Psychologica Belgica has the pleasure to introduce a new paper format, the ‘PhD Critical Review’ papers. A lot of work typically goes into the writing of the theoretical part of PhD theses, which present in a comprehensive and critical manner the state of the art of a specific research topic. This type of work can be of tremendous help and save precious time to other researchers planning to do research on a specific research question they are perhaps less familiar with. Yet, the rich and critical theoretical background work that characterizes PhD theses is rarely disseminated in the form of a scientific paper.
Psychologica Belgica encourages researchers who recently obtained their PhD to submit a critical review paper based on the introductory and discussion parts of their PhD thesis. These papers will undergo rigorous peer review like any other type of submission. Like theoretical review papers, these papers should have between 4000 and 10000 words, and should lead to a novel theoretical account and/or to novel research perspectives.
Posted on 27 Mar 2018
A new editorial team has been appointed for Psychologica Belgica, the official journal of the Belgian Association of Psychological Sciences. The new Editor-in-Chief, Steve Majerus, and his team of associate editors will lead Psychologica Belgica to the horizon of 2020. Our exclusively open-access journal will continue to publish empirical, methodological and theoretical work in any field of psychology, by encouraging submissions from both fundamental and applied research fields. Methodological rigour and scientific transparency are the most important criteria against which submitted manuscripts are being judged. We invite submissions from researchers all over the world.
We extend our warmest thanks to the past Editor-in-Chief, Alain Van Hiel, and his editorial team. Under Alain Van Hiel’s devoted editorship, a steady increase in the journal’s international impact could be observed. Thanks, Alain, for all your time and energy invested in directing our journal.
Posted on 25 Sep 2017
This special issue is devoted to Prof. Dr. W. Lens, who passed away end of August 2014 while he was vacationing. The special issue is meant to honor Willy’s intellectual contribution to the field of motivation psychology and his enthusiastic and devoted mentorship, which has spurred many of us to study motivation-related topics. The special issue opens with an overview paper, which highlights four emerging trends that characterize contemporary motivation psychology and that were central to Willy’s work. Subsequently, eight empirical papers, each fitting within one of these trends, are presented. The empirical contributions are grounded in diverse motivational frameworks, including future time perspective theory, achievement goal theory and self-determination theory. The special issue closes with a tribute, discussing Willy’s personality, interests and way of being in the academic community.
For an introduction to the issue, read Emerging Trends and Future Directions for the Field of Motivation Psychology: A Special Issue in Honor of Prof. Dr. Willy Lens by Maarten Vansteenkiste & Athanasios Mouratidis. The full table of contents can be viewed on the issue page.Guest editor(s):
Maarten Vansteenkiste, University of Gent, Belgium
Athanasios Mouratidis, Hacepette University, Turkey
Posted on 13 Jul 2016