Instructions for Authors --- Ecological Psychology

Ecological Psychology, the journal of the International Society for Ecological Psychology, publishes original articles that contribute to the understanding of psychological and behavioral processes as they occur within the ecological constraints of animal-environment systems. The scope of ecological psychology includes problems of perception action, cognition, communication, learning, development, and evolution in all species, to the extent that those problems derive from a consideration of whole animal-environment systems, rather than animals or their environments in isolation from each other. Significant contributions to ecological psychology have come from human experimental psychology, developmental psychology, animal behavior, human factors (ergonomics), social psychology, applied mathematics, fine arts, architecture, communications, computer science, philosophy, physical education (kinesiology), physical therapy, speech and hearing, and vision research.

Ecological Psychology publishes empirical, theoretical, and methodological articles. Manuscripts can be research reports, reviews, target articles with commentary, essay book reviews, and short notes. Although empirical and theoretical articles are equally welcome, the theoretical significance of empirical findings and the empirical consequences of theoretical ideas should be stated clearly.

Manuscripts will be evaluated for their contribution to the understanding of psychological problems arising from the study of animal-environment systems.

Manuscript Submission: Submit four manuscript copies to William M. Mace, Editor, Ecological Psychology Department of Psychology, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 06106. Only original manuscripts submitted to Ecological Psychology will be considered for publication. The cover letter should include a statement that the manuscript is not being simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Format and Organization: Manuscripts should be prepared according to the guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (3rd ed.). Double-space all text. On the first page, indicate the title of the manuscript, the names and affiliations of authors, and the name and address of the person to whom reprint requests are to be sent; suggest a shortened version of the title of the manuscript for use as a running head (40 characters or fewer, including spaces). On the second page, provide a 100- to 175-word abstract. On the third page (the first text page), type the title of the manuscript.

Permissions: Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work and for obtaining permission from copyright owners to use a lengthy quotation (450 words or more) or to reprint or adapt a table or figure published elsewhere. Authors should write to both author(s) and publisher of such material to request nonexclusive world rights in all languages for use in the article and in future editions of it.

Content: Do not use new technical words, psychological jargon or slang, or terminology not consistent with the style guidelines in the Publication Manual of the APA. Define any abbreviations or acronyms the first time they are used.

Figures and Tables: All figures and tables should be numbered separately using Arabic numerals and should be grouped at the end of the manuscript. Clearly visible notes within the text should indicate approximate placement of figures and tables. Figures must be professionally prepared and must be camera-ready. Type figure captions on a separate sheet. Write the article title and figure number lightly in pencil on the back of each piece of artwork. Refer to the Publication Manual of the APA for format of tables. Double-space.

References: Double-space. Compile references alphabetically (see the Publication Manual of the APA for multiple author citations and references).Spell out names of journals.Provide page numbers of chapters in edited books.Text citations must correspond accurately to the references in the reference list.

Page Proofs: Authors are sent page proofs of their manuscripts and are asked to proofread them for printer's errors and other defects. Correction of typographical errors will be made without charge; other alterations will be charged to the author.

Reprints: Authors may order reprints of their articles when they receive page proofs. Printing considerations do not permit the ordering of reprints after authors have returned proofs.

Ecological Psychology

International Society for Ecological Psychology