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Social Psychological Review

The periodical of the Social Psychology Section, aims 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; and also 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.

Scheduled publication frequency:



Editor: Shelley McKeown Jones and Laura K. Taylor 

Information for contributors

The editor 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. For researchers who submit review manuscripts, respected authorities on the subject of their review will seek out to act as referees. To this end, the editor 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 email attachments (PC format) directly to 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 the editor 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.


Shelly McKeown Jones
Email: [email protected] 

Single issues and subscriptions

Hard copy subscription is not available.

Single issues are available for purchase in pdf format via the BPS Shop online. For members of Social Psychology Section you can download the Social Psychological Review for free

If you have any queries regarding subscritpion, please contact [email protected] quoting 'Social Psychology Review subscriptions' in the subject line

Further information

ISSN: print version: 1369-7862; online version 2396-9601

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