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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: 1 Frequency: Bi-annually

Call for Papers

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.

Electronic Access:
Psychology & Developing Societies is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at

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
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
Editorial Assistant
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    1. Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: The Editor, Psychology and Developing Societies, Department of Psychology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad-211 002, India. Tel/Fax: 91-532-2461358. E-mail:

    2. Contributors must provide their affiliations and complete postal and e-mail addresses with their articles.

    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 subject 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. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. British spellings throughout; universal ‘s’ in ‘-ise’, ‘-isation’ words.

    7. Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes only used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed.

    8. 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.

    9. Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimised.

    10. 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 for figures and tables should be mentioned, and permission should be obtained whenever necessary.

    11. References should include all books, articles, essays, theses and documents cited in the text. These references should be formatted in APA style.

    Reference styles:

    Calfee, R.C., & Valencia, R.R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

    Article in an edited book
    O’Neil, J.M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men’s and women’s gender role journeys: Metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B.R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107–123). New York: Springer.

    Conference Proceedings
    Schnase, J.L., & Cunnius, E.L. (Eds). (1995). Proceedings from CSCL ’95: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

    Article from the web
    Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 149. Retrieved from

    Journal Article
    Scruton, R. (1996). The eclipse of listening. The New Criterion, 15(30), 5–13.

    Newspaper Article
    Schultz, S. (2005, 28 December). Calls made to strengthen state energy policies. The Country Today, pp. 1A, 2A.

    Citation styles:
    One Work by One Author: (Walker, 2000)

    One Work by Multiple Authors: (Walker and Wasserstein, 2000). Up to five authors: Citation should include all the authors for the first time, afterwards, only first author followed by et al. should be used. For more than five authors, citation should have first author followed by et al.

    Works with No Author: Cite the first few words of the reference list entry (usually the title) and the year, for example, (‘Study Finds’, 1982).

    Two or More Works by Different authors in One Citation: (Balda, 1980; Kamil, 1988; Pepperberg and Funk, 1990)

    Two or More Works by the Same Author(s) in One Citation: ( Edeline and Weinberger, 1991, 1993)

    Two or More Works Published in the Same Year by the Same Author(s): (Johnson, 1991a, 1991b, 1991c)

    Authors With the Same Last Name: To prevent confusion, use first initials with the last names: (E. Johnson, 2001; L. Johnson, 1998).

    Work discussed in secondary source: In the text, name the original work, and give a citation for the secondary source, for example, In Seidenberg and McClelland’s study (as cited in Coltheart, Curtis, Atkins and Haller, 1993).

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