What are considered the ranking/ratings of all empirical journals in Social/Personality Psychology?
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- While there is virtually unanimous agreement that JPSP is the top empirical journal in Social/Personality psychology, the ranking/ratings of other journals can be separated into general groupings such as first tier, second tier, and third tier.
- The groupings/tiers are only intended to convey a general ordering of the journals, and is not meant to convey that any one journal is ranked/rated higher or lower than any other journal within that grouping, and is not meant to convey that there are strict boundaries between groupings.
- 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.
- So please feel free to amend or modify the information on this page because the evolving nature of a wiki encourages people to provide input to more accurately reflect the field's point of view on these issues.
- The top journal is:
- Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (JPSP, from APA) (JPSP, from APA).
- The first grouping/tier includes:
- The second grouping/tier includes:
- 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)
- The third grouping/tier includes:
- The fourth grouping/tier includes all other journals.
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