Social Psychological and Personality Science
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Social Psychological and Personality Science

2014 Impact Factor: 2.561
2014 Ranking: 10/62 in Psychology, Social
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)
Association for Research in Personality
European Association of Experimental Social Psychology
Society of Experimental and Social Psychology
Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc.
Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
Asian Association for Social Psychology

Editor
Simine Vazire University of California, Davis, USA

eISSN: 19485514| ISSN: 19485506|Current volume: 7|Current issue: 4 Frequency: 8 Times/Year

Now published eight times per year, Social Psychological and Personality Science (SPPS) is a collaboration from the Association for Research in Personality (ARP), the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP), the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), and co-sponsored by the Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP) and Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP). The founding and sponsoring societies provide their membership with complimentary subscriptions, immediately giving the journal a reach of over 7,000 scholars in social and personality psychology worldwide!

SPPS is a unique short reports journal in social and personality psychology. Its aim is to publish concise reports of empirical studies that provide meaningful contributions to our understanding of important issues in social and personality psychology. SPPS strives to publish innovative, rigorous, and impactful research. It is geared toward a speedy review and publication process to allow groundbreaking research to become part of the scientific conversation quickly.  SPPS now also accepts submissions of replication studies. Articles cannot exceed 5,000 words (excluding tables, figures, and references) and they may present new theory, new data, new methods, or any combination of these. Preference will be given to articles that:

  • represent an advance to social psychological or personality science
  • are methodologically rigorous
  • have theoretical and practical significance
  • help build interdisciplinary bridges among areas in social and personality psychology
  • are written to be accessible to a wide range of audiences, including science writers for the popular press and the public at large
Editor-in-Chief
Simine Vazire University of California, Davis, USA
Associate Editors
Wiebke Bleidorn University of California, Davis, USA
Lorne Campbell University of Western, Ontario, Canada
Jesse Graham University of Southern California, USA
Dominique Muller University Grenoble Alpes, France
Nickola C. Overall University of Auckland, New Zealand
Kate A. Ratliff University of Florida, USA
Joseph P. Simmons University of Pennsylvania, USA
Gerben A. van Kleef University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gregory D. Webster University of Florida, USA
Tessa V. West New York University, USA
Editorial Board
Ximena B. Arriaga Purdue University, USA
Mitja Back University of Münster, Germany
Elliot Berkman University of Oregon, USA
Michael J. Bernstein Pennsylvania State University, Abington College, USA
Monica Biernat University of Kansas, USA
Niall Bolger Columbia University, USA
Amy Canevello University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Erika Carlson University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada
Laura Castro-Schilo The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Joseph Cesario Michigan State University, USA
Jacqueline M. Chen University of California, Irvine, USA
Serena Chen University of California, Berkeley
Sapna Cheryan  
William J. Chopik Michigan State University, USA
Joanne M. Chung Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Tamlin S. Conner  
Paul Conway Florida State University, USA
Katherine S. Corker Kenyon College, USA
Olivier Corneille Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Joshua Correll University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Clayton R. Critcher University of California Berkeley, USA
Nilanjana Dasgupta University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA
Carsten K.W. de Dreu University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amanda B. Diekman Miami University, USA
M. Brent Donnellan Texas A&M University, USA
David A. Dunning University of Michigan, USA
Paul W. Eastwick University of Texas at Austin, USA
Robin Edelstein University of Michigan, USA
Melissa J. Ferguson Cornell University
Agneta H. Fischer University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
William Fleeson Wake Forest University, USA
Jon Freeman New York University, USA
R. Michael Furr Wake Forest University, USA
Shira Gabriel University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA
Bertram Gawronski University of Texas at Austin, USA
Jochen Gebauer University of Mannheim, Germany
Geoffrey P. Goodwin University of Pennsylvania, USA
Samuel D. Gosling University of Texas at Austin, USA
Jamin Halberstadt University of Otago, New Zealand
William Hart  
Daniel Heller Tel Aviv University, Israel
Wilhelm Hofmann University of Cologne, Germany
Astrid Homan University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Matthew J. Hornsey University of Queensland, Australia
Kurt Hugenberg Miami University, USA
Yoel Inbar  
Joshua J. Jackson Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Leslie K. John Harvard University, USA
Kerri L. Johnson University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Cheryl R. Kaiser University of Washington, USA
Kerry Kawakami York University, Canada
Laura A. King University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
Olivier Klein Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Eric Knowles New York University, USA
Adam Kramer  
Michael W. Kraus Yale University, USA
Daniel Lakens Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Kristin Laurin Stanford University, USA
Robyn LeBoeuf Washington University in St. Louis
Edward Lemay University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Richard E. Lucas Michigan State University, USA
Debbie S. Ma California State University, Northridge, USA
Geoff MacDonald University of Toronto, Canada
Brenda Major University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Allen R. McConnell Miami University, USA
Matthias R. Mehl University of Arizona, USA
Pranjal H. Metha University of Oregon, USA
Daniel C. Molden Northwestern University, USA
Benoît Monin Stanford University, USA
Beth Morling University of Delaware, USA
Matt Motyl University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Mary C. Murphy Indiana University, USA
Laura P. Naumann Nevada State College, USA
Lisa A. Neff The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Leif D. Nelson University of California, Berkeley, USA
Paula Niedenthal University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA
Erik E. Noftle Willamette University, USA
Michael I. Norton Harvard University, USA
Shigehiro Oishi University of Virginia, USA
Ulrich Orth University of Bern, Switzerland
Elizabeth Page-Gould University of Toronto, Canada
Elizabeth Levy Paluck  
Bernadette Park University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Cynthia L. Pickett University of California, Davis, USA
Deborah A. Prentice Princeton University, USA
Harry T. Reis University of Rochester
Peter J. Rentfrow University of Cambridge UK
Jennifer A. Richeson Northwestern University, USA
Francesca Righetti Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Richard W. Robins University of California, Davis, USA
Nicholas O. Rule University of Toronto, Canada
Robert J. Rydell Indiana University, USA
Victoria Savalei University of British Columbia, Canada
Daan Scheepers Leiden University, The Netherlands
Ulrich Schimmack University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada
Toni Schmader University of British Columbia, Canada
Brandon J. Schmeichel Texas A&M University
Beate Seibt University of Oslo, Norway
Nicole Shelton Princeton University, USA
Ryne A. Sherman Florida Atlantic University, USA
Yuichi Shoda University of Washington
Jeffry A. Simpson University of Minnesota, USA
Stacey A. Sinclair Princeton University, USA
Linda J. Skitka University of Illinois at Chicago
Richard Slatcher Wayne State University, USA
Deborah Small University of Pennsylvania, USA
Colin T. Smith University of Florida, USA
Pamela K. Smith University of California San Diego, USA
Jule Specht Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Sanjay Srivastava University of Oregon, USA
Amy Summerville Miami University, USA
Elizabeth R. Tenney University of Utah, USA
Jessica L. Tracy University of British Columbia, Canada
Alexa M. Tullett University of Alabama
Jay Van Bavel New York University, USA
Theresa K. Vescio The Pennsylvania State University, USA
William von Hippel University of Queensland, Australia
Vincent Yzerbyt Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Managing Editor
Amanda Richardson Los Angeles, CA
Representatives for the Consortium of Social and Personality Psychology
Jennifer Crocker Society for Personality and Social Psychology, SPSP
Allen R. McConnell Miami University, USA
Rebecca L. Shiner Colgate University
Daniel Wigboldus Radboud University Nijmegen
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  • Social Psychological and Personality Science receives manuscript submissions online through SAGEtrack, powered by ScholarOne's Manuscript CentralTM. Authors should register for an account at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/spps, where they will create a login ID and password. SAGEtrack serves as the center for editorial staff to communicate with authors, editors, and reviewers electronically, and it functions as the platform for the review process.

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    SPPS is a unique short reports journal in social and personality psychology. Its aim is to publish concise reports of empirical studies that provide meaningful contributions to our understanding of important issues in social and personality psychology. SPPS strives to publish innovative, rigorous, and impactful research. It is geared toward a speedy review and publication process to allow groundbreaking research to become part of the scientific conversation quickly. SPPS now also accepts submissions of replication studies. Articles cannot exceed 5,000 words (excluding tables, figures, and references), and may present new theory, new data, new methods, or any combination of these. Preferences will be given to articles that:

    • represent an advance to social psychological or personality science
    • are methodologically rigorous
    • have theoretical and practical significance
    • help build interdisciplinary bridges among areas in social and personality psychology
    • are written to be accessible to a wide range of audiences, including science writers for the popular press and the public at large

    For further information about submission policies and practices, please read Editorial 4(1) and Editorial 7(1)

    CHANGES TO SUBMISSION PROCESS AS OF JULY 1, 2015

    Starting July 1, 2015, the following policies will take effect at SPPS:

    • SPPS will now accept replication studies as submissions. The same guidelines apply (word limit, disclosures, etc.). We will consider strong replication studies, including failed replications, particularly (but not exclusively) of original studies published in SPPS.
    • The submission portal will ask authors to confirm the following:
      • Confirm that you have reported how sample size was determined for each study and a discussion of statistical power.
      • Confirm that you have reported all data exclusions (e.g., dropped outliers) and how decisions about data exclusions were made.
      • Confirm that you have reported all measures or conditions for variables of interest to the research question(s), whether they were included in the analyses or not.
      • Confirm that all key results are accompanied by exact p-values, effect sizes, and 95% confidence intervals, or an explanation of why this is not possible.
    • Tables and Figures should be embedded in the manuscript upon submission, not appended at the end of the manuscript.
    • Tables, table notes, figures, and figure captions will not count towards the 5,000 word limit.
    • The name of the handling editor (or 'action editor') will be printed at the end of each article.


    MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

    Submissions to SPPS may not exceed 5,000 words. The word count includes all text, including but not limited to, the abstract, main body, notes, and acknowledgements, and excluding references, tables, table notes, figures, and figure captions. To calculate the word count for your submission, please use your word processor to find the total number of words for the entire submission, then subtract the number of words from your references section, tables, table notes, figures, and figure captions. When you determine your final word count please include that information on the title page of your submission. If your submission contains materials, tables, figures, or data sets that you would like to include as a supplementary file for online publication only, you may upload that as a separate file in the submission process and designate the file accordingly. Any file that is designated as being for online publication only will not need to be included in the word count.

    SPPS conducts a double blind peer review process. Please prepare your manuscript for the double blind process by submitting your title page and main document as two separate files. A short 1-3 sentence biography for each author should be included in the title page, along with any other identifying information such as author names, contact information, author notes or acknowledgements. An abstract of no more than 150 words and list of 4-5 keywords should be included in your main document file, along with the main body, footnotes, tables, and figures. The main document file should be blinded and suitable for viewing by reviewers.

    Journal policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for consideration by another journal and does not allow publication of a manuscript that has been published in whole or in part by another journal. Authors must also verify compliance with APA ethical standards in the treatment of participants, human or animal.

    Submissions to SPPS should follow the style guidelines set forth in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (including "Guidelines to Reduce Bias in Language" on pp. 70 -77).

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers 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.

    Any inquiries regarding manuscript submission may be directed to the editorial office at arichardson.sagepub@gmail.com.

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