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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. Compliance with 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

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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 (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 the previous studies and publications in domestic and international editions including those indexed in scientometric databases such as Web of Science and Scopus, statement of goal and objectives).
  • Methodology of the Empirical Research (describe the procedure of planning and stages in implementation of the experiment; subject, object, purpose, and tasks of the empirical research. If the article covers the ascertaining stage of an empirical research, describe the criteria and indicators for analysis of the explored phenomenon, and specify the psycholinguistic diagnostic tools. If the article covers the forming stage of an empirical research, describe the theoretical provisions (approaches) to the explored problem, as well as the author’s scientific idea of the explored phenomenon (in the form of several formulated inferences and definitions), and specify principles of exerting forming influences.
  • Methods and Procedures of the Research (highlight theoretical and empirical methods of research, formulating the purpose of their application. If the article covers the ascertaining stage of an empirical research, specify diagnostic procedures relevant to particular criteria and indicators for the analysis of the explored phenomenon; cover the sequence of their application and describe the steps in conducting diagnostics. If the article covers the forming stage of an empirical research, specify the methods of performing the forming work).
  • Sample frame (specify the number of participants in the experiment, describe strategies used to form the sample frame).
  • Adherence to Ethical Standards (specify if informed consent was obtained from potential participants of the experiment to take part in the 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, or their legal representatives). It shall be specified if ethical principles (mention specific principles) were observed in the course of the empirical research. Indicate if the research has been subject to ethical assessment and if it was approved by the Committee for Ethics of Research). 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).
  • Results (results of the research shall be described so that the essence of the empirical research is clear; tables, pictures, diagrams, illustrations, models etc are provided to represent certain characteristics of the explored phenomenon). Empirical sample should be properly statistically analyzed and placed onto one of the international repository (e.g. Mendeley Data Search, Elsevier Data Search, Harvard Dataverse, Google Dataset Search,Microsoft Research Open Data, Zenodo, Social Science Research Network (SSRN), CogPrints, etc.) with an indication of the corresponding reference in the article’s bibliography.
  • Discussions (Particularize results of the research, express judgments and considerations as regards the obtained results (for example, describe the difficulties faced by respondents as a result of, or in the course of implementing certain psychological-diagnostic procedures or psycholinguistical techniques (psychotechnics, practices etc) for purposeful formation of...; explain causes of the stated difficulties; discuss issues regarding the explored problems of research; conduct a comparative analysis of obtained results involving similar research works completed by domestic and foreign scientists).
  • Conclusions (generalization of obtained results, prospects for further research).
  • Cited Literature (the list of sources submitted to reveal the problem of research. The sources shall correspond with the profile of the journal. The list of cited literature must contain works published in journals indexed in scientometric databases Scopus and Web of Science).
  • References (list of sources in the transliterated form).

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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 (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). 
  • Adherence to Ethical Standards (It must be specified if the article was reviewed by the Committee for Ethics of Research and if the Committee approved presentation of the research results to the editorial office of the scientific journal. It must specify information about sources of funding or their absence, and on availability/absence of potential conflict of interest (financial or non-financial).
  • 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 of Research (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).
  • Cited Literature (the list of sources submitted to reveal the problem of research (at least 50 titles). The sources shall correspond with the profile of the journal. The list of cited literature must contain works published in journals indexed in scientometric databases Scopus and Web of Science).

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6. Research Data Policy

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

(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. Compliance with 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”.

(1). 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.

(2). 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.

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 22,000 characters with spaces (0.5 author’s sheet / 12 pages).

The total length of the article shall not exceed 45,000 characters (25 pages). If your article is longer than this, please contact the editorial office.

Elements of the article shall be arranged as follows:

Left side:

The branch of psycholinguistics the article is concerned with.
UDC code (for authors from Ukraine and the Commonwealth of Independent States).
Title of the article (in English).
Title of the article (in Ukrainian or Russian).
Author’s name and surname (in English).
Academic degree, academic title, position (in English). Author’s name and surname (in Ukrainian or Russian).
Academic degree, academic title, position (in Ukrainian or Russian).
Email, ORCID (obligatory), Researcher ID, Scopus ID (optional).
Place of work, postal address of the author’s institution of employment (in English).
Place of work, postal address of the author’s institution of employment (in Ukrainian or Russian).
An abstract in English (1,800 characters without spaces).
Key words in English (5-7 words).
Text of the Article
References
An abstract in Ukrainian (1,800 characters without spaces).
Key words in Ukrainian (5-7 words).
Author’s name and surname, title of the article (in Russian).
An abstract in Russian (1,800 characters without spaces).
Key words in Russian (5-7 words).

SAMPLE OF THE ARTICLE EXECUTION

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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:

Author_article. doc
Author_form on the conflict of interests. 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 – 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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