica J. Good
Davidson College

Mignonne C. Guy
Virginia Commonwealth University

LaBarron K. Hill
Duke University School of Medicine

Lori S. Hoggard
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Gabriel Horenczyk
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

Noelle Hurd
University of Virginia

Virginia W. Huynh
California State University, Northridge

India R. Johnson
Elon University

Linda P. Juang
University of Potsdam

Lisa Kiang
Wake Forest University

Virginia Kwan
Arizona State University

Sharon F. Lambert
George Washington University

Julia Lechuga
Lehigh University

Marguerita Lightfoot
University of California, San Francisco

Cindy H. Liu
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

Vera Lopez
Arizona State University

Winnie W. S. Mak
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Matthew J. Miller
University of Maryland

Ludwin E. Molina
University of Kansas

Velma V. Murry
Vanderbilt University

Sumie Okazaki
New York University

Anthony D. Ong
Cornell University

Alex L. Pieterse
State University of New York at Albany

Luis M. Rivera
Rutgers University

John A. Sauceda
University of California, San Francisco

Eleanor K. Seaton
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

José A. Soto
Pennsylvania State University

Gabriela L. Stein
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Jenny C. Su
St. Lawrence University

Charlotte Ursula Tate
San Francisco State University

Idia B. Thurston
University of Memphis

Peter F. Titzmann
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University

Lucas Torres
Marquette University

Alisia G. T. T. Tran
Arizona State University

Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor
Arizona State University

Mitch van Geel
Leiden University

Fatima Varner
The University of Texas at Austin

Rheeda L. Walker
University of Houston

Shu-wen Wang
Haverford College

Yijie Wang
Department of Psychology

Jennifer B. Webb
University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Nicole Ennis Whitehead
University of Florida

Clara L. Wilkins
Wesleyan University

Frank Y. Wong
Emory University

Christine J. Yeh
University of San Francisco

Kumar Yogeeswaran
University of Canterbury

Hyung (Brandon) Chol Yoo
Arizona State University

Eunju Yoon
Loyola University Chicago

Qing Zhou
University of California, Berkeley

Manuscript Coordinator

Steve Barnold
American Psychological Association

Council of Research Elders

Guillermo Bernal
University of Puerto Rico

J. Manuel Casas
University of California, Santa Barbara

Lillian Comas-Díaz
Transcultural Mental Health Institute, Washington, DC

Janet Helms
Boston College

James S. Jackson
University of Michigan

John B. Jemmott III
University of Pennsylvania

James M. Jones
University of Delaware

Teresa D. LaFromboise
Stanford University

Frederick T. L. Leong
Michigan State University

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University of San Francisco

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University of California, Irvine

Derald Wing Sue
Teachers College, Columbia University

Stanley Sue
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Richard M. Suinn
Colorado State University

Joseph E. Trimble
Western Washington University

Reiko Homma True
El Cerrito, CA

Luis A. Vargas
University of New Mexico

Melba J. T. Vasquez.
Independent Practice, Austin, TX

Gail E. Wyatt
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

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Manuscript Submission

Prior to submission, please carefully read and follow the submission guidelines detailed below. Manuscripts that do not conform to the submission guidelines may be returned without review.

Submission

Submit manuscripts electronically (.rtf or .doc) through the Manuscript Submission Portal.

Manuscript Submission Portal Entrance

Richard M. Lee
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Department of Psychology
University of Minnesota
75 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

General correspondence may be directed to the Editor's Office.

Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology® seeks to advance the psychological science of culture, ethnicity, and race through the publication of empirical research, as well as theoretical, conceptual, and integrative review articles that will stimulate further empirical research, on basic and applied psychological issues relevant to racial and ethnic groups that have been historically subordinated, underrepresented, or underserved.

Especially welcome are articles that

  • Contribute to the psychological understanding of issues related to culture, race, and ethnicity through theory-driven or community-driven research. These issues may include (but are not limited to) developmental processes, family relationships, intergroup relations, mental health and well-being, disparities in mental health, health, and education/employment, and treatment and intervention;
  • Involve new, innovative or underutilized research and statistical methods and paradigms. These approaches may include development or cultural adaptation of psychological measures, laboratory experiments, community-based participatory research, meta-analyses, mixed-methods and qualitative, longitudinal, cross-national, and biological and genetic approaches.
  • Apply psychological science to the education and training of psychologists in matters regarding persons from diverse cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, including delivery of evidence-based interventions to racial and ethnic groups that have been underrepresented and underserved; and
  • Critique and promote better science, public policy and service delivery through appropriate application of psychological theory and research on culture, ethnicity, and race. These articles may involve new theory or conceptualization and integrative reviews.

Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology is now using 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 50+ million scholarly documents, as well as content appearing on the open web. This allows APA to check submissions for potential overlap with material previously published in scholarly journals (e.g., lifted or republished material).

Types of Articles

Multi-study papers
Multi-study reports involve quantitative and qualitative research with 2 or more studies using different samples. Multi-study papers are more integrative in nature and provide a strong theoretical and empirical contribution to the literature. Manuscripts are limited to 10,000 words of text, including abstract, though shorter manuscripts are strongly encouraged. The word limit does not include reference pages, tables, and figures. Manuscript longer than 10,000 words need to be approved by the editor prior to submission and must make a truly outstanding contribution.

Single study reports
Single study reports of quantitative and qualitative research are between 4,000 and 6,000 words of text (including abstract). The word limit does not include reference pages, tables, and figures. Theoretical, conceptual, and integrative review manuscripts also must adhere to this word limit.

Brief reports
Brief reports are between 2,000 and 3,000 words of text (including abstract). The word limit does not include reference pages, tables, and figures.

Submissions involving pilot data findings, replication of published study findings, psychometric investigations of culture-specific measures, or substantial cultural adaptation of existing measures are most suitable for brief reports. Mere translation and validation of existing psychological measures that are not culture-specific are not appropriate for the journal.

Special Issue and Section Protocol

Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology welcomes proposals for special issues or sections that address a substantive area in the psychological study of culture, ethnicity, and race.

The editorial team will collectively review and approve all proposals. An Associate Editor will serve as the action editor for all special issues/sections and work closely with the guest editor(s) of the special issue/section.

In addition, the journal editorial team (composed of the Editor and Associate Editors) will initiate special issues and sections to address gaps in the literature. In these instances, a call for papers will be announced and widely distributed to solicit manuscripts.

Authors wishing to submit a proposal for a special issue or section should submit the following to the editor.

Proposals must include the following information in this order.

  • Clearly describe the topic or theme for the special issue/section and a rationale for why the special issue/section is needed right now. Be sure to articulate how it is directly related to the advancement of the psychological study of culture, ethnicity, and race. This description should be no longer than 2 paragraphs or 1 page.
  • Briefly explain whether the solicited or accepted papers will be empirical or integrative reviews. A collection of position papers is strongly discouraged unless they include empirical data or integrative reviews. Empirical papers will be given a higher priority as well. Only one commentary by a distinguished expert in the field is allowed for a special issue/section.
  • Denote whether it will be a special issue or special section. Special sections (approximately 6–7 papers) are preferred, especially if contributing authors and papers are already identified.
  • Specify whether the papers are still to be invited through an open call or whether it is a set of proposed papers that have already been identified. Provide a rationale for either approach.
    • If a call for papers, provide the actual call for papers announcement that will be distributed. Provide examples of how proposals will be solicited, reviewed, and selected.
    • If a set of proposed papers, provide the titles, authors, and abstracts.
    • If a commentary is part of the special issue/section, provide the name and affiliation of the commentator, including areas of expertise.
  • Provide the name and contact of the proposed guest editor, as well as a brief description of the person's qualifications to serve in this capacity. All guest editors will work with the assigned Associate Editor, who will make the final editorial decisions.
  • Provide a timeline for the special issue/section, including solicitation dates, submission due dates, review and revision completion deadlines, and publication target date.
  • A list of potential reviewers and some information on their areas of expertise.

Peer Review

Because Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology uses an anonymous peer-review process, authors' names and affiliations should appear only on the title page of the manuscript.

Style of Manuscripts

When providing racial or ethnic designations, please use initial capital letters. Webster's New World Dictionary of American English, 3rd College Edition, is the accepted source for spelling. Define unusual abbreviations at the first mention in the text.

The text should be written in a uniform style, and its contents as submitted for consideration should be deemed by the author to be final and suitable for publication.

Title Page

The title page should contain the complete title of the manuscript, names and affiliations of all authors, institution(s) at which the work was performed, and name, address, telephone and fax numbers of the author responsible for correspondence.

Please include the word count of the text and abstract.

Authors should also provide a short title of not more than 45 characters (including spaces), and up to 5 key words, that will highlight the subject matter of the article.

Abstract and Keywords

All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 250 words typed on a separate page. For commentaries and special section/issue introductions, the abstract is limited to 150 words. For research and review articles, the abstract is limited to 250 words and the following headings are required:

  • Objectives: Study aims or hypotheses. The abstract must begin with this heading (i.e., no sentences should precede the Objectives heading)
  • Methods: Sample description (including size, race or ethnicity, gender, average age) and research design
  • Results: Results that pertain to study aims or hypotheses
  • Conclusions: Implication of findings
  • After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases. Phrases are limited to three words maximum.

Participants: Description and Informed Consent

The Method section of each empirical report must contain a detailed description of the study participants, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • age
  • gender
  • ethnicity
  • nativity or immigration history
  • SES
  • clinical diagnoses and comorbidities (as appropriate)
  • any other relevant demographics (e.g., sexual orientation)

In the Discussion section of the manuscript, authors should discuss the diversity of their study samples and the generalizability of their findings.

The Method section also must include a statement describing how informed consent was obtained from the participants (or their parents/guardians) and indicate that the study was conducted in compliance with an appropriate Internal Review Board.

Manuscripts that report on clinical trials using randomized controlled trial designs must include as a figure the CONSORT flow diagram which displays the progress of all participants through the trial. Additionally, authors should follow the 25-item CONSORT checklist when writing the study methods and results. The CONSORT flow diagram and checklist are located on the CONSORT website.

Measures, Study Design, and Data Analysis

The Method section of empirical reports must contain a sufficiently detailed description of the measures used so that the reader understands the item content, scoring procedures, and total scores or subscales. Evidence of reliability and validity with similar populations should be provided.

The policy of Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology is to publish papers where authors follow standards for disclosing key aspects of the research design and data analysis. Authors are encouraged to review the standards available for many research applications from http://www.equator-network.org/ and use those that are relevant for the reported research applications.

Statistical Reporting of Effect Size and Confidence Intervals

We now require that authors report means and standard deviations for all continuous study variables and the effect sizes for the primary study findings. Note that the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 2001, pp. 25–26) emphasizes the importance of reporting effect sizes in addition to the usual tests of statistical significance.

Effect sizes, or similar statistics such as "goodness-of-fit" indicators for structural equation modeling, can be generated by most statistical packages that are used in the behavioral sciences. If effect sizes are not available for a particular test, then authors should convey this in their cover letter at the time of submission.

Citations in the Text

In the text, references should be cited by the name and date system. Both names are cited for a work with two authors. When a work has fewer than six authors, cite all names the first time the reference in the text appears; subsequent citations should only cite the first author's name, followed by "et al." When a work has six or more authors, cite only the first author's surname, followed by "et al." Refer to the following citation examples.

  • In a similar case study, Haley (1973) utilized…
  • One authority (Green, 1991) suggested…

Data Citation

All data, program code and other methods should be appropriately cited. Such materials should be recognized as original intellectual contributions and afforded recognition through citation.

  • All data sets and program code used in a publication should be cited in the text and listed in the reference section.
  • References for data sets and program code should include a persistent identifier, such as a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). Persistent identifiers ensure future access to unique published digital objects, such as a text or data set. Persistent identifiers are assigned to data sets by digital archives, such as institutional repositories and partners in the Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences (Data-PASS).
  • Data set citation example: Alegria, Margarita, James S. Jackson, Ronald C. Kessler, and David Takeuchi. Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys (CPES), 2001–2003 [United States]. ICPSR20240-v8. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-12-09. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20240.v8

Reference List

References should be arranged in alphabetical order of the author's names. Multiple entries by one author are arranged chronologically, with the earliest publication appearing first. When more than one publication by the same author is cited for a year, arrange the citations alphabetically by title and distinguish the citation by lowercase letter: 1991a, 1991b, etc.

Publications by two or more authors should come after all publications by senior author alone. They are arranged alphabetically, after the first author's name, by the names of the second authors, and so on. Multiple books by the same pair or the same group of authors should be arranged chronologically.

The first line of the reference should be indented; subsequent lines should be flush left. Please adhere to stylistic guidelines set forth in the Publication Manual when preparing your reference list. Please note that the page numbers should be inclusive and journal or monograph series titles should not be abbreviated.

Note the punctuation in the following examples:

  • Journal Article:
    Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0028566
  • Authored Book:
    Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Chapter in an Edited Book:
    Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Tables

Each table must have a title and should be self-explanatory. Avoid duplicating information in the text. Number tables with Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text. Indicate in the text where tables should be inserted.

Permissions

Authors of accepted papers must obtain and provide to the editor on final acceptance all necessary permissions to reproduce in print and electronic form any copyrighted work, including test materials (or portions thereof), photographs, and other graphic images (including those used as stimuli in experiments).

On advice of counsel, APA may decline to publish any image whose copyright status is unknown.

In addition to the permissions applicable to all APA journal articles, please note that reproduction of an unaltered figure, table, or block of text from any non-federal government publication requires permission from the copyright holder. All direct quotations should have a source and page citation.

Only the form of presentation is covered by copyright protection, not the content, so permission is necessary only when material is being reproduced without change. You may quote facts, express them in your own words, or construct a table or figure from published data without permission.

Publications Policies

APA policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications.

See also APA Journals® Internet Posting Guidelines.

APA requires authors to reveal any possible conflict of interest in the conduct and reporting of research (e.g., financial interests in a test or procedure, funding by pharmaceutical companies for drug research).

Authors of accepted manuscripts are required to transfer the copyright to APA.

In addition to the publication policies applicable to all APA journal articles, Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology requires that all identifying details regarding the client(s) / patient(s), including but not limited to name, age, race, occupation, and place of residence, be altered to prevent recognition.

If a manuscript includes excerpts from transcripts of therapy sessions, you must obtain a signed release authorizing publication of the transcript from the client. Because the identity of patients may be confidential, we ask that you do not submit the signed release forms with the manuscript; you must, however, retain the signed release forms for your files.

All statements in, or omissions from, published manuscripts are the responsibility of authors, who will be asked to review proofs prior to publication.

Reprint order forms will be sent with the page proofs. No page charges will be levied against authors or their institutions for publication in the journal.

Data, Analytic Methods (Code), and Research Materials Transparency

The policy of Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology is to publish papers where authors indicate whether the data, methods used in the analysis, and materials used to conduct the research will be made available to any researcher for purposes of reproducing the results or replicating the procedure.

Authors must, in acknowledgments or the first footnote, indicate if they will or will not make their data, analytic methods, and study materials available to other researchers. If an author agrees to make materials available, the author must specify where that material will be available. If an author does not make data, methods, and materials publicly available, the authors are expected to abide by APA's data preservation policies, specified below under "Ethical Principles."

Open Science Badges

The Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology editorial team is thrilled to launch this important Open Science Badges initiative. Introduced in 2013 by the Center for Open Science's Open Science Framework, these badges may be awarded to authors for making data or materials public or for preregistering their studies. Meant to encourage the sharing of data and materials, as well as pre-registration of studies and analysis plans, these badges are digital objects associated with journal articles and are available in four types:

 

Open Data BadgeOpen Data:
All data necessary to reproduce the reported results that are digitally shareable are made publicly available. Information necessary for replication (e.g., codebooks or metadata) must be included.

 

Open Materials BadgeOpen Materials:
All materials necessary to reproduce the reported results that are digitally shareable, along with descriptions of non-digital materials necessary for replication, are made publicly available.

 

Preregistered BadgePreregistered:
At least one study's design has been preregistered with descriptions of (a) the research design and study materials, including the planned sample size; (b) the motivating research question or hypothesis; (c) the outcome variable(s); and (d) the predictor variables, including controls, covariates, and independent variables. Results must be fully disclosed. As long as they are distinguished from other results in the article, results from analyses that were not preregistered may be reported in the article.

 

Preregistered+Analysis BadgePreregistered+Analysis Plan:
At least one study's design has been preregistered along with an analysis plan for the research — and results are recorded according to that plan.

 

In addition, notations may be added to badges or open practices notes to indicate, for example, that an analysis plan was registered before the observation of outcomes (DE, Data Exist) or that there were strongly justified changes to an analysis plan (TC, Transparent Changes).

For all badges, items must be made available on an open-access repository with a persistent identifier — and in a format that is time-stamped, immutable, and permanent. For the preregistered badge, this is an institutional registration system (e.g., ClinicalTrials.gov, Open Science Framework, and so on).

Data and materials must be made available under an open license allowing others to copy, share, and use the data, with attribution and copyright as applicable. At submission, authors must confirm that criteria have been fulfilled in a signed badge disclosure form (PDF, 33KB) that must be submitted as supplemental material.

If all criteria are met as confirmed by the editor, the form will then be published with the article as supplemental material.

Authors should also note their eligibility for the badge(s) in the cover letter.

Authors must, in acknowledgments or the first footnote, indicate if they did or did not preregister the research with or without an analysis plan in an independent, institutional registry.

If an author did preregister the research with an analysis plan, the author must:

  • Confirm in the text that the study was registered prior to conducting the research with links to the time-stamped preregistrations at the institutional registry, and that the preregistration adheres to the disclosure requirements of the institutional registry or those required for the preregistered badge with analysis plans maintained by the Center for Open Science.
  • Report all preregistered analyses in the text, or, if there were changes in the analysis plan following preregistration, those changes must be disclosed with explanation for the changes.
  • Clearly distinguish in text analyses that were preregistered from those that were not, such as having separate sections in the results for confirmatory and exploratory analyses.

Replication Studies

The policy of Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology is to encourage submission of replication studies, particularly of research published in this journal.

Manuscript Preparation

Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Manuscripts may be copyedited for bias-free language (see Chapter 3 of the Publication Manual).

Review APA's Checklist for Manuscript Submission before submitting your article.

If your manuscript was mask reviewed, please ensure that the final version for production includes a byline and full author note for typesetting.

Double-space all copy. Other formatting instructions, as well as instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, appear in the Manual. Additional guidance on APA Style is available on the APA Style website.

Below are additional instructions regarding the preparation of display equations, computer code, and tables.

Display Equations

We strongly encourage you to use MathType (third-party software) or Equation Editor 3.0 (built into pre-2007 versions of Word) to construct your equations, rather than the equation support that is built into Word 2007 and Word 2010. Equations composed with the built-in Word 2007/Word 2010 equation support are converted to low-resolution graphics when they enter the production process and must be rekeyed by the typesetter, which may introduce errors.

To construct your equations with MathType or Equation Editor 3.0:

  • Go to the Text section of the Insert tab and select Object.
  • Select MathType or Equation Editor 3.0 in the drop-down menu.

If you have an equation that has already been produced using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010 and you have access to the full version of MathType 6.5 or later, you can convert this equation to MathType by clicking on MathType Insert Equation. Copy 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 Word file as a MathType Equation.

Use Equation Editor 3.0 or MathType only for equations or for formulas that cannot be produced as Word text using the Times or Symbol font.

Computer Code

Because altering computer code in any way (e.g., indents, line spacing, line breaks, page breaks) during the typesetting process could alter its meaning, we treat computer code differently from the rest of your article in our production process. To that end, we request separate files for computer code.

In Online Supplemental Material
We request that runnable source code be included as supplemental material 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, please submit a separate file with your code exactly as you want it to appear, using Courier New font with a type size of 8 points. We will make an image of each segment of code in your article that exceeds 40 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, please submit a file that contains the entire appendix, with the code keyed in 8-point Courier New.

Tables

Use Word's Insert Table function when you create tables. Using spaces or tabs in your table will create problems when the table is typeset and may result in errors.

Submitting Supplemental Materials

APA can place supplemental materials online, available via the published article in the PsycARTICLES® database. Please see Supplementing Your Article With Online Material for more details.

Figures

Graphics files are welcome if supplied as Tiff or EPS files. Multipanel figures (i.e., figures with parts labeled a, b, c, d, etc.) should be assembled into one file.

The minimum line weight for line art is 0.5 point for optimal printing.

For more information about acceptable resolutions, fonts, sizing, and other figure issues, please see the general guidelines.

When possible, please place symbol legends below the figure instead of to the side.

APA offers authors the option to publish their figures online in color without the costs associated with print publication of color figures.

The same caption will appear on both the online (color) and print (black and white) versions. To ensure that the figure can be understood in both formats, authors should add alternative wording (e.g., "the red (dark gray) bars represent") as needed.

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

  • $900 for one figure
  • An additional $600 for the second figure
  • An additional $450 for each subsequent figure

Ethical Principles

It is a violation of APA Ethical Principles to publish "as original data, data that have been previously published" (Standard 8.13).

In addition, APA Ethical Principles specify that "after research results are published, psychologists do not withhold the data on which their conclusions are based from other competent professionals who seek to verify the substantive claims through reanalysis and who intend to use such data only for that purpose, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and unless legal rights concerning proprietary data preclude their release" (Standard 8.14).

APA expects authors to adhere to these standards. Specifically, APA expects authors to have their data available throughout the editorial review process and for at least 5 years after the date of publication.

Authors are required to state in writing that they have complied with APA ethical standards in the treatment of their sample, human or animal, or to describe the details of treatment.

The APA Ethics Office provides the full Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct electronically on its website in HTML, PDF, and Word format. You may also request a copy by emailing or calling the APA Ethics Office (202-336-5930). You may also read "Ethical Principles," December 1992, American Psychologist, Vol. 47, pp. 1597–1611.

Other Information

Special Issues
  • History of Racial and Ethnic Minority Psychology

    Special issue of the APA journal Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Vol. 15, No. 4, October 2009. Includes articles about history of psychology as it relates to African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American, Latino, and Native Hawaiian populations, as well as the cultural and historical context of indigenous ways of knowing; the minority fellowship program; and other general ethnic minority issues.

  • Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Racial and Ethnic Minority Individuals

    Special issue of the APA journal Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Vol. 10, No. 3, August 2004. Includes articles about science and theory for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people of color; multiple minority status adolescents and mental health; ethnic/racial differences in the coming-out process; coping among black lesbians; race/ethnicity and sexual orientation; sexual risk as an outcome of social oppression; psychosocial issues among gay- and non-gay-identifying HIV-seropositive African American and Latino men; culture, trauma, and wellness; and oppression and resiliency in post-apartheid South Africa.

  • Asian American Acculturation and Ethnic Racial Identity

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    Special issue of the APA journal Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Vol. 5, No. 3, August 1999. Includes articles about gynecological, reproductive, and sexual health; motherhood; sexual risk taking; disclosure of HIV infection; trauma, substance use, and HIV risk; psychiatric disorders; relationship violence; male partners of HIV-positive women; and HIV/STD prevention research.