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Psychology & Neuroscience publishes articles encompassing all intersection areas between psychology and neurosciences.

The journal is organized into five thematic sections:

  • Psychophysics and Perception
  • Behavior/Systems/Cognition
  • Plasticity and Neural Development
  • Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychopharmacology
Editorial Board


Daniel C. Mograbi
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and King's College London

Associate Editors

Thiago Leiros Costa
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Eelco van Duinkerken
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and VU University Medical Center

Fatima M. Felisberti
Kingston University London

Laura Jobson
Monash University

Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos
University of Adelaide

Lorenz S. Neuwirth
SUNY College at Old Westbury

Patricia Oliveira-Silva
Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Founding Editors

J. Landeira-Fernandez
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

Antônio Pedro Mello Cruz
Universidade de Brasília

Dora Fix Ventura
Universidade de São Paulo

Consulting Editors

Sebastião S. Almeida
Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto

Antonio J. Aznar-Casanova
Universidad de Barcelona

Fernando P. Cardenas
Universidad de los Andes

Marcelo F. Costa
Universidade de São Paulo

David A. Eckerman
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M. Angela Guimarães Feitosa
Universidade de Brasília

Rochele Fonseca
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre

Sérgio S. Fukusima
Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto

Luiz G. Gawryszewski
Universidade Federal Fluminense

Clarice Gorenstein
Universidade de São Paulo

Russell D. Hamer
Florida Atlantic University

Fred J. Helmstetter
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Gerson A. Janczura
Universidade de Brasília

Andrew Kemp
University of Sydney

Jeansok J. Kim
University of Washington

Jan Kremers
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Sílvio Morato
Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto

Galina Paramei
Liverpool Hope University

Maria Teresa A. Silva
Universidade de São Paulo

Luiz Carlos L. Silveira
Universidade Federal do Pará

Yossi Zana
Universidade Federal do ABC

Abstracting & Indexing

Abstracting and indexing services providing coverage of Psychology & Neuroscience

  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Psychology
  • Chemical Abstracts
  • LATINDEX (Index of Latin American journals in sciences and humanities. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Database)
  • LILACS (Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde. BIREME Database)
  • OCLC
  • PsycINFO
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.


To submit to the Editorial Office of Daniel C. Mograbi, please submit manuscripts electronically through the Manuscript Submission Portal in Microsoft Word or Open Office format.

Submit Manuscript

General correspondence may be directed to the Editor's Office. Do not submit manuscripts to the Editor's email address.

In addition to addresses and phone numbers, please supply email addresses and fax numbers for use by the editorial office and later by the production office. The majority of correspondence between the editorial office and authors is handled by email, so a valid email address is important to the timely flow of communication during the editorial process.

Please provide email addresses in your cover letter and keep a copy of the manuscript to guard against loss. Manuscripts are not returned.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts submitted to Psychology & Neuroscience should be prepared in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition (2010).

Review APA's Journal Manuscript Preparation Guidelines before submitting your article.


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.


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.

Academic Writing and English Language Editing Services

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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.

Abstract and Keywords

All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 250 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases.

Public Significance Statements

Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal Psychology & Neuroscience are now required to provide 2–3 brief sentences regarding the relevance or public health significance of their study or review described in their manuscript. This description should be included within the manuscript on the abstract/keywords page.

The public significance statement (similar to the Relevance section of NIH grant submissions) summarizes the significance of the study's findings for a public audience in one to three sentences (approximately 30-70 words long). It should be written in language that is easily understood by both professionals and members of the lay public. This statement supports efforts to increase dissemination and usage of research findings by larger and more diverse audiences.

When an accepted paper is published, these sentences will be boxed beneath the abstract for easy accessibility. All such descriptions will also be published as part of the Table of Contents, as well as on the journal's web page. This new policy is in keeping with efforts to increase dissemination and usage by larger and diverse audiences.


List 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:
    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.
  • 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.


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.


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.

Publication 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.

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

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Special Issues
  • Neurodevelopment

    Special issue of the APA journal Psychology & Neuroscience, Vol. 11, No. 2, June 2018. Includes articles about neurodevelopmental processes in stress and attention in preterm infants, children's working memory, intelligence, cognitive and motor development, and communication.