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.
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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.
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.
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 Culture, Creativity, and Innovation and Reflections on Methods and Theory. Special Issue Coming Soon – Norms and Assessment of Communication Contexts: Multidisciplinary Perspectives.
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 single culture studies.
Research that concerns the ways in which culture, and related concepts such as ethnicity, affects the thinking and behavior of individuals, as well as how individual thought and behavior define and reflect aspects of culture are appropriate for the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
Cultural Variables. Cultural variables that may be related to the behavior(s) of interest should be assessed rather than relying upon conjectures regarding assumed cultural differences that could be influencing behavior(s).
Empirical Research. Most papers published in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology are reports of empirical research. Empirical studies must be described in sufficient detail to be potentially replicable.
- NOTE: The Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology does not publish psychometric studies of test construction or validation. Studies that compare scale performance or factor structure among different cultural groups are also not considered by the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
Reviews and Theoretical Papers. Integrative reviews that synthesize empirical studies and innovative reformulations of cross-cultural theory will also be considered. These reviews are expected to reformulate or offer a novel perspective to an existing cross-cultural theory or research area.
Single Nation/Culture Research. 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.
Methods. Psychology publishes studies using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods.
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|
|Walter J. Lonner||Western Washington University, USA (Emeritus)|
|Sylvia X. Chen||Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong|
|Judith Gibbons||Saint Louis University, USA|
|Takeshi Hamamura||Curtin University, Australia|
|Angela Ka Yee Leung||Singapore Management University, Singapore|
|Li-Jun Li||Queen's University, Canada|
|Amir Rosenmann||University of Haifa, Israel|
|Junko Tanaka-Matsumi||Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan|
|Antonio Terracciano||Florida State University, USA|
|John Adamopoulos||Grand Valley State University, USA|
|Juri Allik||University of Tartu, Estonia|
|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, Netherlands|
|Pradeep Chakkarath||University of the Ruhr, Bochum, Germany|
|Yulia Chentsova Dutton||Georgetown University, USA|
|Valery Chirkov||the University of Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Chi-Yue Chiu||Chinese University of Hong Kong, China|
|A . Timothy Church||Washington State University, USA|
|Wolfgang Friedlmeier||Grand Valley State University, USA|
|Cindy Gallois||University of Queensland, Australia|
|Harry Gardiner||University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, USA|
|Jan Hofer||University of Trier, Germany|
|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|
|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, 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|
|Antonio Terracciano||Florida State University, USA|
|Gisela Trommsdorff||University of Konstanz, Germany (Emeritus)|
|Fons J. R. van de Vijver||Tilburg University, Netherlands|
|Evert Van de Vliert||University of Groningen, Netherlands (Emeritus)|
|Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler||Elon College, USA|
|Ching Wan||Nanyang Technological University, Singapore|
|Lei Wang||Peking University, China|
|Colleen A. Ward||Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand|
|S. Arzu Wasti||Sabanci University, Turkey|
|Peter Weinreich||University of Ulster, UK|
|Christian Welzel||University of Leuphana, Germany|
|Susumu Yamaguchi||The University of Tokyo, Japan|
|J. Frank Yates||University of Michigan, USA|
|Janice Jennings||Wake Forest University, USA|
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. See Aims and Scope for a detailed description of appropriate manuscripts.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jccp. 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 Walter J. Lonner (Walter.Lonner@wwu.edu), Founding and Special Issues Editor, or other members of the Editorial Advisory Board, especially current Editor, Deborah L. Best (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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