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.
Submit a paper to this Special Issue: https://www.psychologicabelgica.com/submit/start/
Manuscripts should be submitted before April 30, 2021. Note that all manuscripts will be published immediately after acceptance even if submitted before the deadline.
The COVID19 pandemic urges us all to change our health behaviours and related social behaviours at a neck-breaking speed. Psychology can help understand when and why people adopt preventive or resilient behaviour and provide guidance on how to enable behavioural change and deal with psycho-social consequences of the pandemic. This call for a special issue welcomes all contributions that shed light on how psychology can explain and help promote preventive behaviours in response COVID19, for instance, the (non)adoption of behaviour to protect ourselves and others from getting infected and its integration in our daily lives.
Apart from the immediate threat to public health, the pandemic has fuelled economic and social stressors, further exacerbated by confinement measures to restrain the spread of the virus. Even now, after confinement has been partially lifted, long-term effects of the pandemic on individuals, communities, and societies as a whole are still insufficiently understood. We invite contributions that provide new insights into individual or collective behaviour, cognition, motivation and emotion in response to the pandemic and the confinement measures, and that, potentially, improve our ability to respond to future pandemics and/or to include vulnerable groups.
Authors are encouraged to discuss and report research findings investigating different levels of analysis, also paying attention to the social ecologies in which behavioural change is embedded. The call is not limited to any specific population, and values contributions that consider intergroup asymmetries underlying adoption of adaptive behaviours. Manuscripts can include empirical notes, regular empirical articles (qualitative, quantitative), and integrative reviews.
Possible topics (but not limited to), in relation to COVID19:
Guest editors: Ann DeSmet, Céline Douilliez, Karen Phalet, & Stephan Van den Broucke
Posted on 10 Jul 2020
Psychologica Belgica has launched a new special collection, guest edited by Pieter Van Dessel. Research Integrity and Open Science in Psychology Research consists of papers that discuss outstanding issues such as the incentives for open science, that outline important determinants of research integrity, and that provide practical guidelines for improving research integrity such as through detailed preregistration and by providing more clarity regarding used research materials.
Posted on 14 Aug 2019
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