Experimental Methods in Psychology

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APPENDIX A

The Proper Form When Submitting Experiments for Publication

A research report in psychological journals usually has six sections. The first five sections are the abstract, the introduction, the method, the results, and the discussion. The sixth section is a list of articles and books that were mentioned in the article, giving sufficient information so that they can be located in a library or obtained from a publisher. Because articles are frequently reviewed without the reviewer being informed of the identity of the author or authors, a separate title page is needed that includes the title, the author (or authors), and the author's (or authors') professional affiliation. For example:

Memory for Events Experienced Under Stress
John J. Jones
University of Southern Arizona

would appear on a separate page, centered within all four margins of the page, and treated as page I of the manuscript. The second page contains only the abstract, and the manuscript proper begins on the third page, preceded by the title, centered between the left and right margins, and followed by the rest of the article, as described in this appendix. The author's name does not appear anywhere in the manuscript other than the title page. The various sections are now described in some detail.

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