Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
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Group Processes & Intergroup Relations

2015 Impact Factor: 1.333
2015 Ranking: 37/62 in Psychology, Social
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

Editors-in-Chief
Dominic Abrams University of Kent, UK
Michael A Hogg Claremont Graduate University, USA

Other Titles in:
Social Psychology

eISSN: 14617188 | ISSN: 13684302 | Current volume: 19 | Current issue: 5 Frequency: Bi-monthly

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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.

Topics

GPIR communications 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
  • 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.

All enquires should be directed to the GPIR Editorial office -

Dominic Abrams
Group Processes and Intergroup Relations
School of Psychology
Keynes College
University of Kent
Canterbury
CT2 7NP

Tel: +44 1227 827475
Fax: +44 1227 827030
Email: gpir@kent.ac.uk

Peer-Review Process

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

Associate Editors
Christopher Aberson Humboldt State University, USA
Catherine Amiot Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Kristof Dhont University of Kent, UK
Anja Eller Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
James R. Larson, Jr. Loyola University, Chicago, USA
David Marx San Diego State University, USA
Barbara Masser University of Queensland, Australia
Craig McGarty University of Western Sydney, Australia
Dominic Packer Lehigh University, USA
Kimberly Rios Ohio University, USA
Katharina Schmid ESADE Business School, Spain
R Scott Tindale Loyola University, Chicago, USA
Rhiannon Turner Queens University Belfast, UK
Ilja van Beest Tilburg University,The Netherlands
Martijn Van Zomeren University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Senior Editorial Assistant
Libby Drury University of Kent, UK
Consulting Editors
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
Marilynn B Brewer University of New South Wales, Australia
Emanuele Castano The New School for Social Research, USA
Richard J. Crisp Aston Business School, 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
Victoria M Esses University of Western Ontario
Susan T Fiske Princeton University
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, United Kingdom
Peter Glick Lawrence University, USA
Peter Grant University of Sasketchewan, Canada
Miles Hewstone Oxford University, UK
Matthew J Hornsey University of Queensland, Australia
Michael Inzlicht University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada
Jay W Jackson Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne, USA
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Janice R. Kelly Purdue University, Indiana
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Richard N. Lalonde York University, Canada
Colin W. Leach University of Connecticut, USA
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Brian Lickel University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
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    1. Article types
    2. Editorial Policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Publication Ethics
      3.1.1 Plagiarism
    4. How to submit your manuscript
    5. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
      5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    6. Declaration of conflicting interests
    7. Other conventions
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. Permissions
    10. Manuscript preparation
      10.1 Journal and reference style
      10.2 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      10.3 Corresponding author contact details
      10.4 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      10.5 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      10.6 English language editing services
    11. After acceptance
      11.1 Proofs
      11.2 E-Prints
      11.3 SAGE production
    12. Further information

    Group Processes and Intergroup Relations welcomes submissions on social psychological processes within and between groups.

    1. Article types

    Group Processes and Intergroup Relations publishes standard research and review articles (2000-8000 words, excluding references). If authors wish to submit longer articles this should be discussed in advance with the Editor by email.

    Of the 6 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, but qualitative research can be included when supported by quantitative findings.

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    2. Editorial Policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    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 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 any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

    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.

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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

    Group Processes and 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 articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where 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 (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

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    4. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Group Processes and Intergroup Relations has a fully web-based system for the submission and review of manuscripts. All submissions should be made online at the Group Processes and Intergroup Relations SAGETRACK website

    Note: Online submission and review of manuscripts is now mandatory for all types of papers.

    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted.

    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: gpir@kent.ac.uk

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    5. Journal 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 a 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 our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Declaration of conflicting interests                  

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. 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 include any declaration at the end of your manuscript after any acknowledgements and prior to the references, under a heading ‘Conflict of Interest Statement’. If no declaration is made the following will be printed under this heading in your article: ‘None Declared’. Alternatively, you may wish to state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    When making a declaration the disclosure information must be specific and include any financial relationship that all authors of the article has with any sponsoring organization and the for-profit interests the organization represents, and with any for-profit product discussed or implied in the text of the article.

    Any commercial or financial involvements that might represent an appearance of a conflict of interest need to be additionally disclosed in the covering letter accompanying your article to assist the Editor in evaluating whether sufficient disclosure has been made within the Conflict of Interest statement provided in the article.

    For more information please visit the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    7. Other conventions

    None applicable.

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    8. Acknowledgements                                                         

    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.

    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, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    8.1 Funding Acknowledgement
    To compile with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Group Processes & Intergroup Relations additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. All research articles should have a funding acknowledgement in the form of a sentence as follows, with the funding agency written out in full, followed by the grant number in square brackets:

    This work was supported by the Medical Research Council [grant number xxx].

    Multiple grant numbers should be separated by comma and space. Where the research was supported by more than one agency, the different agencies should be separated by semi-colon, with 'and' before the final funder. Thus:

    This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the Natural Environment Research Council [grant number zzzz]; and the Economic and Social Research Council [grant number aaaa].

    In some cases, research is not funded by a specific project grant, but rather from the block grant and other resources available to a university, college or other research institution. Where no specific funding has been provided for the research we ask that corresponding authors use the following sentence:

    This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    Please include this information under a separate heading entitled 'Funding' directly after any other Acknowledgements prior to your 'Declaration of Conflicting Interests' (if applicable), any Notes and your References. For more information on the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers, please visit: http://www.rin.ac.uk/funders-acknowledgement

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    9. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining 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 visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    10. Manuscript Preparation

    10.1 Journal and Reference Style
    Manuscripts should be submitted following current APA format and style guidelines (6th ed.). 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.

    10.2 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    10.3 Corresponding Author Contact details
    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors.

    10.4 Guidelines for submitting 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.

    If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable colour figures, these figures will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. If a charge applies you will be informed by your SAGE Production Editor. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    10.5 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    This journal is able to host approved supplemental materials online, alongside the full-text of articles. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article. For more information please refer to SAGE’s Guidelines for Authors on Supplemental Files.

    10.6 English Language Editing services
    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. For more information on this service please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/submission.sp.

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    11. After acceptance           

    11.1 Proofs
    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    11.2 E-Prints
    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.

    11.3 SAGE Production
    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Group Processes and Intergroup Relations with SAGE.

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    12. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:
    Email: gpir@kent.ac.uk

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