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Publish your Psychology research, methodologies, registered reports and data notes fast and openly

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F1000Research is a unique platform that prioritises publishing rapidly and having an open peer review process to ensure each author has the most constructive feedback. Our open science platform enables researchers to publish a wide range of findings including research and review articles, data notes, case reports, methods and registered reports as quickly as possible.

Psychology is a complex and in-depth area of research that is continuously evolving; therefore, rapid publication and data sharing is crucial. F1000Research provides a seamless and open way of publishing that enables the author to liaise with their expert peer reviewers and receive better insight and constructive feedback on their findings. Additionally, this transparent process offers other researchers within the psychology community the opportunity to optimise and share data with ease.

Publish across a multitude of disciplines, including but not limited to:

  • Behavioural psychology 
  • Cognitive psychology 
  • Environmental psychology
  • Clinical psychology 
  • Experimental psychology
  • Child psychology 
  • Developmental psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Health psychology

We would like to support you throughout the process and help you to join experts in your field by publishing cutting-edge research that makes a difference. Get in touch or take a look at our comprehensive website which has a detailed 'How to Publish' and 'About' section. If you still have questions or you would like to propose a themed collection please email

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Article Guidelines

Psychology is a complex topic but the publishing process doesn't need to be. Read our author guidelines before submission to ensure you have prepared your article correctly.

Why Publish with F1000Research?

  • Immediate open access publication of research in as little as 14 days.
  • Transparent, post-publication peer review by invited experts so authors can liaise directly with them.
  • Gives authors greater control and boosts the credibility of their research. 
  • A range of article types including research and review articles, case studies, data notes, software tools and more.
  • Inclusion of all source materials and data to help further the open research movement.
  • Plus, one 2019 study suggests that open data can generate up to 25% more citations

Featured Articles

CAPE for measuring callous-unemotional traits in disadvantaged families: a cross-sectional validation study [version 2; peer review: 3 approved]

Luna C.M. Centifanti, Hannah Shaw, Katherine J. Atherton, Nicholas D. Thomson, Susanne MacLellan, Paul J. Frick,

The present study aimed to validate a clinician rating of CU traits, the Clinical Assessment of Prosocial Emotions, Version 1.1 (CAPE 1.1), in a sample of hard-to-reach families referred to a government program designed to prevent the development of behaviour problems in high risk families.

Pictures over words: a cross-sectional study reporting short term memory abilities in children [version 3; peer review: 2 approved]

Aysha Rooha, Malavika Anakkathil Anil, Jayashree S. Bhat

In the present study, we aimed to examine the modality effect in the recall of multimedia information among children between the age range of 6 years to 9 years 11 months.  

Medical students’ relative immunity, or lack thereof, against COVID-19 emotional distress and psychological challenges; a descriptive study from Jordan [version 2; peer review: 3 approved]

This study aimed at describing self-reported changes in emotional reactions associated with COVID-19 among medical students in Jordan and to assessing the potential effect of social media utilization on emotional distress among this group.

Association between categorization of emotionally-charged and neutral visual scenes and parameters of event-related potentials in carriers of different COMT, HTR2A, BDNF gene genotypes [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]

This study aimed to discover the association between parameters of event-related potentials (ERPs) and categorization of images of visual scenes, both emotionally-charged and neutral, in carriers of different genotypes of the COMT, HTR2A, BDNF genes.

Affective rating of audio and video clips using the EmojiGrid [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]

In this study we measured the affective appraisal of sounds and video clips using a newly developed graphical self-report tool: the EmojiGrid. 

"I really enjoyed my publishing experience with F1000Research. The submission process was quite smooth. The staff were very friendly and actively responded to my questions, resulting in a quick turnaround time at all stages of the review process.  The reviews themselves were high quality, with many helpful suggestions and constructive comments that definitely served to improve the quality of my manuscript. I value the fact that the initial draft version is quickly published and available for online viewing and citation, and the transparent nature of the whole review process.  Overall, I warmly recommend publishing with F1000Research!"

- Alexander Toet, Corresponding author, Affective rating of audio and video clips using the EmojiGrid


About F1000Research

F1000Research is a fully open access publishing platform, offering rapid publication of articles and other research outputs without editorial bias. All articles benefit from transparent post-publication peer review, and editorial guidance on making source data openly available.

F1000Research advocates for transparency and reproducibility in research, and our unique publishing model supports this at every stage. Articles can be published in as few as 14 days, with post-publication peer review creating an open dialogue between authors and their research community.

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