I am pleased to inform you that the Human Behaviour Academy is publishing a quarterly journal titled “Journal of Attitude and Behaviour” (JAB) beginning the June 2012 issue. The mission of this quarterly (4 issues per year) journal is to provide a forum for publishing new findings on issues pertinent to attitude and behaviour. Issues ofbehaviour modification, consumer behaviour, social psychology, emotions, psychopathology, mental health issues are especially welcome. The Journal has also a special interest in publishing original research of relevance to developing countries.
To facilitate the rapid publication of high-quality articles, the Journal has several section editors who review manuscripts in their area of expertise. These sections include the following social psychology, personality, development psychology, abnormal psychology, psychopathology, emotions, attitude and behaviour, consumer behaviour, organisation psychology, clinical psychology and others.
The Journal has adopted the following editorial policies:
- The Journal has emphasis on speedy publication. Most articles are published within four months of acceptance.
- While an absolute rule against articles primarily dealing with industrialized countries is not precluded, preference is given to those articles dealing with issues of developing countries.
- Papers that are well-written and presented in the style of journal are eligible for a fast track review. We strongly encourage authors to obtain help with English writing if it is not their first language, and to pay careful attention to the “Information for Contributors” which is found at the end of each issue and at the journal website.
- Mental-health professionals sometimes report lessons they have learned from their experience. Often these are important lessons and may be reported in working papers and monographs. While these may be valuable, they may also be biased, and the data may not be sufficiently robust to insure reliability. The Journal, therefore, prefers to consider those articles that describe well-designed studies and are substantiated by adequate data.
Original research articles, review articles, short reports, and letters dealing with the above subjects are considered for publication in the Journal of Attitude and Behaviour. The Journal also publishes case studies. In principle, an original research article should not exceed (6,500 words, including all illustrations and references. Review articles should not generally exceed 8,500 words), including illustrations and references. Short reports also should not exceed 2,500 words, including all references and illustrations. Letters should be brief and to the point.
Human Behaviour Academy would like to invite you to submit papers for publication in the Journal of Attitude and Behaviour. Manuscripts, along with a cover letter, should be sent to the Editorial office in London in electronic format to firstname.lastname@example.org. An acknowledgement will be returned indicating that it has been received. A print copy of the manuscript sent by mail should be forwarded to: Managing Editor.
I am also requesting you to encourage your colleagues and friends to submit their papers for publication in the JAB. Please share this letter with them.
While preparing manuscripts, please follow the APA (Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to the journals prepared by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, which is available at (HBA Journal. The JAB’s “Information for Contributors” can also be read and/or downloaded from the website).
I hope you will consider the Journal of Attitude and Behaviour when submitting your manuscripts for publication.
Thank you. Warm regards.
Journal of Attitude and Behaviour
and Chief Executive Officer