Open science

Primenjena psihologija is actively committed to open science principles. Open science improves transparency at all stages of the research process in order to increase trust in science and scientific results. Along with open access, which increases the visibility of research results, the journal encourages authors to nurture the practice of open data and preregistration of study design.

Open Access

Primenjena psihologija publishes papers in Open Access under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY 4.0). The Journal has a platinum Open Access policy, which means that no fee is charged for publishing the paper. Published papers can be distributed and reproduced in any medium, ensuring that the work is properly cited.

Copyright and License

Copyright on an article published in Primenjena psihologija is retained by the author(s). Primenjena psihologija publishes all articles under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 and identify Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad as the original publisher. This license allows third parties the right to use the article freely, if original authors and publisher are properly cited.

Self-archiving policy

As an open access journal, Primenjena psihologija allows authors to deposit a published final version of an article in an institutional, thematic, or governmental repository. The published article can be disseminated through all relevant media and social networks.

Open Data

Primenjena psihologija encourages authors to deposit datasets linked to empirical research in one of data repositories, which is free-to-use and open access. Data repositories usually enable to deposit any research data (including raw and processed data, video, code, software, algorithms, protocols, and methods) associated with research manuscript. The deposited research datasets must be anonymized and include a file with clear instructions for their future use.

Repositories recommended by Primenjena psihologija: 



Primenjena psihologija strongly encourages authors to pre-register their study design. Preregistration with embargo is made possible by, for example, the Open Science Framework and other registries such as AsPredicted. Preregistration allows researchers to set up a research plan (create hypotheses, research procedures and main analyzes) before collecting data, in order to exclude the possibility of a-posteriori modification. Primenjena psiholgija will enable the publication of adequately preregistered studies, regardless of their results.