INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
The journal Klinical Psychology is primarily intended for the field of clinical
and health psychology, clinical neuropsychology, counselling, psychotherapy and
The Editorial Board accepts unpublished manuscripts, written in the Croatian or
English languages. The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit the manuscript in
accordance to journal policy and standards of the Croatian and English languages.
Manuscripts are submitted:
in electronic form to:
The manuscript must be accopmanied by an authorship statement, available at
All manuscripts received are subject to editorial reading and assessment of their
acceptability to the journal, followed by a double-blind peer review, where the identities
of the authors or reviewers are unknown.
Before submitting manuscripts, authors are asked to remove all identifying
marks from the text and references which could reveal their identity (name, project
information) and to remove information from electronic files found in the properties
section of the file.
Upon completion of the review process, authors need to include a cover letter
with the revised manuscript, indicating which suggestions were accepted and how
and which were not.
The publisher reserves the copyright for articles published in the journal, both
in print and electronic form. Articles published in the journal can be uses royalty
free for educational, research and other non-commercial uses. The authors reserve
In accordance with the APA Publication Manual (2010), The Publication Process
in Chapter 8 indicates that authors go through the points of the ‘Check your
manuscript’ (APA, 2014, Checklist for Manuscript Submission, available at http://www.apa.org/pubs/authors/manuscript-check.aspx
Point 8.04 states that “It is the author’s responsibility to (a) obtain letters of permission
from copyright holders to reproduce copyrighted material and (b) enclose
copies of these letters with the accepted manuscript” (pp 231).
Research needs to be conducted in accordance with ethical rules and codes for
conducting studies. The author may be asked to provide proof that the study was
approved by an ethics committee of the relevant institution.
Authors are asked to observe the following instructions:
The manuscript (including notes, bibliography and illustrations) should not exceed the given standards (1 text card equals 1800 characters with spaces)
- Original Scientific Papers - 16 text cards
- Preliminary Communication - 8 text cards
- Review Article - 48 text cards
- Professional Paper - 16 text cards
The name of the author, institution name and address, e-mail address and title of the paper (in capital letters) is to be placed on the title page (the editors will erase these details for review purposes)
The journal uses the APA style of references in the text and reference list (http://www.apastyle.org/)
The reference list must contain full details of works mentioned in the text and cannot contain works not cited in the article.
References are cited in alphabetical order by author surname and in chronological order for the same author. If multiple works of the same author are cited with same year of publication, they need to be marked with letters (a, b, c etc.) following the year. In cases of more than one author, all authors need to be listed, the et al form is not used.
The manuscripts must contain an abstract in Croatian and English. The abstract should not exceed 1800 characters with spaces and should contain the aim of the work, methodology employed, the most important results and a conclusion. Five key words need to be included.
- Illustrations and tables should be prepared in accordance with the journal format.
Original scientific paper
contains unpublished results of original scientific research, where the information is presented in such a way that the accuracy of the analyses and procedures upon which the results are based can be verified.
contains unpublished results of an ongoing study which are preferably quickly published. It is not necessary to present enough data for duplication and verification of results.
contains an original, concise and critical review of an individual field or segment where the author is active. The author’s role and contribution in the chosen field needs to be presented with respect to previously published materials
and contain a review of these works. A review article contains state-of-the-art reviews. It can be written by one or several authors and is usually commissioned by the editor. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject individually sent contributions.
contains published research results and focuses on their application in practice or their dissemination (educational purposes). A professional paper presents useful, practical data not related to the author’s research and the observations need not be necessarily new in the field. They must be written in a systematic and understandable manner, in accordance with reader profiles.
References in accordance with APA style:
Sources need to be listed in the test, not as footnotes. The reference is in parentheses
and contains the surname of the author, year and, in case of citations, the
If there are two authors, both need to be listed. In case of three, four or five authors,
all need to be listed when first cited, et al is used further. If the paper has six
or more authors, et al is used when first cited.
Reference listi in accordance with APA style - examples:
Book – one author:
Pfeiffer, S.I. (2015). Essentials of Gifted Assessment
. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Book – several authors:
Fulero, S.M. & Wrightsman, L.S. (2009). Forensic Psychology
. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Book – chapter:
Bem, D.J. (2000). Writing an Empirical Article. In; R.J. Sternberg (Ed), Guide to Publishing in Psychology Journals
(pp 3-16). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
Journal article with DOI:
Grabovac, I. & Mustajbegović, J. (2015). Healthy occupational culture for a worker-friendly workplace. Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju
, 66, 1-8. DOI:10.1515/aiht-2015-66-2558.
Journal article without DOI:
Matešić, K. jr. & Zarevski, P. (2008). Correlation between intelligence and dimensions of personality and school success. Metodika, 17
Unpublished doctoral dissertation:
Ružić, V. (2013). Utjecaj očekivanja o intenzitetu i vremenu pojavljivanja podražaja na doživljaj boli
(Neobjavljena doktorska disertacija) [The influence of expectations on the intensity and time of stimulus onset on the experience of pain, Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. Filozofski fakultet, Zagreb.
Published conference presentation:
Matešić, K. (2012). Čestina uporabe psihodijagnostičkih sredstava u Republici Hrvatskoj – Pregled aktualnog stanja. In D. Jelčić, F. Tomić, S. Jakobović & A. Zrnić (Ed.), Radovi zavoda za znanstveni i umjetnički rad u Požegi
(pp 161-168). Zagreb-Požega: Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti.
Zakon o psihološkoj djelatnosti. Narodne novine, 47/2003.
Foreign language edition if paper is written in English:
Sorić, I. (2004). Samoregulacija učenja – Možemo li naučiti učiti
[Self-regulation of learning – Can we learn to study]. Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap.