Aim & Scope

Nigerian Psychological Research is a quarterly publication of the Nigerian Psychological Association. It is intended to disseminate original scientific work in all fields of psychology, such as such as developmental, school and educational psychology; social psychology; organizational psychology; behavioral psychology; clinical psychology; health psychology; cognitive psychology; neuropsychology; psychological assessment; experimental psychology; theory and history of psychology. Authors can present empirical, historical, theoretical and conceptual studies, as well as reviews of literature. Authors are required to pay a fee to publish in Nigerian Psychological Research because we publish with Open Access unless – in some cases where the author has a 100% waiver. NPR is meant to facilitate communication between psychologists, and to give them access to high-quality professional information, thus fostering the scientific psychological community in Europe and worldwide. Although primarily targeted at a European public, EJOP gladly hosts contributions from psychologists irrespective of their geographical location. NPR’s main objectives are to expand, on the one hand, the publication space offered to psychologists and, on the other hand, to increase the number of psychology journals that take a more generalist and eclectic approach on psychology issues given the current tendency to produce rather highly specialized works in Nigeria and beyond. Therefore, the journal was conceived in such a manner as to be accessible to both young researchers and established professionals and also to a very large area of scientific psychological ‘genres’ and schools. Its structure gives room to a very diverse, eclectic and multidisciplinary range of psychology studies and research:

  • Editorial – Editorials are usually invited and they showcase the views of either distinguished scholars or young researchers about topical issues for the psychological community in Europe and worldwide, covering themes from different branches of psychology and encouraging interdisciplinary syntheses.
  • Research Reports – empirical studies, independent of orientation or school within psychology. We welcome research using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods that makes a clear contribution to knowledge and/or practice. Replications and refinements are appropriate, including research reporting non-significant findings, as long as the study is well grounded in and contributes to the existing literature. Purely psychometric studies focused on adapting or validating a scale are not typically accepted however unless they help to refine a concept or propose a methodological innovation.
  • Theoretical Contributions – articles relying on original and creative approaches to a wide range of psychology themes, having at their core the proposal of new concepts, theories or models. Interdisciplinary works are most encouraged.
  • Literature Reviews – critical analysis of existing scientific psychology literature offering an original perspective on already validated and accepted theories, concepts or models. We prioritise systematic reviews on a clearly defined topic but accept selective reviews as long as the choice of literature is clearly and convincingly justified.
  • Interview – well known personalities or young scholars in the field of psychology and related areas are interviewed regarding a wide range of contemporary psychology issues and the latest developments in their area of expertise. Members outside of the editorial team are also invited to submit interviews for publication.
  • Book Reviews – this column includes reviews of recent books on any topic within psychology (and related fields). Members outside of the editorial team are also invited to submit book reviews for publication.

You are therefore invited to submit an article following the instructions and requirements presented in the section Author’s Guidelines.

We welcome any suggestion or recommendation that you think could help us improve either the structure or the content of NPR. We also encourage you to comment on specific articles and offer us feedback on the issues they address. In order to post your comments please send them by email to in case they are larger than 250 words. The editor’s decision is final.

Publication Frequency

Nigerian Psychological review is published three times a year (March, June and November). Articles can be submitted at any time.