The Review of General Psychology aims to publish innovative theoretical, conceptual and methodological articles that contribute to the knowledge of the human psyche or to the understanding of the field of psychology itself. To this end, the journal seeks to showcase work on the historical, social and cultural conditions of subjectivity; research on the limits of generality; on the biological bases of experience; and global, international or indigenous projects that might support or challenge general psychology. We encourage original work that does not fit neatly within one subdiscipline of psychology or that puts psychology into connection and dialogue with other disciplines.
Manuscripts may be based on the psychological sciences or drawn from the psychological humanities, including interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary studies. We welcome submissions that advance theory, evaluate and integrate research literatures, provide new historical analyses, analyze how biopsychosocial beings conduct their lives, discuss new methodological developments in psychology as a whole, and include critical or constructive research.
Authors are encouraged to write their manuscripts from the perspective of more than one (sub)discipline and to review literature that spans several (sub)disciplines or draw psychological insights from cognate fields in the social sciences, humanities, or science and technology studies. Manuscripts that involve intellectual risk-taking and provide a provocative challenge to customary or prevailing views are encouraged. Articles devoted primarily to reporting new empirical findings are not appropriate for this journal.
The target audience for Review of General Psychology are psychologists, scientists, and scholars from any field who are interested in “big” empirical, methodological or theoretical debates regarding the psychological, whether in academia, professional practice, and/or the larger culture, particularly those drawing upon diverse traditions, Western or non-Western. Authors should prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).
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|Michael A. Babyak||Duke University, USA|
|Jennifer Barnes||University of Oklahoma, USA|
|Roy F. Baumeister||The University of Queensland, Australia|
|Simon Boag||Macquarie University, Australia|
|Larry Cahill||University of California, Irvine, USA|
|Peter Carruthers||University of Maryland, USA|
|Nora Charles||University of Southern Mississippi, USA|
|Zhansheng Chen||University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Marcia L. Collaer||Middlebury College, USA|
|Kai Epstude||University of Groningen, the Netherlands|
|Anthony M. Evans||Tilburg University, the Netherlands|
|Christopher J. Ferguson||Stetson University, USA|
|Marc Fournier||University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada|
|Peter M. Gollwitzer||New York University, USA|
|Christopher D. Green||York University, Canada|
|Claudia Haase||Northwestern University, USA|
|Tilmann Habermas||Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany|
|Nick Haslam||University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Peter Hegarty||University of Surrey, UK|
|Samantha J. Heintzelman||University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA|
|Maciek Karwowski||University of Warsaw, Poland|
|Deborah Kelemen||Boston University, USA|
|Neil Lutsky||Carleton College, USA|
|John D. Mayer||University of New Hampshire, USA|
|Annemie Ploeger||University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands|
|Mandy Rossignol||Université de Mons, Belgium|
|Catherine A. Salmon||University of Redlands, USA|
|Thomas J. Scheff||University of California, Santa Barbara, USA|
|Kennon M. Sheldon||University of Missouri, USA|
|James A. Shepperd||University of Florida, USA|
|Stephanie A. Shields||Pennsylvania State University, USA|
|Dean K. Simonton||University of California, Davis, USA|
|Ramadhar Singh||Ahmedabad University, India|
Review of General Psychology is at the moment using a software system to screen submitted content for similarity with other published content. The system compares the initial version of each submitted manuscript against a database of 40+ million scholarly documents, as well as content appearing on the open web. This allows APA to check submissions for potential overlap with material previously published in scholarly journals (e.g., lifted or republished material).
The Review of General Psychology publishes theoretical, conceptual, and methodological articles that have a range of foci, including human subjectivity, historical, theoretical, or critical studies of psychology, and global, international, or indigenous perspectives on general psychology. Articles may draw on the psychological sciences and/or the psychological humanities and may contribute to dialogues with cognate fields in the social or human sciences, including science and technology studies.
Manuscripts are normaly between 5000 to 10,000 words. Depending on the topic they they may be as long as 15,000 words in length, inclusive of references.
The co-editors are open to proposals for special issues. Please consult with co-editors before submitting manuscripts.
- Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Sixth Edition (APA, 2010). They should be double-spaced and formatted for 8.5 x 11 paper, and be free of any comments or track changes.
- Please submit manuscripts electronically at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rgp. Authors will be asked to set up an online account in the Sage Track system, powered by ScholarOne.
- Documents should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents. They should not be converted to PDF format.
- Authors are advised to use language that is free from sexist, racist, or ethnic bias; heterosexism; bias toward people with disabilities; ageism; and other kinds of biases. Use of his/her is not recommended. Authors should use gender neutral terminology whenever appropriate.
- When submitting manuscripts, authors should be sure to remove any identifying information in the manuscript for a proper masked review. This includes removing names, professional affiliations, and references to specific geographic locations. In addition, authors should remove any reference to institutional affiliations. For example, the specific name of the institution granting IRB approval, or the name of a collaborating agency where data were collected, should not appear in the submission. Authors should also remove any citations, along with the corresponding references, to manuscripts that have not yet been published (i.e., “in press” or “under review”). Submitting authors can enter a placeholder (e.g., “Citation removed for masked peer review, in press”) for these citations. However, no placeholder should be included in the references. Authors do not need to remove citations or references for articles they have authored that have already been published. Authors should ensure that there is no other context provided in the paper that could help the reader identify who they are.
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English Language Editing
Information on SAGE Publishing's editing, translating, and formatting services can be found here. We encourage authors whose first language is not English to seek the services of editors whose native language is English for a review of their manuscript before submission. In some cases, the co-editors may be able to direct authors to such editors after submission and initial review. We do welcome perspectives and manuscripts from authors from around the globe and from diverse intellectual and theoretical traditions.