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Gestalt Theory

An International Multidisciplinary Journal

The journal is addressed to scientists on the fields of psychology, philosophy, psychotherapy, social and life sciences, economics and arts as well as experts interested in gestalt theory, its applications and gestalt legacy. It contains original contributions, reviews, discussions and announcements in these fields. It provides a wide overview of the current scientific research and advances in multidisciplinary gestalt-theoretical perspective.

Gestalt Theory is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. The journal has no article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

Rejection Rate

  • 30%

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Editor-in-Chief – Geschäftsführende Herausgeberinnen
Silvia Bonacchi, University of Warsaw, Poland
Fiorenza Toccafondi, University of Parma, Italy

Scientific Board - Wissenschaftliches Beirat
Tiziano Agostini, University of Triest, Italy
Mauro Antonelli, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Jagna Brudzińska, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland/Husserl Archive, Colonia, Germany
Herbert Fitzek, BSP Business School Berlin, Germany
Jan Koenderink, Delft University of Technology and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Netherlandes

Advisory Board – Wissenschaftlicher Beirat
Albert Bandura, Stanford University, CA, USA
Roy Richard Behrens, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, USA
Ivana Bianchi, University of Macerata, Italy
Serena Cattaruzza, University of Triest, Italy
Chen Lin, Professor, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Jennifer J. Freyd, University of Oregon, USA
Alan Gilchrist, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA
Barbara Gillam, University of New South Wales, Sydney, AUS
Heiner Keupp, University in Munich, Germany
Gisela Kubon-Gilke, Evangelische Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany
Riccardo Martinelli, University of Triest, Italy
Hellmuth Metz-Göckel, University in Dortmund, Germany
Biangio Pinna, University of Sassari, Italy
Ernst Plaum, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany
Takao Sato, University of Tokyo, Japan
Wilfried Schüle, Hochschule des Bundes, Mannheim, Germany
Michele Sinico, University of Venezia, Italy
Marianne Soff, Padagogic University in Karlsruhe, Germany
Lothar Spillmann, University Hospital, Neurozentrum, Freiburg, Germany
Giancarlo Trombini, University of Bologna, Italy
Wolfgang Tunner, University in Munich, Germany
Boris M. Velichkowsky, Technical University in Dresden, Germany
Ian Verstegen, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Olav K. Wiegand, Mainz University, Germany

Founders and Honorary Board
Kurt Guss (Bogentreich, Germany),
Jürgen Kriz (Osnabrück, Germany),
Riccardo Luccio (Trieste, Italy),
Michael Stadler (Bremen, Germany),
Gerhard Stemberger (Berlin, Germany/Wien, Austria),
Hans-Jürgen P. Walter (Biedenkopf, Germany),
Michael Wertheimer (Boulder, CO, USA),
Alf C. Zimmer (Regensburg, Germany),
Roberto Canestrari † (Bologna, Italy),
Giuseppe Galli † (Macerata, Italy),
Friedrich Hoeth † (Darmstadt, Germany),
Manfred Sader † (Münster, Germany),
Paul Tholey † (Frankfurt, Germany),


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