Under Ralph Piedmont's leadership, the journal has maintained a fairly neutral stance regarding many potentially divisive issues, and I believe that this impartiality is important to continue. Religions, an international, peer-reviewed Open Access journal. Thus, PRS serves as a tremendous forum for examining emerging trends, discussing controversial issues, highlighting clinical applications and suggesting future directions. Editorial board members are also ambassadors for the journal, promoting it and being on the look-out for potential reviewers. 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Another method for increasing influence is publishing more papers that offer explicit guidance for the field. For some, it's primarily about a belief in God and active participation in organized religion. Delays in making determinations about manuscripts do happen, although we can take some practical steps to increase the functioning of the review process. Encouraging international perspectives through submissions to PRS will further the field and our readership coverage. 0.898 Q1 68 47 162. About this journal. Just nine years ago, there was no Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (PRS), and outlets for research in the psychology of religion and spirituality were few. For those already in the database without keywords, we need to request that they supply them. Article. The official Div. The day-to-day conduct of the journal is important. 206. TDD/TTY: (202) 336-6123. Seda Donat Bacıoğlu, Full Text (PDF) • Abstract • Short Link 94 views, Author/s: Many of the articles in PRS explicitly focus on religion, but some are more concerned with spirituality. 1. We investigate the relationship between personal spirituality and positive psychology traits as potentially presented in multiple profiles, rather than monolithically across a full sample. SPC is aimed to serve as an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of recent empirical research and scholarly contributions adhering to international standards on scientific methodology and scholarly presentation of scientific contributions. The deficiencies in training in conducting research and writing in English can be substantial drawbacks, as can the lack of understanding of what is and what is not appropriate for a scientific journal. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, Volume 22, Issue 4 (2020) Original Article . © 2020 APA Div. Dear Colleagues, This issue will include investigation and discussion on the complex relationships between religion, spirituality, and psychology with an emphasis on shared concepts, areas of discord or disagreement, as well as applications to promote psychological, social, and spiritual … I am open to learning from other journals' approaches and creating new ways for PRS to interact with the broader world through technology and social media. Thus, I outline some of the issues that we face in the coming years and some of my thoughts regarding these issues. Emmons,R.A. The best way to increase our influence is to publish the highest-quality papers relevant to the psychology of religion and spirituality. 2751. Since its debut, PRS has become a highly-recognized and respected journal for top scholarship in our field. 36: Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. ), APA handbooks in psychology: APA handbook of psychology, religion, and spirituality… (2005). Email Div. The Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year. In PRS, the topics covered and the methods used to cover them are diverse, and I encourage this diversity. Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Newsletter, Call for Papers/Proposals/Nominations (4). Shengnan Li & Steven. 36 and APA. ECPs should be well-represented on the editorial team as well as in our roster of reviewers, given that they often have more direct experiences with cutting-edge statistical techniques, methods and content areas than some more senior people. Psychology and spirituality could be described as “feet on the ground, head in the sky”. Advances in the conceptualization and measurement of religion and spirituality :implications for physical and mental health research. Many other journals have implemented this system. Period: 3 Issue / Year (February / June / October). One possibility is to have a mentoring process for manuscripts deemed potentially publishable but in need of substantial work, which would require expertise and time. However, recent … I plan to rely on my associate editor team to help improve our journal. Abstract Professional and scientific psychology appears to have rediscovered spirituality and religion during recent years, with a large number of conferences, seminars, workshops, books, and special issues in major professional journals on spirituality and psychology … Beyza Kırca, Halil Eksi, Full Text (PDF) • Abstract • Short Link 101 views, Author/s: One area that is ripe for improvement is the review process. Associate editors are very busy, but they take their role seriously and are committed to the success of the journal. Pınar Ünal-Aydın, Yasin Arslan, Orkun Aydın, Author/s: Empirical studies and theoretical pieces investigating the … McMinn (2011) significantly expands this discussion of using spiritual disciplines within therapy in his book, Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling, talks about how to integrate specific spiritual … Qualitative as well as quantitative empirical articles are acceptable, but qualitative articles should be conducted with just as much rigor in design and analysis as quantitative ones. For example, some journals have explicit programs for mentoring advanced graduate students in conducting reviews. Although there is some pressure within the field for alternative approaches to science, I feel strongly that as a science, psychology should not and cannot admit into its domain non-empirical approaches such as theistic psychology. 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