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Psychology and Developing Societies

Psychology and Developing Societies

Chief Editor
R C Tripathi University of Allahabad, India
Namita Pande University of Allahabad, India

eISSN: 09730761 | ISSN: 09713336 | Current volume: 29 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-annually

Call for Papers
Special Issue on Relative Deprivation and Collective Victimhood

Get a better perspective on the role of psychology in the developing world in Psychology and Developing Societies. This unique journal features a common platform for debate by psychologists from various parts of the world; articles based on alternate paradigms, indigenous concepts, and relevant methods for social policies in developing societies; and the unique socio-cultural and historical experiences of developing countries compared to Euro-American societies.

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

Psychology and Developing Societies provides a forum for psychologists from different parts of the world who are concerned with the problems of developing societies. The peer reviewed journal welcomes theoretical, empirical and review papers in different areas of psychology. Articles reflecting the unique sociocultural and historical experience of developing countries, which are different from those of Euro-American societies are also encouraged. Furthermore, the journal welcomes papers based on alternative paradigms, indigenous concepts and methods which have relevance for social policy in these societies.

Board of Editors
Ramadan A Ahmed Kuwait University, Kuwait
Uriel Leviatan University of Haifa, Israel
James H. Liu Victoria University at Wellington, New Zealand
Wang Mao-Jin Shaanxi Normal University, China
R C Mishra Banaras Hindu University, India
F M Moghaddam Georgetown University, USA
D Oyserman University of Michigan, USA
A J R Van de Vijver University of Tilburg, Netherlands
Associate Editors
Bhoomika R Kar CBCS, University of Allahabad, India
Neena Kohli University of Allahabad, India
Rashmi Kumar University of Allahabad, India
Consulting Editors
John Berry Queen's University, Canada
Dharma P. Bhawuk University of Hawaii, USA
J P Das Research Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
G. Misra MGAHV, Wardha, India
A K Mohanty Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
S. H. Ng Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Janak Pandey University of Allahabad, India
Rogelia Pe-Pua University of South Wales, Australia
Y. H. Poortinga University of Tilburg, Netherlands
T S Saraswathi MS University, India
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  • Submission Guidelines for Psychology and Developing Societies

    1. Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: The Editor, Psychology and Developing Societies, Department of Psychology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad-211002, India. E-mail:   
    2. Contributors must provide their affiliations and complete postal and e-mail addresses with their articles. In case there are two or more authors, then corresponding author’s name and address details must be clearly specified on the first page itself.
    3. Psychology and Developing Societies strongly endorses the value and importance of peer review in scholarly journals publishing. All papers submitted to the journal will be subjected to comment and external review. All manuscripts are reviewed initially by the Editors and only those papers that meet the editorial standards of the journal, and fit within the aims and scope of the journal, will be sent for blind review. Decisions on manuscripts will be taken as rapidly as possible. Authors should expect to have reviewer’s comments within approximately 8 weeks.
    4. Authors will be provided with a copyright form once the contribution is accepted for publication. The submission will be considered as final only after the filled-in and signed copyright form is received. In case there are two or more authors, the corresponding author needs to sign the copyright form.
    5. All articles should be typed in Times New Roman, font size 12 for the running text. Complete manuscript should be e-mailed to the Editor. No hard copy is required.
    6. All articles must be accompanied by 4–6 keywords and an abstract of 150–200 words. Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article.
    7. British spellings throughout; universal ‘s’ in ‘-ise’, ‘-isation’ words.
    8. Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes only used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text and indented with a line space above and below.
    9. Use ‘19th century’, ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurements, use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent, not %). Use thousands and millions, not lakhs and crores.
    10. Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimised.
    11. Tables and figures to be indicated by number serially. Present each table and figure on a separate page at the end of the article. Source details for figures and tables must be mentioned, and permission should be obtained whenever necessary. Tables and figures should be indicated by number (e.g., see Table 1) in the text, and not by placement (e.g., see table below).
    12. All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG. Due permissions should be taken for copyright protected photographs/images. Even for photographs/images available in the public domain, it should be clearly ascertained whether or not their reproduction requires permission for purposes of publishing (which is a profit-making endeavor). All photographs/scanned images should be provided separately.
    13. A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article.
    • Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work. In each reference, authors’ names are inverted (last name first) for all authors (first, second or subsequent ones); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work unless the work has more than six authors. If the work has more than six authors, list the first six authors and then use et al. after the sixth author’s name.
    • Chronological listing: If more than one work by the same author(s) is cited, they should be listed in order by the year of publication, starting with the earliest.
    • Sentence case: In references, sentence case (only the first word and any proper noun are capitalized – e.g., ‘The software industry in India’) is to be followed for the titles of papers, books, articles, etc.
    • Title case: In references, Journal titles are put in title case (first letter of all words except articles and conjunctions are capitalized – e.g., Journal of Business Ethics).
    • Italicize: Book and Journal titles are to be italicized.
    1. Citations and References should adhere to the guidelines below (based on the Publication Manual of the American            Psychological Association, 6th edition). Some examples are given below:

    In text citations:

    • One work by one author: (Kessler, 2003, p. 50) or ‘Kessler (2003) found that among  the epidemiological samples..’.
    • One work by two authors: (Joreskog & Sorborn, 2007, pp. 50–66) or Joreskog and Sorborn (2007) found that..
    • One work by three or more authors: (Basu, Banerji & Chatterjee, 2007) [first instance]; Basu et al. (2007) [Second instance onwards].
    • Groups or organizations or universities: (University of Pittsburgh, 2007) or University of Pittsburgh (2007).
    • Authors with same surname: Include the initials in all the in-text citations even if the year of publication differs, e.g., (I. Light, 2006; M.A. Light, 2008).
    • Works with no identified author or anonymous author: Cite the first few words of the reference entry (title) and then the year, e.g., (‘Study finds’, 2007); (Anonymous, 1998).
      If abbreviations are provided, then the style to be followed is: (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2003) in the first citation and (NIMH, 2003) in subsequent citations.
    • Two or more works by same author: (Gogel, 1990, 2006, in press)
    • Two or more works with different authors: (Gogel, 1996; Miller, 1999)
    • Secondary sources: Allport's diary (as cited in Nicholson, 2003).


    • Books:
      Patnaik, Utsa (2007). The republic of hunger. New Delhi: Three Essays Collective.
    • Edited Books:
      Amanor, Kojo S., & Moyo, S. (Eds) (2008). Land and sustainable development in Africa. London and New York: Zed Books.
    • Translated books:
      Amin, S. (1976). Unequal development (trans. B. Pearce). London and New York: Monthly Review Press.
    • Book chapters:
      Chachra, S. (2011). The national question in India. In S. Moyo and P. Yeros (Eds),Reclaiming the nation (pp. 67–78). London and New York: Pluto Press.
    • Journal articles:
      Foster, J.B. (2010). The financialization of accumulation. Monthly Review, 62(5),1−17. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225 [DOI number optional]
    • Newsletter article, no author:
      Six sites meet for comprehensive anti-gang intiative conference. (2006, November/December). OOJDP News @ a Glance. Retrieved from
    • Newspaper article:
      Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. TheWashington Post, pp. A1, A4.
    • In-press article:
      Briscoe, R. (in press). Egocentric spatial representation in action and perception. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Retrieved from
    • Non-English reference book, title translated into English:
      Real Academia Espanola. (2001). Diccionario de la lengua espanola [Dictionary of the Spanish Language] (22nd ed.). Madrid, Spain: Author. 
    • Special issue or section in a journal:
      Haney, C., & Wiener, R.L. (Eds) (2004). Capital punishment in the United States [Special Issue]. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 10(4), 1−17.
    1. Book Reviews must contain name of author/editor and book reviewed, place of publication and publisher, year of publication, number of pages and price.  

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