Editorial Philosophy

Our Editorial Philosophy

The North American Journal of Psychology publishes scientific papers that are of  general interest to psychologists and other social scientists. Papers may encompass a wide variety of  topics, methods, and strategies. It is our belief that many good scientific papers are rejected for invalid reasons. Some journals reject up to 90% of their submissions because they don’t have space. Furthermore, studies of the review process strongly suggest that not all of the lucky 10% are better papers than those that get rejected. In our view many of those rejected papers are meritorious with need for only minor revisions. Some have problems with writing, format, or misuse of statistics that can be corrected with constructive criticism and a little work on the part of the authors.

Perhaps our philosophy can be summed up this way: we are looking for ways to strengthen good papers rather than searching for weak excuses to reject them.