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Author Guidelines

Contents

1. General
2. The Branches of Psycholinguistics on which Articles are Accepted
3. Terms for Submission and Publication of Manuscripts
4. The Structural Elements of Articles in which Presenting Results of an EMPIRICAL Research
5. The Structural Elements of Articles in which Presenting Results of an THEORETIC Research
6. Research Data Policy
7. Data Availability Statement
8. Adherence to Ethical Standards
9. Technical Requirements for Article Formatting
10. Citation and In-Text References
11. Formatting for Cited Sources
12. File Names when Submitting an Article
13. The Terms and Conditions for Receiving the Printed Version of the Journal
14. Publication Fee


1. General

Dear authors!

The journal accepts original articles (that have never been published before) on topics of psycholinguistics only.

Under the terms of the Journal’s editorial policy (according to the resolution of the joint meeting of the Editorial Board and the International Scientific Editorial Board dated 20 June 2018), an author / co-authors may publish only one article in the current issue.

We accept articles written by two co-authors only.

A higher number of co-authors is admitted in case if the content of the manuscript is the result of a joint research activity conducted within the scope of grants and research projects on issues funded by the state budget, which must be mentioned in the article and supported by relevant documents.

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2. The Branches of Psycholinguistics on which Articles are Accepted

Psycholinguistics journal accepts articles in such branches of psycholinguistics as:

  1. Theory and methodology of psycholinguistics.
  2. Origins and development of psycholinguistics.
  3. Psycholinguistics of speech generation and perception (listening, speaking, reading, writing, inner speaking).
  4. Reflexive psycholinguistics.
  5. Psycholinguistics of development.
  6. Psycholinguistics of translation.
  7. Applied psycholinguistics (psycholinguistics in linguodidactics and correctional pedagogy, pathopsychology, aphasiology; psycholinguistics in engineering, military, space, political and judicial psychology, forensics; psycholinguistics in problematics of artificial intelligence, machine translation, search engines and computer technologies
  8. Patopsycholinguistics.
  9. Psycholinguistics and worldview.
  10. Psycholinguistics and personality.
  11. Psycholinguistics and linguistic consciousness.
  12. Psycholinguistics of verbal communication.
  13. Psycholinguistics of communication and discourse.
  14. Ethnic psycholinguistics.
  15. Psychopoetics.
  16. Sociopsycholinguistics. Language and social context. Dialogue.

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3. Terms for Submission and Publication of Manuscripts

Our journal does not have a specified deadline! We accept articles on an ongoing basis. The order of article publication is determined by the registration date of their receipt by the editorial office. By decision of the Editorial Board and the International Scientific Editorial Board, papers on particularly urgent problems of science and those containing new information may be published on a priority basis!

Attention! The priority right to publication applies to articles covering results of empirical research. Such manuscripts must highlight the following: research concept; research methodology; research methods and procedure; statistical and mathematical data.

If the article covers the results of a theoretical research, it must contain as follows: theoretical research concept; or results of a systemic review, systemic analysis, research synthesis and meta-analysis; or presentation of the author’s psycholinguistic theory; or presentation of the author’s psycholinguistic concept.

Attention! The journal does not accept articles which lack analysis of international research on the topic (for the last 5 years) published in journals indexed in scientometric databases Web of Science and/or Scopus!

Material of the article shall be new and original, without duplicating the contents of previously published articles (no autoplagiarism). Manuscripts where plagiarism (borrowings from papers of other scientists or incorrect referencing) is identified shall be rejected by the Editorial Board.

An article shall be submitted in the source language (English, Ukrainian or Russian) by way of online submission to the Journal’s website.

Manuscripts are subject to double “blind” reviewing.

The article file shall be accompanied with a separate file, which a form signed by the author(s) to confirm their familiarization with the Regulation on the Conflict of Interest.

The Editorial Board shall not engage into discussion with authors of articles on topics including decisions of the reviewers, their degree of competence or professional approaches applied by the reviewers in examination of manuscripts. The Editorial Board shall not maintain correspondence with the authors on techniques of writing and arranging layout for scientific publications. Members of the Editorial Board shall not be involved in improving submitted articles to ensure they meet corresponding scientific and methodological requirements.

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4. The structural elements of articles in which presenting results of an EMPIRICAL research

Articles presenting results of an EMPIRICAL research shall contain the following elements:

  • Abstract (1,800 characters without spaces) (a brief characteristics of the article to give the reader an initial idea of the publication. The abstract shall be structured and include the following elements: Purpose, Methods and/or Procedure, Results, Conclusions
  • Key words (give the most significant words (5-7 words) that explain the topic of research. Keywords shall correspond to the profile of the journal).
  • Introduction (based on the analysis of modern world scientific sources, including those indexed in the scientometric databases of Web of Science, Scopus, it is necessary to substantiate the importance of the research problem for the further development of psycholinguistics (theoretical and/or applied); determine the object and the subject of the carried out empirical psycholinguistic research, and formulate the purpose and/or tasks of the article presenting this intelligence).
  • Methods (specify research methods with concretization, wherein the research procedure each of the methods is used and for the implementation of which tasks it serves; the method (methods) of research with an indication of title and authorship should be described in detail; give a presentation (representation) of the complete research procedure: purpose, tasks, stages of conducting, forms and means of the research, sampling, material on which the exploration was carried out, methods and formulas of mathematical processing for quantitative data). Attention! The methodology should be written in a way understandable for another scientist who can use it in his own research.
  • Participants (indicate the number of participants in the experiment, show strategies for the formation of the sample, etc. Indicate whether the ethical principles (which exactly) have complied during the empirical study).
  • Results (briefly indicate theoretical and methodological provisions of the empirical research; according to the described methodology (procedure) of the research describe the results (qualitative and quantitative); present the general tables, figures, diagrams, illustrations, models, etc., which reflect certain characteristics of the studied phenomenon. Availability of data (indicate in which of the international repositories, for example: Mendeley Data SearchElsevier Data SearchHarvard DataverseOSFPreprint, Google Dataset Search, Microsoft Research Open DataZenodoSocial Science Research Network (SSRN)CogPrints, etc. with the appropriate formulation of the message and the reference list of the used literature in the article) – the research data described in the results of the study are posted. Attention! The repository should present a complete set of empirical data with detailed quantitative and qualitative characteristics of the sample, as well as extended results of mathematical and statistical processing. (1). See detail item 6 “Research Data Policy”.
  • Discussions (express debatable judgments and critical reflections on the obtained results; depending on the purpose and objectives of the study describe, for example, difficulties identified in the implementation of research methods and explain the causes of the identified difficulties; polemical issues related to the research problem should be revealed. An illustrative example for discussions can be a comparative analysis of the results with similar topics in other world studies, coverage of controversial views, justification, and proof of scientific correctness of the own problematic discussion positions).
  • Conclusions (present the results at a high level of generalization; note the scientific novelty of the problem and research results; specify the personal contribution of the author(s) to the development of a particular field of psycholinguistics and/or certain psycholinguistic issues.
  • Acknowledgments (at the request of the Author(-s)).
  • Notes (if any).
  • ADHERENCE TO ETHICAL STANDARDS (information is reported (in structured form) on ethical approvals, financing, conflict of interest, author’s contribution). Ethical approvals (indicate whether informed consent has been obtained from all potential participants in the experiment to voluntarily participate in the study.

    Ethics Declarations. If the experiment involves the participation of children of preschool or school age, it must be declared to obtain informed consent from the parents of the children, or their other legal representatives). Indicate whether all procedures performed with human participation complied with the ethical standards of the Institutional and/or National Research Committee, as well as the Helsinki Declaration of 1964 and its subsequent amendments or corresponding ethical standards. It should be reported whether an ethical examination of the study has been carried out and whether it has been approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the relevant university or research institution where the study was performed).

    Funding (indicate information on sources of funding or lack thereof). Sample messages (view).

    Conflict of Interest (reported lack of conflicting interests – commercial, financial/non-financial, which could be considered as a potential conflict of interest). Sample messages (view).

    Author's Contribution (if the article is co-authored – specify the personal contribution of each of the co-authors in the study and writing of the article). (1). Sample notice of copyright contribution. (2). Taxonomy of the author’s roles – Credit taxonomy.

    Consent for Publication.

  • References (a list of sources (according to APA Style 7th) that reveals the problem of the study). The list of literature must contain papers published in journals indexed in scientometric databases Scopus and/or Web of Science).
  • Appendix (if available).

ARTICLE (sample)
TITLE PAGE (sample)

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5. The structural elements of articles in which presenting results of an THEORETIC research

Articles presenting results of a THEORETIC research shall contain the following elements:

  • Abstract (1,800 characters without spaces) (a brief characteristics of the article to give the reader an initial idea of the publication. The abstract shall be structured and include the following elements: the purpose of the research, methods and procedure of research, results, and conclusions).
  • Key words (give the most significant words (5-7 words) that explain the topic of research. Keywords shall correspond to the profile of the journal).
  • Introduction (relevance of the research, problem definition and analysis of studies similar to the explored problem; statement of the purpose of the article). 
  • Concept of Theoretical Research (formulate provisions that highlight the idea of the theoretical research (the complex of views on the explored phenomenon, the system of ways and approaches to solving research problems, strategies of exploration etc).
  • Methods (list methods of theoretical research (qualitative, quantitative), specify the purpose of their use, describe the procedure of applying the said methods. If necessary, describe quantitative methods of theoretical research, provide formulas).
  • Results (describe results of theoretical research so that conceptual provisions (concept) of the research are revealed. Results of a theoretical research must contain either an author’s model, or concept, or theory, or classification etc that represent certain characteristics of the explored phenomenon).
  • Discussions (discuss issues regarding the explored problems of research; describe a comparative analysis of obtained results involving similar (related) research works completed by domestic and foreign scientists).
  • Conclusions (generalization of obtained results, prospects for further research).
  • ADHERENCE TO ETHICAL STANDARDS (information is reported (in structured form) on ethical approvals, financing, conflict of interest, author’s contribution, consent for publication). 

    Ethics Declarations (It should be reported whether an ethical examination of the study has been carried out and whether it has been approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the relevant university or research institution where the study was performed).

    Funding (indicate information on sources of funding or lack thereof). Sample messages (view).

    Conflict of Interest (reported lack of conflicting interests – commercial, financial/non-financial, which could be considered as a potential conflict of interest). Sample messages (view).

    Author's Contribution (if the article is co-authored – specify the personal contribution of each of the co-authors in the study and writing of the article). (1). Sample notice of copyright contribution. (2). Taxonomy of the author’s roles – Credit taxonomy.

    Consent for Publication.

  • References (a list of sources (according to APA Style 7th) that reveals the problem of the study). The list of literature must contain papers published in journals indexed in scientometric databases Scopus and/or Web of Science).
  • Appendix (if available).

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6. Research Data Policy

The placement of mathematical and statistical results of empirical research in repositories is determined by the Journal's policies, which are aimed at ensuring the transparency and integrity of published research. If this condition is not met, the prospect of publication in our journal is not possible. 

All original research must include a data availability statement. Data availability statements should include information on where data supporting the results reported in the article can be found, if applicable. Statements should include, where applicable, hyperlinks to publicly archived datasets analysed or generated during the study. For the purposes of the data availability statement, “data” is defined as the minimal dataset that would be necessary to interpret, replicate and build upon the findings reported in the article. When it is not possible to share research data publicly, for instance when individual privacy could be compromised, data availability should still be stated in the manuscript along with any conditions for access.

Availability of Research Data Prepared from the materials of Elsevier

(1) What is research data?

While the definition often differs per field, generally, research data refers to the results of observations or experiments that validate your research findings. These span a range of useful materials associated with your research project, including:

  • Raw or processed data files
  • Software
  • Code
  • Models
  • Algorithms
  • Protocols
  • Methods

Research data does not include text in manuscript or final published article form, or data or other materials submitted and published as part of a journal article.

As a researcher, you are increasingly encouraged, or even mandated, to make your research data available, accessible, discoverable and usable.

In the publications should be presented key statistical and analytical summaries of the empirical results obtained by the authors in the form of spreadsheets, diagrams, graphs, etc. At the same time, a complete data set with detailed quantitative and qualitative characteristics of the sample, as well as extended results of mathematical and statistical processing, should be published and available (before the start of reviewing the article) on one of the international repositories with an indication of the corresponding reference in the article’s bibliography.

(2) International Repositories

Data availability statements can take one of the following forms (or a combination of more than one if required for multiple datasets):

  1. The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available in the [NAME] repository, [PERSISTENT WEB LINK TO DATASETS]
  2. The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
  3. All data generated or analysed during this study are included in this published article [and its supplementary information files].
  4. The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are not publicly available due [REASON(S) WHY DATA ARE NOT PUBLIC] but are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.].
  5. Data sharing not applicable to this article as no datasets were generated or analysed during the current study.
  6. The data that support the findings of this study are available from [THIRD PARTY NAME] but restrictions apply to the availability of these data, which were used under licence for the current study, and so are not publicly available. Data are however available from the authors upon reasonable request and with permission of [THIRD PARTY NAME].

(3) Why should I share my research data?

There are so many good reasons. We’ve listed just a few:

How you benefit

  • You get credit for the work you've done
  • Leads to more citations! *
  • Can boost your number of publications
  • Increases your exposure and may lead to new collaborations

(4) What it means for the research community

  • It's easy to reuse and reinterpret your data
  • Duplication of experiments can be avoided
  • New insights can be gained, sparking new lines of inquiry
  • Empowers replication

(5) And society at large…

  • Greater transparency boosts public faith in research
  • Can play a role in guiding government policy
  • Improves access to research for those outside health and academia
  • Benefits the public purse as funding of repeat work is reduced

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7. Data Availability Statement

The inclusion of a Data Availability Statement is a requirement for articles published in Psycholinguistics journal. The statement may refer to original data generated in the course of the study or to third-party data analyzed in the article. The statement should describe and provide means of access, where possible, by linking to the data or providing the required unique identifier.

The Data Availability Statement should be included under the heading ‘Data availability’.

Sample Data Availability Statements

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8. Adherence to Ethical Standards

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of work of the author and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour.

Please read the information about preparing your article with observance of generally recognized ethical standards developed by Elsevier Researcher Academy.

Attention! In order to ensure objectivity and transparency of research, and to adhere to the accepted principles of ethical and professional behaviour, authors shall include information on the sources of funding, potential conflict of interests (financial or non-financial), informed consent to voluntary participation of a person in an experimental research (if an experimental research envisages participation of pre-school-age children and school-age children, such informed consent shall be obtained from parents of the children). Authors shall include the corresponding information into a dedicated part of the article entitled “ADHERENCE TO ETHICAL STANDARDS ”.

Authors shall be prepared to collect documents confirming adherence to ethical standards during the research and submit the corresponding documents to the editorial office of the scientific publication (journal) if this is suggested during the expert evaluation of the manuscript. The editorial office shall reserve the right to reject manuscripts that fail to comply with ethical publishing policy, or do so if the author(s) refuses to provide corresponding documents to confirm adherence to ethical standards. The author(s) shall be responsible for accuracy of the provided information.

Examples of statement formulation in the section “ADHERENCE TO ETHICAL STANDARDS”

Examples of Statements to be Used when Ethics Approval Has been Obtained

(1) Reporting on "Ethics Declarations"

  • All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. The study was approved by the University of A (No. ...).
  • This study was performed in line with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki. Approval was granted by the Ethics Committee of University B (Date.../No. ...).
  • Approval was obtained from the ethics committee of University C. The procedures used in this study adhere to the tenets of the Declaration of Helsinki.
  • The questionnaire and methodology for this study was approved by the Human Research Ethics committee of the University of D (Ethics approval number: ...).

(2). Reporting on “Funding

  • Partial financial support was received from ...
  • The research received funding from … under Grant Agreement No.__.
  • This research was financed by …
  • This research was conducted with financial support from … (Grant No. ___).

If no funding was provided.

  • The author(s) did not receive financial support from any organization to conduct their research.
  • No funding was received to assist in preparation and conduct of this research, as well as in composition of this article.
  • No funding was received to conduct this research.
  • For conduct of this research, no funds, grants or other support was received.

(3). Reporting on “Conflict of interests

  • The author does not have any financial interests to disclose.
  • The author does not have any potential conflict of interests that may influence the decision to publish this article.
  • The author hereby confirms absence of association with any organization or company that may have any financial or non-financial interest in the materials of research discussed in this article.
  • The author does not have any financial or property interests concerning the materials presented in this article.

(4). Reporting on "Author's Contribution" (if the article is co-authored – specify the personal contribution of each of the co-authors in the study and writing of the article). Taxonomy of the author’s roles – Credit taxonomy.

Sample notice of copyright contribution. 

Full name: Conceptualization, Methodology, Formal analysis and investigation; Writing - original draft preparation, Writing - review and editing; Full name: Funding acquisition, Management activities to annotate (produce metadata), scrub data and maintain research data; Full name: Resources, Supervision, Preparation of tables, figures, diagrams; Full name: Programming, Software development, Verification, whether as a part of the activity or separate, of the overall replication/reproducibility of results/experiments and other research outputs, Submission of a data set to the international repository.

(5). Reporting on "Consent for publication"

  • The authors approve of this submission and, conditional upon the decision made by the editorial board from the peer-review process, consent to the publication of the current work. The work has not been, nor has it been submitted to other journals in consideration for publication.

Please note that the author shall be responsible for reliability of the information they provided, and for proper formulation of statements.

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9. Technical Requirements for Article Formatting

Margins: bottom, top – 2 cm; right – 1.5 cm; left – 3 cm.
Indent – 1.25 cm.
Text editor: МS Word.
Font: Times New Roman, font size 14, spacing – 1,5.
Text should be typed without hyphenation.

The main text of the article (without abstracts and cited literature) shall be at least 7000 words.

The total length of the article shall not exceed 10000 words (58824 characters). If your article is longer than this, please contact the editorial office.

(1). ARTICLE

Left side:

  • UDC code (for authors from Ukraine and the Commonwealth of Independent States)
  • Title of the article (in English)
  • Title of the article (in Ukrainian)
  • Abstract in English (1,800 characters without spaces).
  • Key words in English (5-7 words).
  • Text of the Article
  • References
  • Abstract in Ukrainian (1,800 characters without spaces).
  • Key words in Ukrainian (5-7 words).

ARTICLE (sample)

(2). TITLE PAGE 

Please make sure your title page contains the following information.

Title

The title should be concise and informative.

Author information

  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • Academic degree, academic title, position (in English)
  • E-mail
  • 16-digit ORCID of the author(s) (obligatory)
  • Researcher ID (optional)
    Scopus ID (optional)
  • The affiliation(s) of the author(s), i.e. institution, (department), city, (state), country
  • A clear indication and an active e-mail address of the corresponding author

Statements and Declarations
The following statements should be included under the heading "Statements and Declarations" for inclusion in the published paper. Please note that submissions that do not include relevant declarations will be returned as incomplete.

TITLE PAGE (sample)

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10. Citation and In-Text References

Journal of Psycholinguistics supports the Force 11 Data Citation Principles and requires that all publicly available datasets be fully referenced in the reference list with an accession number or unique identifier such as a digital object identifier (DOI). Data citations should include the minimum information recommended by DataCite.

Citation and in-text references to literary sources shall follow the APA 7th referencing style (Petrenko, 2008; Petrenko & Sydorenko, 2015; Smith, Grimm & Shell, 2017; Smith et al., 2020); if a page number is specified, it should be typed after a colon (Petrenko, 2020: 125).

When enumerating surnames of scientists in the main body of the article, the year(s) of publication must be specified for the work(s) analysed by the author of the article, and such sources shall be listed in the “Cited literature” part of the article.

For example:

Comprehension of speech (text) is subject to psycholinguistic research by domestic and foreign scientists (Akhutina, 2016; Zalevskaya, 2005; Novikov, 2007; Znakov, 2005; Chepelieva, 2015; Bitan et al., 2017; Bosco & Gabbatore, 2017; de Freitas, Peruzzi & Deacon, 2018; Houghton, 2018, etc.).

Despite the increasing amount of knowledge on phenomenology of inner speaking, its development and functions, current approaches to scientific examination of this phenomenon remain, as noted by Alderson-Day and Fernyhough (2015), to be scattered and largely non-integrated, methods for assessment of internal speech abilities – insufficiently developed (Langland-Hassan et al., 2015), and results of such research – oppositely directed, which determines the need for a generalized conclusion on the role and functions of inner speaking in communicative behaviour of partners.

As evidenced by research works of Vygotsky (1956), Bayev (1966), Luria (1998), Akhutina (2002) and others, inner speaking acts as the central element in the mechanism of speech activity.

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11. Formatting for Cited Sources

Cited literature and References shall be formatted according to АРА 7th style requirements.

Attention! Sources that are originally in Ukrainian and Russian need to be transliterated (in the References section). In order to avoid mistakes, use separate transliteration systems for each language: for Ukrainian “Public system for transliteration of Ukrainian alphabet into the Roman alphabet”, and for RussianRussian transliteration”.

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12. File Names when Submitting an Article

Files should be attached in online presenting on the Journal website:

Article. doc
Title Page. doc

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13. The Terms and Conditions for Receiving the Printed Version of the Journal

The printed version of the journal is sent to the author (co-author) for an additional fee.

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14. Publication Fee

The cost for 1800 characters (250 words) – 10 $.

The article processing fee covers the costs induced by editing and reviewing process, efficient publication service to the authors, i.e. proofreading, editorial assistance in the publishing process, providing cover layout, typesetting, maintenance of the website of the journal, etc.

The editorial office will contact authors to confirm that the fee is being assessed and to provide information on how to pay it.

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