Aims and Scope

The Journal of Applied Psychological Research (JAPR) strives to encourage the use of psychology in various fields of specialization through top-notch research and to facilitate collaboration among professionals and researchers. Its policy is to attract a wide range of contributions, including empirical research, review articles, case studies, overviews of target issues, descriptions of instruments for research and diagnosis, and theoretical work related to applied psychology. Authors are required to reference published and verifiable facts, whether established in the current study or in previously published literature. The journal welcomes submissions from Iran and other regions, covering diverse fields including but not limited to health, development, psychological testing, environment, gerontology, economics, ergonomics, and work. Articles submitted for publication should hold the interest of both the academic and professional communities.

JAPR accepts a broad range of topics, including but not limited to work, organizational, and personnel psychology, with extensions to fields like organizational behavior (such as entrepreneurship), human resource management, career studies, and other related disciplines of applied psychology. The methods used in submissions to JAPR can be diverse, including quantitative and qualitative studies, intervention studies, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews. However, manuscripts may be exceptions to the norm if they have a particularly strong or novel theoretical background, or if they draw from data that is multi-sourced, such as a large dataset using a comparative design that draws from multiple national contexts or unique cultural contexts.

JAPR also publishes Special Issues, Lead Articles, and Method Articles. Special Issues are curated by guest editors and consist of a collection of articles and invited contributions that center around a particular thematic focus, covering all disciplines within applied psychology. Lead articles are typically invited and serve as critical reviews and extensions of a body of research, supplemented with peer commentaries to encourage international scientific discussion. Method articles, on the other hand, focus on specific issues and challenges related to research design, data collection techniques, sampling, and analyses in the broad domain of applied psychology. JAPR welcomes proposals for method articles on an ongoing basis.