Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology

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Edited By: Flora Cornish

Impact Factor: 0.88

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 44/60 (Psychology Social)

Online ISSN: 1099-1298


Author Guidelines


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Author Guidelines


Manuscript Submission Journal of Community and Applied 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 visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/casp and navigate to the Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology online submission site. IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.

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.

All papers must be submitted via the online system.

Manuscript Style.
JCASP publishes articles in a range of formats, including reports of empirical studies, theoretical articles, review articles, commentaries and reports of community practice. Submissions should be as concise as is consistent with clear exposition of the subject matter. Manuscripts should not normally exceed 5,000 words, with 7,000 as an absolute maximum. The word count includes abstract, references and tables. Editors may ask authors to reduce their article’s length as part of the review process, in the interest of maximising the number of articles published in the limited space of the journal. Short Papers of no more than 2,000 words in length are encouraged. Research papers, Innovations in practice and Commentaries are all welcome in the Short Paper section. Submissions will be reviewed in the usual way but it is anticipated that the reviewing and publication process will be of shorter than average duration than for longer papers.

The title page must list the full title, a short title of up to 40 characters and names and affiliations of all authors. Give the full address, including e-mail, telephone and fax, of the author who is to check the proofs on this page. The title page is not sent to reviewers. In the interest of maintaining anonymity, acknowledgements should be placed on the title page rather than in the main text. Sponsor(s) of the research, if any, and grant number(s) should be included here.

Supply an abstract of up to 200 words for a full-length article, or around 50 words for a Short Paper. No abstract is needed for a book review. 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. Include up to ten key words that describe your paper for indexing purposes.

Book Reviews. The Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology welcomes book reviews on texts relating to community, social, and broadly applied areas of psychology. Reviews can focus on both theoretical and applied texts dealing with social issues likely to be of interest to our readership. Reviews function to provide colleagues with assessments of the contributions, strengths and weaknesses of books published in psychology and related social sciences.

The Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology welcomes reviews from established researchers. The journal would also particularly welcome reviews from graduate students and PhD candidates. One function of the book review section is to assist with career development and aid emerging researchers in contributing to academic discussions occurring via the journal.

 

Normally reviews will be between 1,200 and 1,500 words and should be submitted to Associate Professor Darrin Hodgetts via email dhdgetts@waikato.ac.nz.

 

The following guidelines suggest a generic format for book reviews. Alternative formats can also be submitted and ideas can be discussed with Darrin Hodgetts.

1.     Full reference for the book

2.     Paragraph introducing the topic area and focus of the book

3.     Discussion of main sections or structure of the book

4.     Strengths of the text

5.     Critical comment / limitations of the book

6.     Overall recommendation and assessment

7.     References

8.     Reviewer contact address

Potential authors should also refer to book reviews previously published in the journal, via Wiley Online Library:

 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1099-1298.

 

Books for review can also be obtained free of charge by contacting Darrin Hodgetts. We normally ask that reviews be submitted within two months of the reviewers receiving the book. If this is not possible, another deadline can be set in consultation with the book review editor. Reviewers agree not to publish a review of the same book elsewhere. Referencing and stylistic conventions used for article submissions to the Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology apply.

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.

Please note: This journal does not accept Microsoft Word 2007 documents at this time. Please use Word's "Save As" option to save your document as a .doc file type. If you try to upload a Word 2007 document in Scholar One you will be prompted to save .docx files as .doc files.

NEW MANUSCRIPT

Non-LaTeX users: Upload your manuscript files. At this stage, further source files do not need to be uploaded.
LaTeX users: For reviewing purposes you should upload a single .pdf that you have generated from your source files. You must use the File Designation "Main Document" from the dropdown box.

REVISED MANUSCRIPT

Non-LaTeX users: Editable source files must be uploaded at this stage. Tables must be on separate pages after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files.

LaTeX users: When submitting your revision you must still upload a single .pdf that you have generated from your now revised source files. You must use the File Designation "Main Document" from the dropdown box. In addition you must upload your TeX source files. For all your source files you must use the File Designation "Supplemental Material not for review". Previous versions of uploaded documents must be deleted. 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 http://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.

  • 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.

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

Illustrations must be submitted in electronic format. Save each figure as a separate file, in TIFF or EPS format preferably, the figure number and top of the figure indicated. Compound figures e.g. 1a, b, c should be uploaded as one figure. Include the source file. We favour dedicated illustration packages over tools such as Excel or Powerpoint. Grey shading (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 . Please submit the figure legends separately. The cost of printing colour illustrations in the journal will be charged to the author. The cost is approximately £700 per page. 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. The PDF will appear on the Wiley Online Library site.

Title and Abstract Optimisation Information. As more research is read online, the electronic version of articles becomes ever more important. In a move to improve search engine rankings for individual articles and increase readership and future citations to Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology at the same time please visit Optimizing Your Abstract for Search Engines for guidelines on the preparation of keywords and descriptive titles.

Reference Style. The APA system of citing sources indicates the author's last name and the date, in parentheses, within the text of the paper.

A. A typical citation of an entire work consists of the author's name and the year of publication .

Example: Charlotte and Emily Bronte were polar opposites, not only in their personalities but in their sources of inspiration for writing (Taylor, 1990). Use the last name only in both first and subsequent citations, except when there is more than one author with the same last name. In that case, use the last name and the first initial.

B. If the author is named in the text, only the year is cited .

Example: According to Irene Taylor (1990), the personalities of Charlotte. . .

C. If both the name of the author and the date are used in the text, parenthetical reference is not necessary .

Example: In a 1989 article, Gould explains Darwin's most successful. . .

D. Specific citations of pages or chapters follow the year .

Example: Emily Bronte "expressed increasing hostility for the world of human relationships, whether sexual or social" (Taylor, 1988, p. 11).

E. When the reference is to a work by two authors, cite both names each time the reference appears .

Example: Sexual-selection theory often has been used to explore patters of various insect matings (Alcock & Thornhill, 1983) . . . Alcock and Thornhill (1983) also demonstrate. . .

F. When the reference is to a work by three to five authors, cite all the authors the first time the reference appears. In a subsequent reference, use the first author's last name followed by et al . (meaning "and others") .

Example: Patterns of byzantine intrigue have long plagued the internal politics of community college administration in Texas (Douglas et al ., 1997) When the reference is to a work by six or more authors, use only the first author's name followed by et al . in the first and all subsequent references. The only exceptions to this rule are when some confusion might result because of similar names or the same author being cited. In that case, cite enough authors so that the distinction is clear.

G. When the reference is to a work by a corporate author, use the name of the organization as the author .

Example: Retired officers retain access to all of the university's educational and recreational facilities (Columbia University, 1987, p. 54).

H. Personal letters, telephone calls, and other material that cannot be retrieved are not listed in References but are cited in the text .

Example: Jesse Moore (telephone conversation, April 17, 1989) confirmed that the ideas. . .

I. Parenthetical references may mention more than one work, particularly when ideas have been summarized after drawing from several sources. Multiple citations should be arranged as follows .

Examples:

  • List two or more works by the same author in order of the date of publication: (Gould, 1987, 1989)
  • Differentiate works by the same author and with the same publication date by adding an identifying letter to each date: (Bloom, 1987a, 1987b)
  • List works by different authors in alphabetical order by last name, and use semicolons to separate the references: (Gould, 1989; Smith, 1983; Tutwiler, 1989).

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. References should be listed in the following style:

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.

Post Acceptance

Further Information: For accepted manuscripts the publisher will supply proofs to the submitting author prior to publication. 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. Once your article is published online no further amendments can be made. 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. Further reprints and copies of the journal may be ordered. There is no page charge to authors.

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