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Articles for publication in Current Issues in Personality Psychology (CIPP) are accepted only via the electronic Editorial System.

Manuscripts submitted to the editorial office are assessed by reviewers. The editorial office chooses a 2-3 independent reviewer based on the subject of the submitted manuscript. The competences of a reviewer are confirmed by the academic achievements. The reviewer is independent of the author of the reviewed manuscript and the editorial office of the journal. Each paper is evaluated in the double-blind review process, in which authors do not know the identity of their reviewers, nor do the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Reviewers assess the work using the electronic system on the basis of questions prepared for a specific title. Reviewers may also provide individual comments on the article.
The recommendations of the reviewers are presented to the author in writing. The review procedure respects the principle of confidentiality.

Submissions should be written in English (Times New Roman, 12 pt, double-spaced) and follow APA-7 style guidelines (including text citations and reference list):
The title page should provide: full names of all authors, affiliations of the authors, manuscript full title, running title, complete address for correspondence with e-mail to speed up contacts with authors, and source(s) of support in the form of grants (quote the number of the grant). All tables and figures should be placed on a separate page each, and numbered in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. Additional materials attached to the main article should be described in the file title as Supplementary materials, e.g. …..title – Supplementary materials. Authors should use unbiased language.

Scope of work of authors
Authors are required to include information of responsibility in the manuscript that specifies the contribution of every author. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, alone, does not justify authorship.
We suggest the following kind of format (please use initials to refer to each author’s contribution):
A – Study design
B – Data collection
C – Statistical analysis
D – Data interpretation
E – Manuscript preparation
F – Literature search
G – Funds collection

All cases of ghostwriting and guest authorship will be liable for customary penalty as an indication of scientific negligence.

The authors should give 3-5 key words, which as a general rule should not be terms that occur in the title of the paper.

Footnotes are not used. If necessary, please use endnotes numbered consistently throughout the text. Manuscripts should be in their final form when submitted.

A regular scientific article should contain no more than 33,975 characters with spaces in the article, including references (18 pages of 1,800 characters each). with spaces).

Figures and tables may not occupy more than 2 pages in the Word version. Figures and tables max 4 in the whole article. In addition, the author may submit additional materials to the article, which will be published as Supplementary materials.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Supplementary materials will be published only in the electronic version in the form and quality sent by the authors.

In exceptional cases, we allow the publication of articles up to 7500 words (or more), but only with the prior consent of the Editor-in-Chief.

Each research article should contain a structured abstract (200-250 words), divided into Background, Participants and Procedure, Results, and Conclusions. Subject matter should be organized under suitable headings and subheadings such as: Structured Abstract, Introduction, Participants and Procedure, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgments and References.

Current Issues in Personality Psychology (CIPP) accepts case reports. Case reports should constitute a significant contribution to the science of personality. Case reports should not exceed 11325 characters including spaces in the article, including references, excluding the unstructured abstract (100-150 words).

Short reports should be no more than 16500 characters including spaces in the article, including references, excluding the structured abstract (100-150 words). There should be no more than 20 references, no more than 2 tables and 1 figure, and no more than 5 authors.

Review articles should follow the format for a regular article, but should be submitted only after consultation with the Editors. Each review article should contain an unstructured abstract (100-150 words).

Tables and figures (photographs) should be numbered using Arabic numerals, placed on separate pages and submitted as separate files. Figures should be saved in one of the following formats: .cdr, .tif, .jpg, .ai, .bmp or .eps. Photographs submitted electronically should have a resolution of 300 dpi and should be saved as .tif or .jpg files. The locations of tables and figures should be indicated in the body of the text.
If a figure (photograph) has been previously published, the source should be given, and written permission to use it should be obtained from the copyright holder.

The editorial office reserves the right to make language corrections without consulting the author. Other changes are consulted with the authors.
The editorial office sends manuscripts to the authors for authorization.

Authors are expected to describe sources of the research funding, the role of any sponsor in planning, execution and analysis of the study, and the influence (bias) the funding organization had on the content of the article. Other relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, or paid expert testimony) providing potential sources of conflict of interest in relation to the submitted article should also be disclosed.

Research Ethics: When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors are required to state that the research conforms to the provisions of the Declaration of Helsinki available at
Information regarding the approval of a suitably constituted ethical committee for conducting the clinical research (e.g. on patients, prisoners, children) should be included in the methods section.

Current Issues in Personality Psychology is published in accordance with ICMJE policies and recommendations. The ICMJE requires - and recommends that all medical journal editors require - registration of clinical trials in a public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrollment as a condition of consideration for article publication.
The ICMJE defines a clinical trial as any research project that prospectively assigns people or a group of people to an intervention, with or without concurrent comparison or control groups, to study the relationship between a health-related intervention and a health outcome. Health-related interventions are those used to modify a biomedical or health-related outcome; examples include drugs, surgical procedures, devices, behavioural treatments, educational programs, dietary interventions, quality improvement interventions, and process-of-care changes. Health outcomes are any biomedical or health-related measures obtained in patients or participants, including pharmacokinetic measures and adverse events.

The ICMJE accepts publicly accessible registration in any registry that is a primary register of the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) that includes the minimum acceptable 24-item trial registration data set or in, which is a data provider to the WHO ICTRP.

In accordance with the ICMJE recommendations, the Editors of Current Issues in Personality Psychology require authors to provide all necessary information regarding the registered study when submitting the article for publication: name of the register, Main ID, Public Title, Date of Registration. The data provided by the author are verified by the editors.

More information on this can be found here

Source: ICMJE, Clinical Trials,

In sending the manuscript the author(s) confirm(s) that (s)he has (they have) not previously submitted it to another journal or published it elsewhere.

The author(s) accept(s) that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the written consent of the copyright holder, i.e. the Publisher.

Materials previously published should be accompanied by written consent for reprinting from the relevant Publishers. In the case of photographs of identifiable persons, their written consent should also be provided. Any potential conflict of interest will be dealt with by the local court specific to the Publisher. Legal relations between the Publisher and the author(s) are in accordance with Polish law and with international conventions binding on Poland.

Termedia Publishing House is committed to upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements.

The Author(s) is obliged to prepare and send the article in accordance with the requirements set out in the journal Editor. Moreover the Author(s) is obliged to submit editorial complemented by a statement which will be included: a statement about the originality of the content of the article (work not yet published anywhere), the integrity of the copyrights of others, no conflict of interest or its application, as well as the superior permission to publish an article in the journal. Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process. The Author(s) are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes, they also should provide a list of references.
Author(s) are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias or be seen to bias their work.
Authors may, at any time before accepting the article for publication, withdraw the article by submitting a statement in the electronic system of the Editorial System.

Termedia Publishing House in the matter of authorship criteria and/or who should be listed as a contributor, respects standards recommended by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). Detailed information about those criteria you can find in COPE Report

Articles are selected for publication in double blind selection system and published in open access system. Reviewer shall review by the electronic system on the basis of questions prepared for a specific title. It is also possible for a reviewer to send individual comments to be published in the article content.
All judgments and findings in the peer-review process should be objective. Reviewers should have no conflict of interest (they make a statement before proceeding to review.). Reviewers - if is a legitimate need - should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited, and reviewed by them articles should be treated confidentially prior to their publication.

Editors are responsible for deciding which articles are accepted for publication. Editors act in a balanced, objective and fair way while carrying out their expected duties, without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.
Publisher and Editors are always ready to publish corrections, clarifications, withdrawals and apologies if there is a legitimate need.
In the situation when there is a suspicion that an inappropriate research procedure described in the work sent by autors has taken place, the authors are obliged by the editorial office - if not yet submitted - to submit information regarding the approval of the described research procedure by a properly established ethics committee to conduct clinical trials.
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