As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
An author(s) submits a manuscript, including the main document, title page, and supplementary files (if applicable), to the ScholarOne Manuscripts platform (https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/pssr).
The editorial team performs an initial editorial screen of the manuscript to check for compliance with basic editorial requirements. If the manuscript fails to fulfill basic requirements, it is returned to the author with the decision reject without review.
If a manuscript is cleared for review, the editorial team will identify and invite two possible reviewers of the article and will send anonymized versions of the manuscripts to the referees who agreed to review.
Once both referees send their respective feedback, the editorial team will integrate and assess the recommendations of the referees.
If both referees fail to recommend the manuscript for publication, the editorial team communicates to the author(s) the decision reject based on review and provides the anonymized review.
If both referees recommend the manuscript for outright publication, the editorial team communicates to the author(s) the decision to accept with no revision and provides the anonymized review.
If both referees recommend major or minor revision based on the extent of reworking required before the manuscript becomes suitable for publication, the editorial team communicates to the author(s) the decision major revision or minor revision and provides the anonymized review.
If referees do not converge on one recommendation, the editorial team assesses the manuscript with greater scrutiny and makes a decision, and communicates this to the author(s) with the anonymized review.
Authors who are asked to revise their manuscripts will submit a revised draft as well as a cover letter that details point by point how they addressed the referee comments.
The editorial team performs a final editorial screen to ensure that the author has satisfactorily addressed the referee's comments. After clearing, authors will be notified about the final publication decision of their manuscript.
PSSR shall publish the following:
1) Full-length articles that have passed the peer review process;
2) Book reviews of recent scholarly publications (i.e., published within the last three years); and
3) Research notes.
PSSR shall proactively look at the following as possible sources of manuscripts:
● Papers read by CSSP faculty members in local and foreign conferences;
● Professorial Chair Lectures;
● Completed theses and dissertations; and
● Faculty Fellowship papers; and
● Other academic events and outputs.
Articles must follow the bibliographic style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).