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Social Psychological Review

The publication of the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section

Editor: Catherine Lido

Book Review Editor: Shelley McKeown Jones

Current and past issues of the Social Psychology Review are now available to purchase/download (free for Section members) via the BPS shop in PDF format.

Editorial Board

Renee Bleu, University of Glasgow; Daniel Jolley, Staffordshire University; Sharon Cohen, University of Salford; Cordet Smart, Plymouth University; Keon West, Golsmiths, University of London; Kimberly Hill, University of Northampton; Lynsey Mahmood, City, University of London; Becky Scott, University of Huddersfield; Steven Reicher, University of St Andrews; Simon Goodman, Coventry University

Notes to Contributors

The Social Psychological Review is a twice-yearly periodical of the Social Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society. The periodical has two aims: first, to provide a forum for the dissemination of empirical research papers, theoretical work, and reviews on key topics and issues of interest to the social psychological community; second, to provide a channel for news and information about people, events, and publications that may be of interest to social psychologists. We aim to provide a forum for a friendly reception of good quality theoretical and empirical papers reflecting a range of approaches and perspectives. The following types of papers are published:

•  Papers presenting original empirical research 

•  Critical literature reviews 

•  Theoretical papers 

•  Research notes 

•  Book reviews 

•  Conference reports

•  Opinion pieces about current affairs in Social Psychology and HE

I am particularly interested in receiving submissions from researchers who may have recently completed a literature review, for example, for the purpose of postgraduate study or a grant application. I promise researchers who submit review manuscripts that I will seek out respected authorities on the subject of their review to act as referees. To this end, I would be grateful if submissions of this type are accompanied by suggestions from the author as to appropriate referees for the manuscript, including referees’ contact details.

All contributions should be submitted as e-mail attachments (PC format) directly to me. All submissions are initially examined by the Editor.

Original empirical research, literature reviews, theoretical papers.

Papers should be prepared according to APA guidelines (American Psychological Association, 2011). Empirical papers should be no more than 5000 words in length, and reviews and theoretical papers no more than 8000 words (all word limits exclude tables and references; in special cases I may agree to waive word limits).

Research notes, member information, event news and reports, publication reviews.

Contributions under these headings should be prepared with due consideration of APA guidelines where appropriate. Research notes and publication reviews should be no longer than 3000 words including references. Conference reports should be no longer than 2500 words. Member information and event news should be no longer than 500 words.


American Psychological Association (2011). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Catherine Lido


E-mail: [email protected]