Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

IJTARP publishes high-quality empirical research using any scientific paradigm across the full range of TA applications. It also promotes research comparing TA and other models and non-TA research that has significant implications for TA theory or practice. It also publishes papers on the practice and theoretical underpinnings of TA.

A wide variety of research is welcomed, including but not limited to:

  • Pure as well as applied research. Research that tests existing theoretical models within TA and research that tests the effectiveness of specific interventions and programs are both of interest; 
  • Outcome- as well as process-oriented research. Randomised, control group research designs and real life process research are both seen as relevant;
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods are both encouraged.

We also accept papers that provide readers with information related to the understanding and application of TA theory, such as theoretical reviews, practitioner reports, exploration of specific TA constructs, etc.

Section Policies


  Open Submissions


  Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal has an international and multidisciplinary editorial board and uses blind peer review with a minimum of two reviewers as a method of selecting articles. The reviewers are experts in their fields and come from different cultures, countries and have different theoretical and methodological outlooks.

IJTARP reflects the diversity of people using and practicing TA all over the world. It adheres to ethical principles of equality, inclusion and respect for diversity. Articles from different cultural contexts are encouraged.

The research and practice published in IJTARP needs to be in line with legal and ethical requirements: Identities of subjects must be protected, informed consent for participation must be obtained, and confidentiality of the individual data must be assured. Copyright conventions must be respected.

Articles are published in English although some translation of Abstracts appear on an alternative website.Articles translated into English for the journal may also appear in their original language on the alternative website.

Dates for submissions are:end June for the January issue; end December for the July issue.

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

It should be noted that any use of IJTARP article content must be done fully in accordance with our copyright notice and Creative Commons attribution license.  

Our SHERPA/RoMEO open access policy listing can be viewed here.


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

You can find our LOCKSS PKP PLN archive details at https://thekeepers.org/journals/2218-3159 

Fees & Charges

IJTARP does not apply any charges for article submission or processing (APCs).  Submission of articles and publication of the final peer reviewed text is free of charge to all submitting authors. There are also no ongoing maintenance charges for published articles. 

There are no fees for the multiple language versions of the Abstracts that are generated as part of the publication process.  There may be a charge for translation into English for any articles submitted in another language, although this will be discussed and agreed beforehand with the author.  

Plagiarism Policy

IJTARP aims to be a high quality source of unique and original Transactional Analysis research and practice articles and reviews.  As such, IJTARP takes plagiarism and self plagiarism very seriously and checks all article submissions accordingly prior to publication. 

We use an online text matching software tool called TurnItIn to verify the uniqueness and originality of articles submitted for publication, during the submission and review process.  Authors will be advised if this software raises any plagiarism concerns and given an opportunity to respond accordingly, before any submissions are rejected.