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Culture & Psychology

2016 Impact Factor: 0.828
2016 Ranking: 85/128 in Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

Editor
Jaan Valsiner Aalborg University, Denmark

Other Titles in:
Cultural Psychology | Psychology

eISSN: 14617056 | ISSN: 1354067X | Current volume: 23 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

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Culture & Psychology is a leading international peer reviewed journal of scholarly contributions, integrating various aspects of the general notion of culture with scientific psychology.

Culture in its various forms—semiotic mediation, situated activity, dialogical nature of the self and its environment, social representing of human living—is present in each and every moment in our human lives. The science of cultural psychology unites psychology, anthropology, sociology, and history into a general science of cultural being. Its focus is on basic understanding of the psychology of human beings: their identity, social conduct, intra- and intersubjective experiences, emotions, and everyday creativity. The goal of Culture & Psychology is to lead the international scholarly community towards new general theoretical approaches in psychology that include culture. It is not an outlet for purely empirical papers of comparison of people from different ethnic groups. Empirical work is published if demonstrated to be relevant for theory, and adequacy of the data to the phenomena is carefully scrutinized.

"Culture & Psychology exhibit[s] a range of thought still fresh enough to remain open to the varieties of experience... [The] high degree of organization not only gives a remarkable coherence to the issues, it also exhibits the cross-disciplinary excitement that arises when psychologists begin to claim culture as a relevant aspect of human psychology" Times Literary Supplement

"A much-needed addition to the field, in line with the growing recognition that all development, all thinking, acting or feeling takes place in a cultural context" Jacqueline Goodnow

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This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Culture & Psychology addresses the centrality of culture necessary for a basic understanding of the psychology of human beings: their identity, social conduct, intra- and intersubjective experiences, emotions and semiotic creativity.

By drawing on diverse theoretical backgrounds, the editorial aim is to provide an international and interdisciplinary forum for scholarly investigations and discussions that will advance our basic knowledge of the self in its historical and cultural contexts. The orientation of the journal is towards formulating new conceptualizations of culture in psychology, together with theoretically relevant empirical investigations. Contributions from anthropology, sociology, education, ethnography, cultural history, linguistics, communication studies and philosophy will further enhance the journal's commitment to interdisciplinary psychology.

Associate Editors
Nandita Chaudhary Lady Irwin College, New Delhi, India
Carlos Cornejo PUC, Chile
Ivana Markova University of Stirling, UK
Giuseppina Marsico University of Salerno, Italy
Yasuko Minoura University of Tokyo, Japan
Fathali M. Moghaddam Georgetown University, USA
Ana B. Smolka Universidade Estadula de Campinas, Brazil
Wolfgang Wagner Universität Linz, Austria
Brady Wagoner Aalborg University, Denmark
Tania Zittoun University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
Editorial Associate for Social Media
Franziska Sawitzki University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Editorial Director
Kevin Carriere Georgetown University, USA
Editorial Board
Jytte Bang University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Ana Cecilia Bastos Universidade Federal Da Bahia, Brazil
Svend Brinkmann Aalborg University, Denmark
Kenneth R. Cabell Clark University, USA
Gilberto Pérez Campos Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Mexico
Mario Carretero FLACSO - Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Argentina
Michael Cole Texas Christian University, USA
Carla Cunha ISMAI, Portugal
Vera M R deVasoconcellos Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rainer Diriwächter Clark University, USA
Mark Freeman College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, USA
Alex Gillespie University of Cambridge, UK
Cliff Goddard University of New England, Australia
Marcio Goldman Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, Brazil
Danilo Silva Guimaraes University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Aydan Gulerce Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
Rom Harre University of Oxford & Georgetown University, Washington
Helen Haste University of Bath, UK
Hubert J M Hermans University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
David Ho University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Helena Hurme Åbo Academy, Vaasa, Finland
Alejandro Iborra-Cuéllar Universidad de Alcala, Spain
Robert E. Innis University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
Gustav Jahoda University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
Irini Kadianaki University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Shagufa Kapadia The M.S. University of Baroda, India
Hroar Klempe NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Olga Lehmann NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Jean Lességue Laboratoire Lattice-CNRS, France
Cynthia Lightfoot Pennsylvania State University, USA
Hazel R Markus Stanford University, USA
Mariann Martsin Queensland Institute of Technology, Australia
Stuart McNaughton University of Auckland, New Zealand
David Middleton Loughborough University, UK
Kyoko Murakami University of Bath, England, UK
Alexander Poddiakov State University-Higher School of Economics, Russia
Jonathan Potter Loughborough University, UK
Rebecca Puche-Navarro Universidad de la Valle, Cali, Colombia
Susan Rasmussen University of Houston, USA
Alberto Rosa Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Joao Salgado Instituto Superior da Maia, Portugal
Sergio Salvatore University of Salento, Italy
Gordon Sammut University of Malta, Malta
Tatsuya Sato Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Richard Shweder University of Chicago, USA (anthropology; cultural psychology)
Thomas Slunecko University of Vienna, Austria
Henderikus J Stam University of Calgary, Canada
Jürgen Straub Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Sarah L. Strout Clark University, USA
Toshio Sugiman Kyoto University, Japan
Aaro Toomela Tallinn University, Estonia
Claire Tourmen Agricultural University of Dijon, France
Peeter Tulviste University of Tartu, Estonia
René van der Veer University of Leiden, Netherlands
Meike Watzlawik TU Braunschweig, Germany
James V Wertsch Washington University, USA
L Terrence Winegar Randolph-Macon-College, Ashland, USA
Shi-Xu Zhejiang University, China
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Culture & Psychology.

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cap to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Culture & Psychology will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Culture & Psychology, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    Culture & Psychology publishes original articles of theoretical relevance for linking the notions of culture and psychology.  It is the flagship journal on cultural psychology.  The inclusion of empirical evidence in the papers is encouraged if that evidence has relevance for theoretical advancements in cultural psychology. Since the nature of psychological phenomena is qualitative in their nature, empirical evidence that is included in theoretically relevant manuscripts is expected to be using qualitative methods.  If quantitative methods use is necessary the authors are expected to prove in the manuscript that quantification of the phenomena under study is warranted. Culture & Psychology publishes commentaries on the articles published, and book review essays that outline specific theoretical values of the books under consideration.  Review articles on theoretical advances in any sub-fields of cultural psychology may be considered, but reviews of empirical literature are not published in the Journal.

    Full papers are generally restricted to a maximum of 6,000 words, including all elements (title page, abstract, notes, references, tables, biographical statement, etc). Authors who suspect that their articles will have to be cut anyway should make the required deletions before submitting. A Review Essay can be about a single book (which must be very significant to warrant this much attention), about several books, or ‘state-of-the-art’ articles (usually up to 2,000 words).

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    All manuscripts are reviewed initially by the Editor and one Associate Editor within the first 6 weeks after submission.

    Decisions on manuscripts will be taken as rapidly as possible. Authors should expect to have reviewers' comments within approximately 10 weeks after the manuscript is sent for full review. The peer review process is interdisciplinary and international with special care taken by the Editorial Office not to include reviewers from only one country, and one discipline.

    In general, Editors will seek advice from two or more expert reviewers about the scientific content and presentation of submitted articles. As a rule, the reviewing process is open, but both authors and reviewers can request that their anonymity be respected. Given the central role of commentaries that are to appear with published articles, the publication time may be around 1 year after the final acceptance of the manuscripts.

    The journal publishes exclusively in English. Papers must be original and not currently under review elsewhere. We will, from now on, strictly limit the length of articles to 6,000 words, and of commentaries to 2,000.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    2.4 Funding

    Culture & Psychology requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Culture & Psychology encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Culture & Psychology and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Culture & Psychology offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    For numbers less than one, a nought should be inserted before the decimal point. Use spaces (not commas) within numbers (e.g. 10 000, 0.125 275).

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

    4.4 Reference style

    Culture & Psychology adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Culture & Psychology is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cap to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Culture & Psychology editorial office as follows:

    cultpsy@clarku.edu  or cultpsy@gmail.com

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