European Journal of Social Psychology

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Edited By: Ernestine Gordijn and Tom Postmes

Impact Factor: 1.779

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 19/60 (Psychology Social)

Online ISSN: 1099-0992


Author Guidelines


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Author Guidelines


The European Journal of Social Psychology welcomes the following submissions:

Original Research Articles: Up to a maximum of 10,000 words in length, including abstract and keywords. These articles may be empirical, meta-analytical or theoretical and must provide a significant contribution to the understanding of social phenomena. We also welcome major reviews of research on specific areas of presentation or statements of original theoretical positions. All original articles will be peer reviewed. Abstracts must end with a Key Message, emphasisng the research outcome or contribution of the article. This will assist the reader community and promote the search engine ranking of your article.

Fast Track Reports: Up to a maximum of 4,000 words in length, with an abstract of no more than 150 words. These articles must report on cutting edge research, of significant and broad importance to the field. If selected to be of broad importance by the editorial team, the report will receive peer review within 6 weeks of submission and if accepted will be published online swiftly. Please note that authors will receive minimal feedback on submissions and in most cases this will be reduced to a simple "acceptance" vs. "rejection" decision. Fast Track Reports will only be accepted if the report does not require major revision.

All submissions must include keywords, following the abstract.

Manuscript submission. The European Journal of Social Psychology operates an online submission and peer review system that allows authors to submit articles online and track their progress via a web interface. Please read the remainder of these instructions to authors and then click http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ejsp to navigate to the European Journal of Social Psychology online submission site. All papers must be submitted via the online system.

Ethical guidelines: The Journal and editors adhere to and uphold the ethics of scientific publication as detailed in the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (American Psychological Association, 2010, www.apa.org) and follow the code of conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, www.publicationethics.org). We ask authors to adhere to the APA code as well as their national ethics guidelines. Important principles for authors include: (a) Research was conducted ethically, responsibly, and legally. (b) Results are reported clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. (c) New findings are presented in the context of previous research, which is accurately represented. (d) Researchers are willing to make their data available to the editor  when requested. (e) Methods are described clearly and unambiguously. (f) Submitted work is original, not (self-)plagiarised, and has not been published elsewhere. (g) Authorship accurately reflects individuals’ contributions. And (h) funding sources and conflicts of interest are disclosed. COPE guidelines are pursued where misconduct is suspected or alleged. For more information, see APA code and COPE’s international standards for authors.

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Pre-submission English-language editing

Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at http://wileyeditingservices.com/en/. All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

File types. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are .doc, .rtf, .ppt, .xls. LaTeX files may be submitted provided that an .eps or .pdf file is provided in addition to the source files. Figures may be provided in .tiff or .eps format.

Important information for authors using LaTeX. If you have used LaTeX to prepare your manuscript you should observe the following instructions:

Initial submission: For reviewing purposes you should upload either an .eps, .pdf or .rtf created from your source files.

Submission of a revised manuscript: When submitting your revision you must still upload an .eps, .pdf or .rtf for reviewing purposes. In addition you must upload your LaTeX source files. If your manuscript is accepted for publication we will use the files you upload to typeset your article within a totally digital workflow.

Copyright and Permissions

  • Copyright Transfer Agreement

    If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

    For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

    If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

    CTA Terms and Conditions

    For authors choosing OnlineOpen

    If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

    Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

    To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit ht tp://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

    If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.< /p>

  • Permission grants - if the manuscript contains extracts, including illustrations, from other copyright works (including material from on-line or intranet sources) it is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission from the owners of the publishing rights to reproduce such extracts using the Wiley Permission Request Form.

Submission of a manuscript will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere at the same time. Submitted material will not be returned to the author, unless specifically requested.

Manuscript style. The language of the journal is English. All submissions must have a title, and have a margin of 3cm all round. Illustrations and tables must be on separate sheets, and not be incorporated into the text.

  • The title page must list the full title, and names and affiliations of all authors. Give the full address, including email, telephone and fax, of the author who is to check the proofs.
  • Include the name(s) of any sponsor(s) of the research contained in the paper, along with grant number(s) .
  • Supply an abstract of up to 200 words for all articles. An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, and is understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. It should contain no citation to other published work.

Reference style. The European Journal of Social Psychology uses the APA system of citing sources as follows:

Journal Article

Gardikiotis, A., Martin, R., & Hewstone, M. (2004). The representation of majorities and minorities in the British press: A content analytic approach. European Journal of Social Psychology, 34 , 637-646. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.221

Book

Paloutzian, R. F. (1996). Invitation to the psychology of religion (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Book with More than One Author

Natarajan, R., & Chaturvedi, R. (1983). Geology of the Indian Ocean . Hartford, CT: University of Hartford Press.

Hesen, J., Carpenter, K., Moriber, H., & Milsop, A. (1983). Computers in the business world . Hartford, CT: Capital Press.

and so on. The abbreviation et al. is not used in the reference list, regardless of the number of authors, although it can be used in the text citation of material with three to five authors (after the inital citation, when all are listed) and in all parenthetical citations of material with six or more authors.

Web Document on University Program or Department Web Site

Degelman, D., & Harris, M. L. (2000). APA style essentials . Retrieved May 18, 2000, from Vanguard University, Department of Psychology Website: http://www.vanguard.edu/faculty/ddegelman/index.cfm?doc_id=796

Stand-alone Web Document (no date)

Nielsen, M. E. (n.d.). Notable people in psychology of religion . Retrieved August 3, 2001, from http://www.psywww.com/psyrelig/psyrelpr.htm

Journal Article from Database

Hien, D., & Honeyman, T. (2000). A closer look at the drug abuse-maternal aggression link. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 15 , 503-522. Retrieved May 20, 2000, from ProQuest database.

Abstract from Secondary Database

Garrity, K., & Degelman, D. (1990). Effect of server introduction on restaurant tipping. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 20 , 168-172. Abstract retrieved July 23, 2001, from PsycINFO database.

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book

Shea, J. D. (1992). Religion and sexual adjustment. In J. F. Schumaker (Ed.), Religion and mental health (pp. 70-84). New York: Oxford University Press.

All references must be complete and accurate. Where possible the DOI for the reference should be included at the end of the reference. Online citations should include date of access. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list.

Illustrations. Upload each figure as a separate file in either .tiff or .eps format, the figure number and the top of the figure indicated. Compound figures e.g. 1a, b, c should be uploaded as one figure. Tints are not acceptable. Lettering must be of a reasonable size that would still be clearly legible upon reduction, and consistent within each figure and set of figures. Where a key to symbols is required, please include this in the artwork itself, not in the figure legend. All illustrations must be supplied at the correct resolution:

  • Black and white and colour photos - 300 dpi
  • Graphs, drawings, etc - 800 dpi preferred; 600 dpi minimum
  • Combinations of photos and drawings (black and white and colour) - 500 dpi

Tables should be part of the main document and should be placed after the references. If the table is created in excel the file should be uploaded separately. The cost of printing colour illustrations in the journal will be charged to the author. Online only colour is free of charge. If colour illustrations are supplied electronically in either TIFF or EPS format, they may be used in the PDF of the article at no cost to the author, even if this illustration was printed in black and white in the journal.


Supporting Information

European Journal of Social Psychology is happy to accept articles with supporting information supplied for online only publication. This may include data, appendices, supplementary figures, sound files, videoclips etc. These will be posted on Wiley Online Library with the article. The print version will have a note indicating that extra material is available online. Please indicate clearly on submission which material is for online only publication. Please note that extra online only material is published as supplied by the author in the same file format and is not copyedited or typeset. Further information about this service can be found at http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/suppmat.asp

Further Information. Proofs will be sent to the author for checking. This stage is to be used only to correct errors that may have been introduced during the production process. Prompt return of the corrected proofs, preferably within two days of receipt, will minimise the risk of the paper being held over to a later issue. Free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via author services only. Please therefore sign up for author services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. Offprints and copies of the journal may be ordered. There is no page charge to authors.

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