‘Affective Science’ Journal Policies

We expect the typical article published in Affective Science will be an original empirical article. Presubmission consultation with the Editors-in-Chief is required for Registered Reports, Methods Papers, Reviews, and Commentary/Opinions.

Affective Science will use a single-blind review process with an option for authors to choose double-blind if they wish.

Open Science. Affective Science is committed to publishing articles that reflect replicable, transparent, and rigorous empirical papers. To this end, we reviewed the TOP (transparency and openness) guidelines [link] and are adopting Level II standards for all categories. Below is a summary of these guidelines:

Citation standards Article provides appropriate citation for data and materials used consistent with journal’s author guidelines.
Data transparency Data must be posted to a trusted repository. Exceptions must be identified at article submission.
Analytic methods transparency Code must be posted to a trusted repository. Exceptions must be identified at article submission.
Research materials transparency Materials must be posted to a trusted repository. Exceptions must be identified at article submission.
Design and analysis transparency Journal requires adherence to design transparency standards for review and publication.
Study preregistration Article states whether preregistration of study exists, and, if so, allows journal access during peer review for verification.
Analysis plan preregistration Article states whether preregistration with analysis plan exists, and, if so, allows journal access during peer review for verification.
Replication Journal encourages submission of replication studies and conducts results blind review.