‘Affective Science’ Article Types

The journal publishes research articles, brief reports, theoretical and review articles, methodology articles, and commentaries/opinions.

  • Research articles: the most common submission is a research article that reports an original, empirical study or studies in the field of affective science. These are limited to 2,000 words (including all introductory and discussion material in the main text, any footnotes, and acknowledgements), but the method and results have no word limits. The abstract is to be no longer than 150 words. There are no limits on figures, tables, or references. Supplemental material can be submitted and will be reviewed.
  • Brief reports: these are limited to 750 words (including all introductory and discussion material in the main text, any footnotes, and acknowledgements). The abstract is to be no longer than 150 words. Method and Results sections have no word limits. There is a maximum of two figures or tables and 20 references.
  • Theoretical/review articles: these take two forms: (1) 2,500 word limit (including all main text and footnotes), with an abstract no longer than 150 words; there are no limits on figures, tables, or references) and (2) 5,000 word limit (including all main text and footnotes). The abstract is to be no longer than 150 words. There are no limits on figures, tables, or references.
    • The 2,500 word review is: (a) written with the non-specialist in mind, (b) relatively narrowly focused, (c) concerned with an emerging topic, (d) selective in its literature review, and (e) attentive to future directions.
    • The 5,000 word review is: (a) written with the specialist in mind, (b) more broadly focused, (c) concerned with more mature topics, (d) more comprehensive in its literature review, and (e) concerned with both historical context and future directions.
  • Methodology articles: these include novel experimental approaches, statistical techniques, material development, and other methodological innovations directly relevant to affective science. Methodology articles have a 5,000 word limit. The abstract is to be no longer than 150 words. There are no limits on figures, tables or references. Use of supplemental information and available open-source materials are encouraged.
  • Commentary/Opinions: these are typically solicited based on a target article, however we will consider unsolicited commentary and opinions relevant to affective science. Commentary/Opinions are limited to 2,500 words.