The Journal of Black Psychology brings you the latest scholarly discussion on timely and sensitive topics. It provides the empirical, theoretical, and methodological studies you need to stay on top of the rapid developments in knowledge about Black experience and behavior. Since 1974, The Journal of Black Psychology has led and recorded the most outstanding contributions within the field of psychology toward the understanding of the experiences and behavior of Black populations. The journal provides complete and balanced coverage of the field’s latest developments and advances, through original articles and special features such as Research Briefs, Essays, Commentary, and Book Reviews. An international array of distinguished authors brings you original analyses and perspectives covering a wide variety of areas, including:
- African-centered psychology
- Counseling & Clinical Psychology
- Psychology of black children
- Therapeutic interventions
- Health & social behavior
- Life span & family issues
- Diversity in African cultures
- Organizational Psychology
The Journal of Black Psychology publishes scholarly contributions within the field of psychology toward the understanding of the experience and behavior of Black populations. This includes reports of empirical research and discussions of the current literature and of original theoretical analyses of data from research studies or programs. Therefore, the Journal publishes work in any of the areas of cognition, personality, social behavior, physiological functioning, child development, education, and clinical application, in addition to empirical research and original theoretical formulations outside traditional boundaries, all integrated by a focus on the domain of Black populations and the objective of scholarly contributions.
|Beverly J. Vandiver||Western Michigan University, USA|
|Na'Im Akbar||Florida State University|
|Oscar A. Barbarin||University of Michigan (Emeritus)|
|Faye Z. Belgrave||Virginia Commonwealth University, USA|
|Nancy Boyd-Franklin||Rutgers University|
|A. Wade Boykin||Howard University|
|William E. Cross Jr.||University of Denver, USA|
|Janet E. Helms||Boston College, USA|
|James M. Jones||University of Delaware|
|Thomas A. Parham||University of California, Irvine|
|Margaret Beale Spencer||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Robert L. Williams||Washington University, St Louis|
|Germine H. Awad||University of Texas at Austin|
|Keisha L. Bentley||Duke University, USA|
|LaVerne A. Berkel||University of Missouri at Kansas City|
|Sha’Kema Blackmon||Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis|
|Danice Brown||Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville|
|Lynda Brown Wright||Georgia State University|
|M. Nicole Coleman||University of Houston|
|Roxanne Donovan||Kennesaw State University|
|Bryana French||University of Missouri at Columbia|
|David Goode-Cross||University of Baltimore|
|Robert J. Jagers||University of Michigan, Combined Program in Education and Psychology|
|Rhonda Lewis||Wichita State University|
|Heather Lyons||Loyoyla University Maryland|
|Keith Maddox||Tufts University, USA|
|Michael Mobley||Salem State University|
|Enrique Neblett||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA|
|Yasser Payne||University of Delaware|
|Kelly Rodgers||Borough of Manhattan Community College|
|Stephanie J. Rowley||University of Michigan, School of Education|
|Marie Suizzo||University of Texas at Austin, USA|
|Rheeda Walker||University of Houston|
|Leo Wilton||Binghamton University, State University of New York|
|Katherine Picho||University of Connecticut|
Manuscripts should be submitted at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jbp, where authors will be required to set up an online account in the SAGE Track system powered by ScholarOne.
Prospective authors may also wish to download the Editor’s Statement, published in the May 2009 issue.
Full-length manuscripts reporting results of a single quantitative study generally should not exceed 35 pages total (including cover page, abstract, text, references, tables, and figures), with margins of at least 1 inch on all sides and a standard font (e.g., Times New Roman) of 12 points (no smaller). The entire paper (text, references, tables, etc.) must be double spaced.
Reports of qualitative studies generally should not exceed 45 pages. For papers that exceed these page limits, authors must provide a rationale to justify the extended length in their cover letter (e.g., multiple studies are reported). Papers that do not conform to these guidelines may be returned with instructions to revise before a peer review is invited.
Literature reviews generally should not exceed 40 pages, including references.
Papers that do not conform to these guidelines may be returned with instructions to revise before a peer review is invited.
In addition to full-length manuscripts, the journal will consider brief reports. The brief reports format may be appropriate for empirically sound studies that are limited in scope, reports of preliminary findings that need further replication, or replications and extensions of prior published work.
Authors should indicate in the cover letter that they wish to have their manuscript considered as a brief report, and they must agree not to submit the full report to another journal. The brief report should give a clear, condensed summary of the procedure of the study and as full an account of the results as space permits.
Brief reports should not exceed 15 pages in total length (including cover page, abstract, text, references, tables, and figures) and must follow the same format requirements as full length manuscripts. Brief reports that exceed 15 pages will not be considered.
Manuscript Submission Instructions
Please submit electronic files using MS Word (Windows Vista users, please save your files as an earlier ".doc" filetype). Each submission should consist of a cover file and manuscript file. The cover file should contain a request for review of the manuscript and a statement of the purpose and focus of the submitted paper. Cover files should also include the following information:
- manuscript title and all author names, affiliations, mailing addresses, and e-mail addresses
- short biographical paragraphs of each author and any acknowledgments
- manuscript submission date
Every effort should be made by the author to see that the manuscript file contains no clues as to the author's identity. Footnotes containing information pertaining to the identity of the author or institutional affiliation should be on separate pages. Manuscripts, including references, must be double spaced throughout and must conform to guidelines given in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th ed., 2010.
The manuscript file should begin with a title page, omitting the author's name and affiliation but including the title and the date submitted. Following the title page should be a 100-175 word abstract and 4-5 keywords. The introduction section should follow and precede, in order, the Method, Results, and Discussion sections for empirical reports. Following in order should be note pages, references (entries double spaced and alphabetically listed), appendixes, tables, and figures. Table and figure locations should be indicated in text by callouts (e.g., "[insert Table 1 here]") inserted after the respective paragraphs. Figures must be camera ready.