Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research

Volume

19

Issue

4

Publisher

Psi Chi

Publication Date

10-1-2014

First Page

225

Last Page

226

Abstract

Four more issues of the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research have been printed. I have exciting updates to share and new developments to report, but above all, I want to take a moment to thank the authors for submitting their fine work to our Journal. They provide the content that is critical to the advancement of science. I also want to thank reviewers for their tireless work on behalf of Psi Chi Journal. Their excellent peer reviews provide the feedback necessary for us to meet the Journal’s mission “to foster and reward the scholarly efforts of psychology students as well as to provide them with a valuable learning experience” (Psi Chi, 2014). Our publication standards are high. In the fiscal 2013–2014 year, 54 editorial decisions were made. Only eight manuscripts were conditionally accepted at the first submission. This represents an acceptance rate of 14.8%, which is comparable to rates for American Psychological Association (APA) journals (APA, 2013). However, a majority of first submissions were invited to return major revisions (n = 31, 57.4%) providing ample evidence of our efforts to support burgeoning authors in strengthening their publication skills.

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