Political Psychology

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Edited By: Editor-in-Chief: Catarina Kinnvall, Department of Political Science, Lund University, Sweden; Co-Editors: John Cash, Caroline Howarth, Orla Muldoon, Martin Rosema and Thomas Rudolph; Associate Editors: Emma Bäck, Hanna Bäck, Martin Bäckström, and Jacob Sohlberg; Book Review Editor: Kristen Monroe; Editorial Manager: Sarah Scuzzarello.

Impact Factor: 2.384

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 8/161 (Political Science); 12/62 (Psychology Social)

Online ISSN: 1467-9221

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines: Political Psychology Instructions for Contributors

1. Articles must focus on the relationship(s) between psychological and political processes, and authors should clearly articulate the psychological dimensions of the concepts, variables, and theories used in their work. An article is accepted if, in the judgment of the reviewers, it makes a significant contribution to development of theoretical and/or substantive knowledge in political psychology.

2. By submitting a manuscript, all authors warrant that the manuscript has not been previously published and is not currently under consideration for publication in any other venue. A statement transferring copyright from the authors (or their employers, if they hold the copyright) to the International Society of Political Psychology will be required before the manuscript can be published. The Editors will supply the necessary forms for this transfer. Such a written transfer of copyright, which previously was assumed to be implicit in the act of submitting a manuscript, is necessary under the U.S. Copyright Law in order for the publisher to carry through the dissemination of research results and reviews as widely and effectively as possible.

3. Manuscripts, in English, should be submitted to the Editors via our submission website http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pops.

4. An anonymous version of the manuscript should be uploaded with ALL author-identifying information removed. This includes author names, institutional affiliations, and addresses, as well as any acknowledgements and statements about grant or other financial support for the research. If, in the opinion of the journal staff, the paper is not sufficiently anonymous, it will be returned to the author without processing. If reference is made in the text to 'previous work by the authors' this should not have the author citation attached. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please upload Word documents only.

5. Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page (Anonymous); abstract; keywords; main text; references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figure caption(s) (as a list).

6. The anonymous title page must provide a suggested running head of less than 80 characters (including spaces) and should comprise the article title (100 characters maximum). The title page should also include a list of 4-6 key words. Key words should express the precise content of the manuscript, as they are used for indexing purposes. The anonymous title page should NOT include any author information.

7. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, using 12-point font. Papers must be no longer than 9,000 words, including all printed appendices and references, but not including online appendices. Manuscripts that greatly exceed this will be critically reviewed with respect to length.

8. Figures (photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts) are to be numbered in one consecutive series of Arabic numerals (Figure 1, Figure 2…) and must be referred to in the manuscript text by their number, using a callout positioned at the approximate place the figure is to be displayed in the text. Photographs should be large, glossy prints, showing high contrast. Each figures and photograph is to be placed on a separate page, with pages appearing in the manuscript immediately following the references.

9. Tables must be numbered with Roman numerals (Table 1, Table 2…) and referred to by numeral in the text. Each table must appear on a separate sheet of paper, with pages appearing in the manuscript immediately following the last figure page.

10. References must be listed alphabetically by last name at the end of the manuscript text and before figures and tables. They must be referred to in the text by author's last name and year of publication in parentheses; references in parenthetical citations should be ordered alphabetically rather than chronologically. Where there are three or more authors, the first time the work is cited all authors names should appear; in following citations only the first author's name is given in the text, followed by et al. References should include (in this order): last names and initials of all authors, year published, title of article, name of publication, volume number, and inclusive pages. The style and punctuation of the references should conform to that used by journals of the American Psychological Association, 4th Edition. The following are examples:

Journal Article: Hermann, M.G. (1979). Indications of stress in policymakers during foreign policy crises. Political Psychology, 1, 27-46.

Book: Lasswell, H.D. (1930). Psychopathology and politics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Contribution to a Book: George, A. (1974). Adaptation to stress in political decision making: The individual, small group and organizational contexts. In G.V. Coelho, D.A. Hamberg, & J.E. Adams (Eds.), Coping and adaptation (pp.176-245). New York: Basic.

11. Footnotes should be avoided. When their use is absolutely necessary, footnotes should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and should be typed at the bottom of the page to which they refer. Place a line above the footnote, so that it is set off from the text. Use the appropriate superscript numeral for citation in the text.

12. Authors must provide an abstract that is no longer than 1200 characters, including spaces.

13. Authors must provide a non-anonymous title page, stating the article’s title, all the contributing authors and their institutional affiliation, and address of the corresponding author. This should be a Word document and must be uploaded as “Supplementary file not for review”.

14. Revised Submissions: Please upload an ANONYMOUS cover letter (author’s comments file) outlining in detail the changes made to your manuscript in response to the first round of reviews and the editor’s suggestions. This letter will be sent to reviewers along with your revised manuscript.

15. Proposals for Special Issues or Symposia should be directed to Editor-in-Chief of Political Psychology at politicalpsychology@svet.lu.se .

16. Please contact Dr Sarah Scuzzarello at politicalpsychology@svet.lu.se with any additional questions or concerns. To assist authors, an appropriate copyright assignment form will be supplied by the editorial office once the manuscript has been accepted for publication.

17. Book Reviews: Books for potential review, should be submitted to Political Psychology journal’s Book Review Editor, Kristen Monroe at KRMonroe@uci.edu.

IMPORTANT: Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley-Blackwell’s Author Services. Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/ for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

PLEASE NOTE: Manuscripts that are not prepared fully in accordance with these guidelines will be returned to the author without processing. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure all guidelines are met.