Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

2014 Impact Factor: 1.929
2014 Ranking: 20/62 in Psychology, Social
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Deborah L. Best Wake Forest University, USA

eISSN: 15525422| ISSN: 00220221|Current volume: 46|Current issue: 9 Frequency: 10 Times/Year

For over four decades Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology has provided a leading interdisciplinary forum for psychologists, sociologists, and other researchers who study the relations between culture and behavior.

Comprehensive Coverage - Ten Times a Year!

The Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology provides the latest empirical research on important cross-cultural questions in social, developmental, cognitive, linguistic, personality, organizational and other areas of psychology.

Regular Features

Each volume of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology includes empirical papers, brief reports, and integrative review articles of empirical cross-cultural research, along with theoretical papers that may suggest new orientations for future research. The Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology publishes cross-cultural and single culture studies, and quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods are represented.

Thematic Discussions

The Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology supplements its broad coverage with single-themed Special Issues and Special Sections dedicated to topics of particular interest. Previous thematic discussions include Psychology of Culture and Religion, Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research in Cross-Cultural Psychology.Special Issues Coming Soon – Culture, Creativity, and Innovation, and Culture-Mixing: Its Nature and Psychological Implications

Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology publishes papers that focus on the interrelations between culture and psychological processes. Submitted manuscripts may report results from either cross-cultural comparative research or from other types of research concerning the ways in which culture (and related concepts such as ethnicity) affect the thinking and behavior of individuals as well as how individual thought and behavior define and reflect aspects of culture. Integrative reviews that synthesize empirical studies and innovative reformulations of cross-cultural theory will also be considered. Studies reporting data from within a single nation should focus on cultural factors and explore the theoretical or applied relevance of the findings from a broad cross-cultural perspective. Empirical studies must be described in sufficient detail to be potentially replicable. Authors who are uncertain about the appropriateness of particular manuscripts should contact the Editor, Senior Editor, or any of the Associate Editors for clarification and advice.

Deborah L. Best Wake Forest University, USA
Founding and Special Issues Editor
Walter J. Lonner Western Washington University, USA (Emeritus)
Editorial Assistant
Janice Jennings Wake Forest University, USA
Associate Editors
Juri Allik University of Tartu, Estonia
Sylvia X. Chen Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Ronald Fischer Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Heidi Keller University of Osnabruck, Germany
Jenny Kurman University of Haifa, Israel
Angela Ka Yee Leung Singapore Management University, Singapore
Junko Tanaka-Matsumi Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
Consulting Editors
John Adamopoulos Grand Valley State University, USA
Veronica Benet-Martinez Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Diana Boer Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Michael H. Bond Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Seger Breugelmanns Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Pradeep Chakkarath University of the Ruhr, Bochum, Germany
Valery Chirkov the University of Saskatchewan, Canada
A . Timothy Church Washington State University, USA
Norman Feather Flinders University of South Australia, Australia
Wolfgang Friedlmeier Grand Valley State University, USA
Cindy Gallois University of Queensland, Australia
Harry Gardiner University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, USA
Hyi Sung Hwang San Francisco State University and Humintell, LLC, USA
Ding-Yu Jiang National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Emiko S. Kashima La Trobe University, Australia
Yoshihisa Kashima University of Melbourne, Australia
Kwok Leung City University of Hong Kong
Takahiko Masuda University of Alberta, Canada.
David Matsumoto San Francisco State University, USA
Robert R. McCrae Baltimore, MD, USA
Fathali M Moghaddam Georgetown University, USA
Sumie Okazaki New York University, USA
Vassilis Pavlopoulos University of Athens, Greece
Ype H Poortinga Tilburg University, The Netherlands (Emeritus)
Anu Realo University of Tartu, Estonia
Andrew Ryder Concordia University, Canada
Saba Safdar University of Guelph, Canada
Lilach Sagiv Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Shalom H Schwartz Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Peter B. Smith University of Sussex, UK (Emeritus)
Sunita Stewart University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Gisela Trommsdorff University of Konstanz, Germany
Fons J. R. van de Vijver Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Evert Van de Vliert University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler Elon College, USA
Ching Wan Nanyang Technological University, China
Lei Wang Peking University, China
Colleen Ward Victoria University of Wellington School of Psychology, New Zealand
S. Arzu Wasti Sabanci University, Turkey
Peter Weinreich University of Ulster, UK
Susumu Yamaguchi The University of Tokyo, Japan
J. Frank Yates University of Michigan, USA
Jianxin Zhang The Institute of Psychology of The Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
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  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology (JCCP) publishes material in three categories: (1) regular, unsolicited manuscripts, (2) brief reports, and (3) special issues. Summary details of each category are as follows:

    1. Regular, Unsolicited Manuscripts. This is JCCP’s main emphasis.

    Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Authors will be required to set up an online account on the SageTrack system powered by ScholarOne. Manuscripts will be sent out anonymously for editorial evaluation. Obtaining permission for any quoted or reprinted material that requires permission is the responsibility of the author. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the Editor.

    Manuscript length should normally be 15 to 35 double-spaced, typewritten pages. Longer papers will be considered and published if they meet the above criteria. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the most recent edition of the American Psychological Association Publication Manual. Manuscripts are reviewed by the Editorial Advisory Board. Allow up to 3 months for a publication decision and up to 1 year for publication.

    2. Brief Reports. Accepted Brief Reports should be no more than 10 double-spaced manuscript pages long, including title page, references and any tables.

    3. Special Issues. An important part of JCCP’s publication policy is the periodic publication of special issues or special sections of regular issues. Current needs, emerging trends, and readership interest guide the publication of material in this category. Ideas or suggestions for special issues or special sections should be discussed with Senior Editor, Walter J. Lonner. His address is: Center for Cross-Cultural Research, Department of Psychology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington USA 98225-9089,

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