The Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences

JPBS is an annual periodical published by the Psychology and Counseling Department of Fairleigh Dickinson University at Madison, New Jersey. The responsibility for review and contact resides with the undergraduate and graduate journal student officers. The officers’ activities are coordinated by the current student editor. JPBS offers undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty, an opportunity to publish in a recognized academic journal. However, the undergraduate student, and not faculty members or graduate students, must be the first author of any accepted submission.

Articles in ANY topical area of psychology are considered including, but not limited to:

Behavioral Neuroscience, Personality & Social Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Psychology of Learning and Memory, Experimental Psychology, Health Psychology, Psychology of Substance Abuse, Psychopharmacology, Sport Psychology, Psychology of Women/Men, and Humanistic Psychology.

Publication Policy and Submission Instructions:

  • All manuscripts MUST be formatted in strict accordance with rules of the American Psychological Association Publication Manual (6th or latest edition). Manuscripts not adhering to this criterion will be returned without review.

  • Manuscripts must be submitted to the faculty editor via email (

  • JPBS requests the use of Microsoft Word.

  • For undergraduate submissions without a faculty co-author, the student MUST include a sponsoring statement from their faculty advisor to assure the quality of work and that all APA ethical considerations have been followed.

  • Please send only high quality original articles. Do not send articles which have been accepted for publication, or have been published, in whole or part, elsewhere.

  • For a manuscript that requires revision, it is the sole responsibility of the author(s) to make the specified changes and resubmit it to JPBS within 1 month. Manuscripts which take longer than 1 month to revise and arrive at our offices are subject to potential lengthy delays in publishing and may not be published until the following issue.

  • Use of humans as participants must be accompanied by a written statement that all guidelines of the APA regarding informed consent and ethical treatment of participants were followed in a cover letter. The use of deceit in an experiment must be justified.

  • Use of non-human subjects must be accompanied by a written statement that all subjects were maintained and treated according to the APA guidelines for Care and Use. In addition, a written statement from the institution’s Internal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or Internal Review Board (IRB) must be submitted attesting to the review and approval of experiments reported.

Upon Acceptance of Final Manuscript:

One free copy of JPBS will be sent to the first author.

Transference of Copyright of ownership to JPBS must be signed by the author(s) and returned to our office prior to publication. Refusal to transfer Copyright is considered sufficient reason to reject a manuscript following positive review.

Ordering Instructions

The current volume of JPBS (Vol 25 – 2017) can be purchased at the FDU Bookstore on the Florham Campus. 

If you have any problems completing your order please contact the Florham bookstore at (973)-514-1644 or by email (

Contact Information

Jennifer Wilson, Administrative Assistant

(973) 443-8547