Journals in Social and Personality Psychology

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* There are undoubtedly many people who will disagree with the general ordering presented below, because judging journal prestige is a highly subjective process. Also, the actual quality of a journal probably changes much more quickly than people's perceptions of that journal do.
* There are undoubtedly many people who will disagree with the general ordering presented below, because judging journal prestige is a highly subjective process. Also, the actual quality of a journal probably changes much more quickly than people's perceptions of that journal do.
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Contents

Where can I find a listing of journals in Social and Personality psychology?


What are considered the TOP journals in Social/Personality psychology?

  1. Journals that are designed for broad multidisciplinary appeal to all areas of psychology, and
  2. Journals that specifically target Social/Personality psychology.
  3. Keep in mind the there is substantial agreement about what the very top journals in the field are, but because judging journal prestige is highly subjective, there is very little agreement about which journals are in the "good", "fair" and "poor" ranges.
FYI – All information below was initially integrated from the FORUM study on journal reputation in Social/Personality psychology (see above), Journal Citation Reports, and the Professional Development Meetings held at the USC Social Psychology Program.
Annual Review of Psychology (Annual Reviews)
Psychological Bulletin (APA)
Psychological Review (APA)
Psychological Science (APS)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (AESP, from Elsevier)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (JPSP, from APA)
Personality and Social Psychology Review (PSPR, from SPSP)
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSPB, from SPSP)
Journal of Personality (JP from Blackwell)
Journal of Research in Personality (JRP from Elsevier)
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (JESP, from SESP)

What are considered the ranking/ratings of all empirical journals in Social/Personality Psychology?

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (JPSP, from APA) (JPSP, from APA).
Personality and Social Psychology Review (PSPR, from SPSP)
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSPB, from SPSP)
Journal of Personality (JP from Blackwell)
Journal of Research in Personality (JRP from Elsevier)
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (JESP, from SESP)
European Journal of Social Psychology (EJSP)
British Journal of Social Psychology (BJSP)
European Journal of Personality EJP (from InterScience)
Journal of Personality Assessment JPA (from LEA)
Personality and Individual Differences PAID (from ISSID)
Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (GPIR)
Journal of Social Issues (JSI, from SPSSI)
Journal of Applied Social Psychology (JASP)
Basic and Applied Social Psychology (BASP)
Social Psychology Quarterly (Sociology journal)
Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP, from SPSSI)

What are considered the ranking/ratings of review journals in Social/Personality Psychology?

  1. new integrative theories that propose a new line of research, sometimes accompanied by supporting data, and
  2. reviewing or summarizing an existing line of research, sometimes summarizing a program of research developed mainly by the author(s) of the review article.


When would you want to publish in broad multidisciplinary journals?


What is the turn-around time for journals?

Quick turn-around time (Psychological Science, PSPR),
Average turn-around time (Psychological Bulletin, JESP, PSPB),
Slow turn-around time (JPSP).




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