Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne


Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne publishes generalist articles in areas of theory, research, practice, education, and policy that are of interest to a broad cross-section of psychologists. The journal publishes systematic reviews (including meta-analyses) and literature reviews relevant to theory or research in basic and applied areas – for example, human and non-human neurosciences, cognitive, perception, history and theoretical systems, quantitative, developmental, social, personality, clinical, counselling, educational and school, industrial/organizational, community, as well as teaching and learning.

Original, empirical contributions are welcome if large-scale work is involved and the research is of direct relevance to the discipline as a whole.

Commentaries and articles discussing professional issues and case material illustrative of theoretical principles or professional problems are also appropriate. In all cases, the manuscript should be of relevance to a generalist audience and discuss implications for the field.

Manuscripts with direct relevance to the Canadian context are also welcome for submission; authors should ensure that the article speaks to the broad interest. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne accepts submissions in either English or French.

2022 Award for Best Journal Article, Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne

Congratulations to Sophia Gran-Ruaz, Juliane Feliciano, Amy Bartlett, and Monnica T. Williams: , Implicit Racial Bias Across Ethnoracial Groups in Canada and the United States and Black Mental Health (2022, Vol. 63, No. 4, 608-622), which was selected as the winner of the 2022 CPA Best Article Award in the Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne.

The CP Editorial team nominates articles for this award, and the articles are adjudicated by the CPA Board of Directors representing Science, Practice, and Education.

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Introducing the editor of Canadian Psychology, Dr. Saklofske!

Don Saklofske, PhD“Psychology journals need to be more than repositories for psychological findings and forums exclusively for psychologists and allied professionals: They must also ensure that what psychology can contribute to society at large is readily transferable to and accessible by the wider public. Thus, the true impact of Canadian Psychology will be not just how psychology as a science and a profession is served by the published articles but also how the world at large is informed about and benefits from the knowledge presented in the journal.”

—Don Saklofske, PhD
Editor of Canadian Psychology 


Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne is published quarterly (February, May, August, November).

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Editorial Team

Editor Donald Saklofske, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario
Associate Editors Natacha Godbout, Ph.D., University of Quebec in Montreal-UQAM
Donald Sharpe, Ph.D., University of Regina
Gordon Flett, Ph.D., York University
Managing Editor: Lauren Thompson, Ph.D., Canadian Psychological Association


Instructions to Authors

All manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the Canadian Psychology manuscript submission portal.

Masked Review Policy

All submissions undergo an anonymous review. If an author does not want a masked review, this should be indicated in the cover letter along with a brief explanation. Instead of indicating authors’ names and affiliations on the title page, authors should place this information in the cover letter, which is not seen by reviewers. All identifying information should be removed from the manuscript. Authors should make every effort to see that the manuscript itself contains no clues to their identities. 

Canadian Psychology considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have been submitted only to Canadian Psychology, that they have not been published already, and that they are not under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere.


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