Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy

Ethics & Rights



Ethical Standards

The Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy requires authors to comply with APA Ethical Standards for research and publication regarding:

  1. Informed consent;
  2. Human and animal rights;
  3. Conflict of interest (for details please see the APA Ethical Principles).

Authors are required to state in writing that they have complied with APA ethical standards in the treatment of their human or animal sample.


Duplicate Publication

It is unethical for authors to submit multiple similar manuscripts for publication at a time. It is also unethical for authors to submit a manuscript that has already been published or is in the process of review elsewhere.


Reproducibility, Plagiarism and Falsification

Authors must report their work accurately and precisely in order to be independently reproduced by other researchers. Plagiarism and falsification in any part of the submitted paper are serious offences to the scientific community and must be strictly avoided.


The co-authors should be limited to those who have sufficiently contributed to the content of the work in responsible and accountable manners. The corresponding author must confirm that the submission of the manuscript has been approved by all co-authors.


Conflict of Interest

All contributing authors are required to reveal any possible conflict of interest occurred when conducting and reporting the research (e.g., financial interests in a test procedure, funding by pharmaceutical companies for drug research).


The Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy is an open access journal. The entire content is available free of charge to any user or his/her institution. Users are not allowed to copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

As an author, you retain rights for large number of author uses, including use by your employing institute or company. These rights are retained and permitted without the need to obtain specific permission from the Editor. These include: 
- the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to full texts of the articles; 
- the right to present the journal article in a meeting or conference; 
- the right to fully or partially include the journal article in a thesis or dissertation; 
- patent and trademark rights and rights to any process or procedure described in the journal article;
- the right to use the journal article or any part thereof in the author’s printed compilation of works, 
- the right to prepare other derivative works, to extend the journal article into book-length form or to otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works, with full acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal.