Psychologica Belgica is the official journal of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences (BAPS). BAPS promotes the development of psychological sciences in Belgium, at both fundamental and applied research levels. The journal ensures rigorous peer-review to maintain research integrity.
Psychological Belgica makes publications available online as soon as they are finalised. All publications are open access, making research available free of charge and without delay.
The journal has an Impact Factor of 1.524 and a 5 year impact factor of 1.594.
On 4 September 2018, 11 national research funding organisations, with the support of the European Commission including the European Research Council (ERC), announced the launch of cOAlition S, an initiative to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality.
cOAlition S signals the commitment to implement, by 1 January 2020, the necessary measures to fulfil its main principle: “By 2020 scientific publications that result from research funded by public grants provided by participating national and European research councils and funding bodies, must be published in compliant Open Access Journals or on compliant Open Access Platforms.”
The editors of Psychologica Belgica welcome this initiative and, as a fully compliant Open Access journal with low APCs and CC BY licences, we invite submissions from all psychology researchers funded by participating organisations!
Posted on 06 Sep 2018
Research Integrity and Open Science in Psychology Research
Guest Editor: Pieter Van Dessel
Research integrity can be defined as a type of behavior that is directed at scientific goals (i.e., goals that facilitate scientific advancement). One important component of research integrity is open science which involves making scientific research, data, and dissemination accessible. Though research integrity and open science have become hot topics in psychological science, there are several important challenges and obstacles. The aim of this special issue is to discuss recent developments and outstanding issues in this domain and to provide guidelines that researchers can use to improve the openness and integrity of their research. We invite papers that focus on research integrity, ethical issues in psychological research and open science.
Prospective authors should read the information here about submitting to the journal. The submission deadline is 15th February 2019.
Posted on 08 Aug 2018
Paul Eelen passed away on August 21, 2016. Paul was a clinically oriented scientist, for whom learning principles (Pavlovian or operant) were more than salivary responses and lever presses. His expertise in learning psychology and his enthusiasm to translate this knowledge to clinical practice inspired many inside and outside academia. Several of his original writings were in the Dutch language. This Special Collection, compiled by his former students and colleagues, presents translations of several of his manuscripts to English to allow wide access to his original insights and opinions. Even though some of the manuscripts were written more than two decades ago, their content is surprisingly contemporary.
Read the full collection here.
Posted on 30 Jul 2018