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Social Psychological Review

The periodical of the Social Psychology Section, aims to provide an overview of the key topics and issues of interest to the social psychological community, established and early career researchers alike.

It also to aims to provide a channel for news and information about people, events, and publications that may be of interest to social psychologists. 

The following types of contributions are published in Social Psychological Review (SPR):

  • Feature pieces (teaching, impact and current events)
  • Early career corner (postgraduate column and early career researcher spotlight)
  • Member profile

We also publish book reviews on an individual basis.

Scheduled publication frequency:

  • Twice a year (Spring/Autumn)


  • Shelley McKeown Jones
  • Blerina Kellezi

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The editors are particularly interested in receiving expressions of interest in relation to the areas specified below.

All contributors should contact the editors to express interest before submitting a completed piece of work.

The deadline for inclusion of completed pieces for the Spring Edition of SPR is 15 November and the deadline for inclusion in the Autumn Edition of SPR is 15 August.

Expressions of interest should be sent at least 1 month prior to these deadlines.

Feature Pieces

Feature pieces should be prepared according to APA guidelines (American Psychological Association, 2011). Features should be no more than 1000 words in length (all word limits exclude tables and references; in special cases the editor may agree to waive word limits).These pieces may include any of the following:

  1. Teaching Corner: Techniques, activities and resources that relate to teaching social psychology. Pieces on the TEF agenda are also welcomed.
  2. Impact Story: An outlet for case studies and/or impact stories ahead of REF. Broader advice on how to promote impact from social psychological research is also welcomed.
  3. Current Event: Thought piece or article written in a short and accessible format. We will on occasion send out specific calls, but also welcome suggestions for other topics.


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

Early Career Corner

The Early Career Corner comprises two key features:

  1. Postgraduate Column: Written by the Committee Postgraduate representative, the postgraduate column will consider topics such as navigating the job market, seeking a mentor, publishing tips to publish, etc., or a combination of these pieces.
  2. Early Career Researcher Spotlight: The Early Career Researcher Spotlight entry will feature a short abstract and bio of a postgraduate student about his/her dissertation research.

If you are interested in contributing to the Early Career Corner, please contact Becky Scott.

Member Profile

The member profile is a way to celebrate success and to engage our membership.

This space would briefly (200-300 words with photo) recognise accomplishments, profile the work of an up-and-coming-scholar, or spread the word about a major grant award.

Self-nominations are welcomed.

Please note: hard copy subscription to this publication is not available.

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

For any queries regarding subscription, please contact [email protected] quoting 'Social Psychological Review subscriptions' in the subject line.


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