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Call for Papers for Special Section:

 The 21st Workshop on Aggression - 20 years of teaching and research in Psychology at the University of Oradea

 Journal of Psychological and Educational Research (JPER)


 Important dates

December 1st, 2016: Deadline to submit the full manuscript

January 30th, 2017: Feedback according to reviews

February 30th, 2017: Revised manuscript submissions due

March/April, 2017: Publication of Special Section


The “XXI-th Workshop on Aggression - 20 years of teaching Psychology at the University of Oradea” participants are invited to submitt a manuscript for this special issue. This special section of the JPER will focus on studies devoted to innovative methodological, conceptual, empirical approaches, to developmental focus research or to comparative investigation of cross‐national, ethnic, and/or cultural differences in all types of aggression, anger and socio-emotional learning in children, adolescents, and/or adults.

We particularly welcome submissions with longitudinal designs, diverse methodologies and populations as well as multi-study papers.

Submissions of researchers from interdisciplinary fields such as Psychology, Sociology and Education are encouraged.

All invited manuscripts will undergo the regular peer review process. Please note that an initial invitation does not guarantee acceptance. An important criterion of selection is reporting the size of effect and/or the statistical power of the research (the acceptance rate of the articles sent for publication in JPER).

Benefits of Publishing in the JPER

When you publish in International Journal of Developmental Science, you will benefit from: rigorous peer review of your research; prompt publishing; multidisciplinary audience; high visibility (electronic content) for maximum global exposure; publish online ahead of print.

About the journal JPER

The Journal of Psychological and Educational Research (JPER), integrating educational issues into the body of psychological research.

JPER is a biannual peer reviewed journal that publishes scientific articles corresponding to one of the following categories:

  1. Studies that are based upon empirical data obtained from research designs and methodology that strictly follow the scientific principles in order to identify recurring patterns of interactions between certain aspects of psychological and educational variables and explain the relationship between them;
  2. Theoretical synthesis which emphasize the cumulative character and the current status of the scientific knowledge in a certain domain;
  3. Thematic interviews with prestigious personalities which are active in the domain of psychology and education, and also comments regarding important scientific manifestations;
  4. Reviews of books and articles that had a major impact at a paradigmatic level in the field of psychology and education.

An important criterion of selection is reporting the size of effect and/or the statistical power of the research (the acceptance rate of the articles sent for publication in JPER, volume 24 in 2016 is 9%).

Indexing JPER

JPER is covered by the following abstraction and indexing services: SCOPUS, ProQuest, Central and Eastern European Online Library, Index Copernicus International, EBSCO Publishing, Cabell Publishing, Inc., etc.

Submit your article online

All manuscripts forwarded for publishing will be edited in English. The length of the manuscript may not exceed 20 pages (for empirical studies and theoretical synthesis) or five pages for interviews, comments and reviews. Typescripts: The style and format of the typescript should be in accordance with the specifications given in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th Ed.).

The first page of the article should contain only the title of the article, the names and surnames of the authors and also contact details for the first author (address and e-mail), thus assuring an efficient review process.

All manuscripts will contain at page 2 an abstract in English of maximum 200 words and up to five keywords, and starting from page 3 the text body will be introduced.

References within the text will show the mentioned author’s name and the year the reference source was published. The reference at the end of the article will be typed according to the APA [Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2001), 5th Ed.] publication standards.

The review process JPER

All received manuscripts will be sent to two reviewers that are independent of the editorial staff, which will analyze the material without knowing the identity of the authors. The review criteria are the following: 1. The relevance of the subject to the domain of psychology and education; 2. The topicality of the investigated subject; 3. The scientific value of the article; and 4. The clarity and adequacy of the research method used.

After the review process the first author will receive one of the following feedbacks regarding the submitted material: accepted, minor review, major review or rejected.

In case a review by the authors is necessary, the manuscript will be sent to the first author with the suggestions and comments of the reviewers.


We look forward to your contributions and hope you will consider the JPER as an outlet for your research!

Editor in chief Mihai Marian & Simona Trip (Special Section Editor)