The European Journal of Developmental Psychology
is an official publication of the European Association of Developmental Psychology
. It publishes innovative original theoretical, empirical, methodological and review papers dealing with psychological development and developmental psychopathology during infancy, childhood and adolescence. The journal also publishes papers on social policy based on developmental science and which are relevant to education, health or well-being in infancy, childhood and adolescence. It is keen to receive papers relevant to European developmental psychology in that they take account of topics such as European history, European policy or cultural diversity and their relevance to developmental matters. The journal aims to cover the areas of cognitive and social development and the development of the person (self, identity and personality) and to do so from a disciplinary and/or an interdisciplinary perspective. On occasions, issues are devoted to a special theme, under the editorship of an invited expert.
New special section: Developmetrics reports - Instruments and procedures for developmental research
The journal now offers the possibility to publish short reports on the development of instruments and procedures for developmental research, or Developmetrics
reports. The reports will have a maximum length of 2200 words (5 pages in print), including main text, abstract, and references. The reports should have the structure and format of a regular paper, as specified in the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the APA.
The journal feels that the potential of publishing data on the quality and the usability of instruments and procedures will be very helpful for several reasons: it offers a pool of publications to refer to when one publishes a paper in which an instrument is used that has been investigated already; it prevents we as editor and co-editors rejecting papers concerning solely instruments without any developmental content; it may help publishing relevant data on the cross-cultural use of instruments.
The term “instruments” refers to instruments such as tests, questionnaires and checklists. The term “procedures” refers to any research on the reliability and validity of procedures for experimentation or of strategies to gather data.
In keeping with our aims and scope, we will maintain the principle that the short reports on instruments and procedures should have specific relevance for the field of developmental research. Peer Review Integrity
All published research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and refereeing by independent expert referees.