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Group Processes & Intergroup Relations (GPIR) is a scientific social psychology journal dedicated to research on social psychological processes within and between groups. It provides a forum for and is aimed at researchers and students in social psychology and related disciples (e.g., organizational and management sciences, political science, sociology, language and communication, cross cultural psychology, international relations) that have a scientific interest in the social psychology of human groups. The journal has an extensive editorial team that includes many of the leading scholars in social psychology of group processes and intergroup relations from around the world.
GPIR communications basic and applied empirical research and theory on topics of critical concern to society:
- social categorization
- minority and majority influence
- group decision-making
- group structure
- group socialization
- bargaining and negotiation
- intergroup conflict and cooperation
- collective action and cognition
- collective self and identity
- social identity
- language and identity
- ethnic and cultural relations
- social dilemmas
Articles, Reports and Special Issues
GPIR publishes standard research and review articles (typically 5000-8000 words, excluding references). Short research reports (2000-5000 words, excluding references) focusing on single studies are also welcome. If authors wish to submit longer articles this should be discussed in advance with the editor by e-mail. Manuscripts should be prepared strictly in accordance with APA publication guidelines as described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).
Of the 6 issues published each year one or two are typically thematic Special Issues which highlight hot, novel or controversial topics in group processes and intergroup relations. Special Issues are peer-reviewed like regular issues but they are guest edited. Special Issues can be initiated by the journal editors who invite guest editors, or they can be initiated by scholars in the field. If you feel you have an idea for a Special Issue that you would like to guest edit contact the Special Issues Editor, Michael Hogg.
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Submissions to GPIR are double blind reviewed (reviewers' and authors' names are withheld). The Editors check submissions for suitability, and assign suitable submissions to the appropriate Associate Editor who seeks reviews from two or three expert peer reviewers. Authors may suggest up to six individuals who they believe may be suitable reviewers, but Associate Editors are under no obligation to invite any of these individuals. The journal aims to receive comments within 4 weeks of each reviewer's agreement to review, and to make editorial decisions within two weeks of having received sufficient reviews.
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Group Processes & Intergroup Relations is a scientific social psychology journal dedicated to research on social psychological processes within and between groups. It provides a forum for and is aimed at researchers and students in social psychology and related disciples (e.g., organizational and management sciences, political science, sociology, language and communication, cross cultural psychology, international relations) that have a scientific interest in the social psychology of human groups. The journal has an extensive editorial team that includes many if not most of the leading scholars in social psychology of group processes and intergroup relations from around the world.
GPIR communicates basic and applied empirical research and theory on topics of critical concern to society: prejudice * discrimination * stereotyping * social categorization * minority and majority influence * conformity * group decision-making * leadership * group structure * group socialization * bargaining and negotiation * intergroup conflict and cooperation * collective action and cognition * collective self and identity * social identity * language and identity * ethnic and cultural relations · and social dilemmas
|Christopher Aberson||Humboldt State University, USA|
|Catherine Amiot||Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada|
|Lindsey Cameron||University of Kent, UK|
|Kristof Dhont||University of Kent, UK|
|James R. Larson, Jr.||Loyola University, Chicago, USA|
|David Marx||San Diego State University, USA|
|Craig McGarty||University of Western Sydney, Australia|
|Blake McKimmie||University of Queensland, Australia|
|Dominic Packer||Lehigh University, USA|
|Cynthia Pickett||University of California, Davis, USA|
|Kimberly Rios||Ohio University, USA|
|Katharina Schmid||ESADE Business School, Spain|
|R Scott Tindale||Loyola University, Chicago, USA|
|Rhiannon Turner||Professor of Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, UK|
|Martijn Van Zomeren||University of Groningen, Netherlands|
|Libby Drury||University of Kent, UK|
|Winton Au||The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Mark Bennett||University of Dundee, UK|
|Galen Bodenhausen||Northwestern University, USA|
|Richard Y. Bourhis||University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada|
|Nyla R. Branscombe||University of Kansas, USA|
|Marilynn B Brewer||University of New South Wales, Australia|
|Emanuele Castano||The New School for Social Research, USA|
|Richard J. Crisp||Professor of Psychology, Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK|
|Amy J. C. Cuddy||Harvard University, USA|
|Carsten K.W. De Dreu||University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Mark Dechesne||Leiden University, Netherlands|
|Thierry Devos||San Diego State University, USA|
|Bertjan Doosje||University of Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|John F Dovidio||Yale University, USA|
|Anja Eller||Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico|
|Victoria M Esses||University of Western Ontario, Canada|
|Susan T Fiske||Princeton University, USA|
|Lowell Gaertner||University of Tennessee, USA|
|Samuel L. Gaertner||University of Delaware, Newark, USA|
|Amber M. Gaffney||Humboldt State University, USA|
|Wendi L. Gardner||Northwestern University, USA|
|Michele J Gelfand||University of Maryland, USA|
|Howard Giles||University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, and The University of Queensland, Australia|
|Roger Giner-Sorolla||The University of Kent, UK|
|Peter Glick||Lawrence University, USA|
|Peter Grant||University of Sasketchewan, Canada|
|Miles Hewstone||Oxford University, UK|
|Zachary P. Hohman||Texas Tech University, USA|
|Matthew J Hornsey||University of Queensland, Australia|
|Michael Inzlicht||University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada|
|Jay W Jackson||Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne, USA|
|John T. Jost||New York University, USA|
|Aaron Kay||Duke University, USA|
|Janice R. Kelly||Purdue University, Indiana|
|Nobert L. Kerr||Michigan State University, USA|
|Richard N. Lalonde||York University, Canada|
|Colin W. Leach||University of Connecticut, USA|
|John M. Levine||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Sheri R. Levy||State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA|
|Brian Lickel||University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA|
|Winnifred R. Louis||University of Queensland, Australia|
|Diane Mackie||University of California Santa Barbara, USA|
|Greg Maio||Cardiff University, UK|
|Brenda N Major||University of California, Santa Barbara, USA|
|José M Marques||University of Porto, Portugal|
|Robin Martin||University of Manchester, UK|
|Barbara Masser||University of Queensland, Australia|
|Richard Moreland||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Amelie Mummendey||Universitat Jena, Germamy, Germany|
|Craig D Parks||Washington State University, USA|
|Cynthia Pickett||University of California, Davis, USA|
|Felicia Pratto||University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA|
|Deborah A. Prentice||Princeton University, USA|
|Travis Proulx||Tilburg University, Netherlands|
|David Rast||University of Alberta, Canada|
|Stephen D. Reicher||University of St Andrews, UK|
|Scott A. Reid||University of California, Santa Barbara, USA|
|Jennifer A. Richeson||Northwestern University, USA|
|Christine M Smith||Grand Valley State University, USA|
|Joanne R Smith||University of Exeter, UK|
|Gary Stasser||Miami University, USA|
|Linda Tropp||University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA|
|Ilja van Beest||Tilburg University, Netherlands|
|Kees van den Bos||Utrecht University, Netherlands|
|Rolf van Dick||Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany|
|Daan van Knippenberg|
|Ulrich Wagner||Philipps University Marburg, Germany|
|Kipling D. Williams||Purdue University, USA|
|Gwen M. Wittenbaum||Michigan State University, USA|
|Wendy Wood||University Southern California, USA|
|Steve Wright||Simon Fraser University, Canada|
|Natalie Wyer||University of Plymouth, UK|
|Vincent Yzerbyt||Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium|
|Mark P Zanna||University of Waterloo, Canada|
Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
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/gpir 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 Group Processes & Intergroup Relations 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.
- What do we publish?
1.1 Aims & Scope
1.2 Article types
1.3 Writing your paper
- Editorial policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
- Publishing policies
3.1 Publication ethics
3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
3.3 Open access and author archiving
- Preparing your manuscript
4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
4.3 Supplementary material
4.4 Reference style
4.5 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
5.2 Information required for completing your submission
- 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
- Further information
Before submitting your manuscript to Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
Group Processes and Intergroup Relations publishes standard research and review articles (2000-8000 words, excluding references).
Of the 8 issues published each year one or two are typically thematic Special Issues highlight hot, novel or controversial topics in group processes and intergroup relations. Special Issues are peer reviewed like regular issues but they are guest edited. Special Issues can be initiated by the journal editors who invite guest editors, or they can be initiated by scholars in the field. If you feel you have an idea for a Special Issue that you would like to guest edit contact the Special Issues Editor, Michael Hogg.
Manuscripts should be prepared strictly in accordance with APA publication guidelines as described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). The title page should be anonymous and include two to five key words, to identify the contents of the article. The page should also provide separate word counts for the abstract, the main text, notes, references and tables. Authors should also indicate how many tables and figures are included. The abstract should be no more than 150 words and should summarize succinctly the key points.
Authors are expected to have complied with current APA guidelines concerning ethical publication and research practices. By submitting the manuscript to the journal the authors are agreeing that the work is not concurrently under review elsewhere and that the findings presented have not been published elsewhere. They are also agreeing that they have conformed to ethical guidelines and that authorship order accurately reflects relative contributions. Because English is the recognized international language for academic psychology, the journal accepts manuscripts and publishes articles in English only.
Manuscripts appropriate for submission to the journal report quantitative research. Qualitative research may under exceptional circumstances be considered as an accompaniment to, or when supported by, substantial quantitative findings.
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
Submissions to Group Processes and Intergroup Relations are double blind reviewed (reviewers' and authors’ names are withheld). The Editors check submissions for suitability, and assign suitable submissions to the appropriate Associate Editor who seeks reviews from two or three expert peer reviewers. Authors may suggest up to six individuals who they believe may be suitable reviewers, but Associate Editors are under no obligation to invite any of these individuals. The journal aims to receive comments within 4 weeks of each reviewer's agreement to review, and to make editorial decisions within two weeks of having received sufficient reviews.
As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of [X no.] peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:
- The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
- The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
- Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted
Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite/reject any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.
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.
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.
Group Processes & Intergroup Relations 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.
It is the policy of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here
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
Group Processes & Intergroup Relations 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.
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
Group Processes & Intergroup Relations 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.
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.
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.
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
Group Processes and Intergroup Relations adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.
Note regarding the Reference List: All periodical (journal) references should have DOI numbers listed at the end. For example:
Turner R. N., & West K. (2012). Behavioural consequences of imagining intergroup contact with stigmatized outgroups. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 15, 193–202. doi: 10.1177/1368430211418699.
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.
Group Processes and Intergroup Relations is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gpir 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.
If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, or seek advice on the submission process please contact the Editorial Assistant, Libby Cuthbert, at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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).
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
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.
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.
SAGE provides authors with online access to their final 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.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows: