Problems of Psychology in the 21st Century is an international, periodical scientific journal publishing original research across the whole of psychology. The journal's Editorial Board and staff are committed to building PPC into the leading scientific journal in its field by publishing articles of outstanding scientific quality that merit the attention and interest of the whole psychology community.
PPC is peer-reviewed journal. Every submission is preliminarily assessed by the Editorial Board who also guide the formal peer-review process. Aproximatelly 50% of submissions are rejected.
All articles must meet the highest scientific quality standards, both in terms of originality and significance, and the research results should make substantial advances within a particular subfield of psychology. PPC publishes only original research.
Author based financing
It is understandable that publishing of PPC costs some amount of money. Scientia Socialis is a self-supporting Publisher that does not receive funding from any institution/government. The costs of producing a journal include managing peer review and editorial control, technical support, distribution, marketing etc. This is the main reason that PPC use an author based financing system. The authors are not charged for getting their papers reviewed - so if your manuscript is rejected then you pay nothing. Only the manuscripts accepted for publication will be invoiced for article processing charge. It is obvious, that the acceptance of a paper does not depend on article processing charges. The acceptance is based only on the results of peer-review procedure.
It is as a challenge to the traditional subscription-based publishing model by offering an alternative - an article processing fee (charges). The charges received from authors are only one part. The additional money comes from institutional membership fees, grants, donations, some advertising, and additional subscription-based products.
Editorial Board can select some interesting and outstanding articles which are going to be published free of charge.
PPC currently accepts the following payment methods:
- Bank transfer in USD or EUR.
- Payment with Credit Card through PayPal.
- Payment by Western Union Money Transfer.
Peer Review Process
Each paper is reviewed by the Editor in Chief and, if it is judged suitable for publication, it is then sent to at least two referees for blind review (double-blind peer review process). Neither the Editor nor the reviewer will impose his or her personal biases on authors. Every effort is made to ensure that all manuscripts receive constructive, objective and speedy appraisals. Based on the recommendations, the Editor in Chief decides whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised (improved) or rejected.
The process described above is a general one. This process may vary depending on certain circumstances.
Submission of a manuscript implies; that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.