Journals in Social and Personality Psychology

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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.
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. All three sources provided consistent confirmation of the rating/ranking of journals.
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 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 Experimental Social Psychology (JESP, from SESP)
European Journal of Social Psychology (EJSP)
British Journal of Social Psychology (BJSP)
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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