Political Psychology

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Edited By: Editor-in-Chief: Alex Mintz, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC Herzliya, Israel; Co-Editors: Paul 't Hart, Helen Haste, David Redlawsk, Katherine Reynolds and James Sidanius; Associate Editors: Steven Redd and Christopher Federico; Book Review Editor: Kristen Monroe

Impact Factor: 1.771

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 16/156 (Political Science); 20/60 (Psychology Social)

Online ISSN: 1467-9221



Author Guidelines


Instructions for Contributors

1. Articles should be explicit in their 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. In addition to traditional manuscripts, Political Psychology is also now soliciting several new submission types: Thematic review essays, Debate and Dialogue, Research notes and Book reviews.

2. Submission is a representation that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. 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 accepted for publication. 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 Word document (doc or. docx) version of the manuscript should be uploaded to this website, with all author-identifying information removed. This includes names, institutional affiliations, and addresses, as well as acknowledgements and statements about grant or other financial support for the research. If reference is made in the text to 'previous work by the authors' this should not have author citation attached. If reference is made in the text to 'previous work by the authors' this should not have author citation attached. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please remove identifying information from the document properties before uploading your manuscript. To do this, open your document, click on "File" then "Properties." Delete your name and institutional affiliation.

5. Revised Submissions: Please upload an ANONYMOUS cover letter (author’s comments file) outlining 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. 

6. The title page should 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 title page should not include author information.

7. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, using 12-point font. Papers should be no longer than 9,000 words, including appendices and references.

8. Authors should provide a manuscript title that is no longer than 100 characters, including spaces. An abstract should also be provided that is no longer than 1200 characters, including spaces.

9. Figures (photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts) are to be numbered in one consecutive series of Arabic numerals. Photographs should be large, glossy prints, showing high contrast.

10. Tables should be numbered with Roman numerals and referred to by numeral in the text. Each table should appear on a separate sheet of paper.

11. List references alphabetically at the end of the paper and refer to them in the text by author's 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, 6th 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.   

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.  

12. 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.

13. Proposals for a Special Issue or a Symposium should be directed to Editor: Political Psychology at PoliticalPsychology@idc.ac.il

14. Please contact Yael Shuval at PoliticalPsychology@idc.ac.il with any additional questions or concerns.
To assist authors, the editorial office will supply an appropriate copyright assignment form once the manuscript has been accepted for publication or can be found here

15. Book Reviews: Books for potential review, should be submitted to Political Psychology's Book Review Editor, Kristen Monroe, at Social Science Plaza A, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697, USA.


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