Journal of Personality
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Edited By: Howard Tennen
Impact Factor: 2.73
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 6/60 (Psychology Social)
Online ISSN: 1467-6494
The Journal is devoted to scientific investigations in the field of personality. We welcome studies of personality and behavior dynamics, personality development, and individual differences in the cognitive, affective, and interpersonal domains. The scope of the Journal is not fixed, however, and it is intended to reflect all areas of significant current research. Articles ought to make a substantial empirical contribution. Literature reviews, theoretical papers, and articles concerned exclusively with test construction or validation will ordinarily not be considered. In style, particularly in respect to citations, form of bibliographies, preparation of tables and figures, etc., manuscripts submitted should conform with the conventions adopted for periodicals published by the American Psychological Association (see the Publication Manual, fifth edition).
Manuscripts typically should not exceed 35 pages (including cover page, abstract, text, references, tables, and figures), in APA (6th ed.) style, with 1 inch margins on all sides and a standard 12 point font. The entire paper (text, references, tables, etc.) must be double spaced. Submissions that exceed 35 pages must be accompanied by a justification (e.g., multiple experiments; multifaceted longitudinal studies; studies that are unusually complex in terms of methods and/or analytic strategy), which will be evaluated by the editor. In no case should the manuscript exceed 45 pages. Papers that do not follow these requirements will be returned without review.
An abstract of up to 200 words must include the following sections and headings: Objective: a brief statement of the purpose of the study; Method: a summary of study participants (sample size, age, gender, ethnicity), and descriptions of the study design and procedures; Results: a summary of the primary findings; Conclusions: a statement regarding the implications of the findings for personality psychology. Below the abstract, supply up to five keywords or short phrases
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