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Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology

Introduction

Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology is an official journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP). IAAP was established in 1962, and has been serving the Indian society through various professional activities related to Psychology. The journal seeks primarily research articles related to applied psychology and it aims to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of Psychology, the efficiency and usefulness of its members by setting up a high standard of professional education and knowledge. JIAAP is published twice a year in January and July.

Information for Authors

The JIAAP is a refereed Journal and all articles are sent to expert assessors who evaluate each paper on several dimensions such as originality of the work, scientific argument, and English style, format of the paper, references, citations and finally they comment on suitability of the article for the particular Journal. In case of review articles the importance of the subject and the extent the review is comprehensive are assessed. Prospective authors are expected that before submitting any article for publication they should see that it fulfils these criteria. The improvement of article may be achieved in two ways (i) more attention to language (ii) more attention to the sections of the article.

Major Components of an article

Title:
It should be short and accurate, no need to prefix “A study of” avoid abbreviations in the title. Also provide short title 2/3 words for use as running head of paper. Author/s Name and institutional affiliations only should be given with title. Address, qualification, etc. may be provided at the end of paper.

Acknowledgements:

May also be given at the end of the paper.

Abstract/Summary:

Should be short not more than 150 words, mention essential facts only. (Give on a separate page)

Introduction:

Not a long review of the subject area and details of history, it should pertain to specific area of study and should cover only relevant researches. (Do not give Introduction as heading).

Method:

(not methodology) this should cover Techniques, Sample, Tools/Measures.

Results:

Provide relevant facts only, data may be given preferably in the form of tables or occasionally in figures/text but do not repeat same data in more than one form. Do not include too many tables, try to combine these wherever possible, and indicate in the paper where tables/figures should appear. Use Arabic numerals for table and figure numbers, these should be carefully planned to fit the production size of printed page. JIAAP does not publish detailed ANOVA tables, give only significant F-values at suitable places in the text: F(df) = ; p<.05/.01.

Discussion:

This is important aspect of the paper, should be drafted carefully, stating what answers we got, then in individual paragraphs discussing these in the light relevant past work and finally, try to answer: what does it mean in the concluding part. In some situations section of Results may be combined with Discussion so as to avoid repetition.

References:

Citations in the text and References must correspond to each other; do not over reference by giving the obvious/old classic studies or the irrelevant. Avoid giving references to abstracts and unpublished papers. Give all journal titles in full and not in an abbreviated form, JIAAP follows APA format for references.

Reference Examples:

All Journal titles with volume number (issue numbers are not required) and all book titles should be given in Italics.

  • Rao, K., Subbakrishna, D.K., & Prabhu, G.G. (1989). The development of a coping checklist: A preliminary report. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 31, 128-133.
  • Pestonjee, D.M. (1999). Stress and coping: The Indian experience. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Zubin, J. (1975). Problem of attention in schizophrenia. In M.I. Kietzman, S. Sutton and J. Zubin (Eds.) Experimental approaches to psychopathology. New York: Academic Press.

Permission for reproduction of an article or any part should be addressed to the editor. Manuscripts, Books and Test Reviews, Advertisements and other editorial communications should be addressed to: Editor JIAAP