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Manuscripts accepted by the Journal are original articles from all fields of psychology, including empirical research, reviews or discussions.

FORMS: Authors must supply manuscript, containing all figures and tables, following the guide mentioned below. The paper must not have been published or accepted elsewhere. Typing should be double-spaced in English. Articles exceeding 30 double-spaced pages cannot be accepted. Two tables or figures are counted as one page. Manuscripts should be generally organized as follows; ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, METHOD, RESULTS, DISCUSSION and REFERENCES. The first page should contain the article title, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of all the author(s) and a running title of not exceeding 40 letters. The second page should contain an abstract not exceeding 150 words and a few key words.

TABLES: Tables should be typed on a separate page, numbered in sequence in Arabic numerals as Table 1, 2, and referred to in the text as Table 1, 2; avoid vertical lines. Supply a short descriptive title following the table number. Type table footnotes at the end of the table.

ILLUSTRATION: All illustrations are considered figures, and they must be supplied in finished form, usually larger than the final size of reproduction. Take care that lettering should be large enough to be legible after reduction. Number figures in sequence in Arabic numerals as Fig. 1, 2, with descriptive legends for all figures on a separate sheet of paper, and refer to them in the text as Fig. 1, 2.

REFERENCES: All references in the text must be cited by the authors' names and the date in parentheses. The references at the end of the text should be listed in alphabetical order according to surnames of the authors. Two or more references to the same authors should be in chronological order. The following examples show style for books, journal articles, and edited books:

  • Books:
    Kling, J.W., & Riggs, L.A. (Eds.) 1971. Woodworth & Schlosberg's experimental psychology (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
  • Journal articles:
    Sato, K., & Graham, C.H. 1957. Psychology in Japan. Psychological Bulletin, 51, 443-464.
  • Edited books:
    Thompson, W.R., & Schaefer, T. 1961. Early environmental stimulation. In D.W. Fiske & S.R. Maddi (Eds.), Functions of varied experience. Homewood, IL: Dorsey Press.

CHARGES FOR PUBLICATION: For all authors: The journal charges 3000 Japanese yen per printed page for every page exceeding ten pages.

OFFPRINT: All authors are required to purchase an electronic (pdf) offprint of their article at 30000 Japanese yen. Paper off prints are provided at co st price and they should be ordered in units of 50.

COPYRIGHT: The copyright for articles published in the journal is held by the Psychologia Society.

SUBMISSION: Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the Psychologia Society by e-mail to the following e-mail address.

Psychologia Society
Department of Cognitive Psychology in Education,
Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University,