Social Psychology

Published as Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie (ISSN 0044-3514) until volume 38, 2007

ISSN-L 1864-9335, ISSN-Print 1864-9335, ISSN-Online 2151-2590
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Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences (CC/S&BS), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), PsycINFO, PSYNDEX, ERIH, Scopus, and EMCare. 
Kai Epstude (Editor-in-chief)
Wim Meerholz (Editorial office)
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About the journal

Aims and scope

Social Psychology publishes innovative and methodologically sound research and serves as an international forum for scientific discussion and debate in the field of social psychology. Topics include all basic social psychological research themes, methodological advances in social psychology, as well as research in applied fields of social psychology. The journal focuses on original empirical contributions to social psychological research, but is open to theoretical articles, critical reviews, and replications of published research.

Experience and innovation

The journal was published until volume 38 (2007) as the Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie (ISSN 0044-3514). Drawing on over 30 years of experience and tradition in publishing high-quality, innovative science as the Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, Social Psychology has an internationally renowned team of editors and consulting editors from all areas of basic and applied social psychology, thus ensuring that the highest international standards are maintained.

Rapid turnaround

Social Psychology offers a rapid and transparent peer-review process and a short time-lag between acceptance of papers and publication. The time between manuscript submission and editorial decision is usually less than eight weeks.
Mean time for submission to first decision (2015): 56 days.

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Recent editorials


Towards a Replicable and Relevant Social Psychology
Kai Epstude
Social Psychology, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 1-2


Increasing Replicability
Christian Unkelbach
Social Psychology, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 1-3


Measure of a Man
Corinne A. Moss-Racusin, Jessica J. Good
Social Psychology, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 179-181

Looking Back and Looking Forward
Christian Unkelbach
Social Psychology, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 1-3

For authors and editors

Social Psychology – Call for Special Issue Proposals

Proposal Deadline: October 15, 2017
The editorial team of Social Psychology invites proposals for a special issue of the journal to appear in early 2019.

Previous special issues focused on the topics of “Replications of Important Results in Social Psychology” (2014), guest-edited by Brian Nosek and Daniel Lakens, and “Measure of a Man: Outcomes of Gender Stereotyping for Men and Masculinity” (2015), guest-edited by Corinne Moss-Racusin and Jessica Good.

Timeline and Submission

We encourage potential Guest Editors to submit a proposal to our editorial office by October 15, 2017:

On the basis of a comparative assessment, the editorial board will then select one proposal as the special issue for 2019 by the end of November, 2017. The special issue is aimed to appear in early 2019.

Proposals should contain the following information:

  • Name(s) and correspondence details of potential Guest Editor(s),
  • Proposed title of the special issue,
  • A short description of covered topic(s), including an appraisal of potential readers’ interest in the topic (700 words maximum),
  • An indication of research teams, labs, or individual authors who may potentially submit manuscripts for the special issue.

The special issue, once commissioned, is expected to have an open call for submissions. Editors are free to encourage potential authors to submit a manuscript. All manuscripts are to be submitted via the online submission system: Papers will undergo the standard peer-review process.

On behalf of the editorial team,

Kai Epstude

Instructions to authors

We are looking forward to receiving your manuscript for Social Psychology. Please read and take note of the instructions to authors before submitting your manuscript.

All manuscripts should be submitted via Editorial Manager

Thank you.

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