An Invitation to Submit Manuscripts for a Special Issue of Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: A Journal of Developmental Psychology: “Supporting the Next Generation of Developmental Scientists”
Attention: Research Mentors for Undergraduate Honors Theses
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: A Journal of Developmental Psychology is hosting one or more special issues featuring high-quality, empirical honor theses completed by undergraduate students under the mentorship of faculty researchers. The issue’s purpose is to promote and recognize the next generation of developmental scientists.
Eligibility is limited to reports of empirical research and higher priority will be given to submissions that address substantive topics that are consistent with the journal’s mission and focus.
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly's mission is to serve as a primary source of new research studies in child and adolescent development. The purview of Merrill-Palmer Quarterly encompasses theory and research on child and adolescent social/emotional/psychological development and emphasizes the journal's historical commitment to the study of development in context (e.g., relationships, families, schools, neighborhoods, peers, media, etc.).
Students and mentors who wish to have their manuscripts considered for this special issue should upload their submissions to the article portal at digitalcommons.wayne.edu/mpq/. Submissions will be accepted beginning April 15, 2023, and undergo peer review. Submission deadline is September 1, 2023.
Student/scholar authors needing publication within a limited timeline for the purpose of meeting graduation and/or other class requirements: because of the cyclical nature of periodic journals, a specific hastened future publication date cannot be offered nor guaranteed and relying on this is advised against.
Instructions for article submission are attached and can also be found on the article portal at https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/mpq/. Inquiries about manuscripts should be directed to the editorial office via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To submit a manuscript, use the submit article portal at digitalcommons.wayne.edu/mpq. The editors reserve the right to return or reject manuscripts that deviate substantially from the following requirements: