Swiss Psychology Open (SPO) is the official journal of the Swiss Psychological Society (SPS). The goal of SPS is to advance and support best practice in psychological science and teaching. SPO is a general open access journal in the field of psychology. It accepts submissions from all fields of psychology. Its intention is to serve as a forum for the scientific discussion of all areas of psychology and their applications. One of its most central concerns is the mediating function between different fields of psychology, research and applications, and in culturally different areas.
SPO publishes research articles, meta-analyses, literature reviews, methods papers, opinion papers, commentaries and registered reports. All articles are made openly available as soon as they are ready to guarantee timely communication. Authors of articles published in SPO remain the copyright holders of their work.
Mentorship is a critical predictor of success in academia, and mentors take on different roles than supervisors and colleagues. Most importantly, mentors can share knowledge, skills and access to networks and opportunities to which mentees may not have immediate access.
The Editors of Swiss Psychology Open are offering a new format of formal mentorship to Early Career Researchers (ECRs) with a focus on academic writing and publishing.
The idea: ECRs are paired with SPO Editors to co-develop a formal agreement for a 6month mentorship.
The goal: Successful publication of mentored ECRs' work in Swiss Psychology Open. Waivers to cover the full publication costs (CHF500/£400) are available to Eligible ECRs.
For more information on how to apply - download the PDF here.
Posted on 12 Oct 2021
Authors can now submit a Registered Report to Swiss Psychology Open via the Peer Community In Registered Reports (PCI RR).
PCI RR performs peer review of Stage 1 and Stage 2 preprints and then offers authors the opportunity to publish their approved manuscript without further peer review in a range of journals (including Swiss Psychology Open).
Posted on 12 Oct 2021
SPO is currently inviting papers for their first two special issues. Download the full Call for Papers below or check out our Special Collections page.
Editors: Meike Ramon & Nicolas Rothen
Guest-Editors: Anna Bobak, Patrick Forscher & Marian Sauter
Innovation often emerges from adversity. This also applies to psychological research, where the tools, procedures, and workflows necessary to answer a question may not exist, may not be readily found, or are not available. Nonetheless, within the research community, there exists a vast amount of openly available resources and collective knowledge that is potentially useful to others but is typically only shared informally. Adapting to the global pandemic has led to the growth of remote and online experimentation (ROE), and widespread distribution of research that is not bound to physical spaces. These changes have accompanied an emerging emphasis on big team science, which leverages online collaboration platforms to pool resources across many research labs to achieve larger investments in resources, researcher time, and researcher skill than would otherwise be possible.
Digitization and Collaboration is an open ended special issue, meaning you can submit your paper directly to SPO, for more information on this special issue, you can download the Call here.
Guest Editors: Sabine Raeder, Jérôme Rossier and Eva Selenko
This special issue will focus on careers and their context during times of crisis. We welcome well-crafted empirical and theoretical contributions. Submitted papers can directly refer to the Covid-19 crisis, to more long-term crisis, as the climate change, or more generally refer to new developments after such a type of crisis and focus on individual careers, changes in forms of work, flexible working, development of atypical work, or the use of technology in work.
Careers in Times of Crisis has a preliminary deadline for abstracts of the 30th September 2021 before the submission of the full manuscript by the 28th February 2022. For more information on this special issue, you can download the Call here.
Posted on 29 Jun 2021