Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour

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Edited By: Alex Gillespie & Doug Porpora

Impact Factor: 0.978

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 51/62 (Psychology Social)

Online ISSN: 1468-5914


Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour advances understandings of social behaviour, that is, people acting in relation to, or being constituted through, the social world of other people, institutions, and material and symbolic culture.

The Journal aims to challenge theoretical assumptions, stimulate the development of new and productive theoretical approaches, and translate those advances into innovative methods for research.

Any discipline or approach that contributes to the Journal’s aim is welcome. Disciplines frequently represented include psychology, sociology, philosophy, communication studies, and anthropology.

Aims and Scope

The Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour publishes original theoretical and methodological articles that examine the links between social structures and human agency embedded in behavioural practices.

Since its inception in 1971, the Journal has supported a community of readers, authors and reviewers all engaging together to critically examine theoretical and methodological assumptions. The goal is to stimulate the development of new and productive theoretical approaches and improved methods of research. Thus, the discourse in the Journal is theoretically innovative, often philosophical or at the level that the human sciences call meta-theoretical. 

he Journal is truly unique in focusing first and foremost on social behaviour, over and above any disciplinary or local framing of such behaviour.  In so doing, it embraces a range of theoretical orientations and, by requiring authors to write for a wide audience, the Journal is distinctively interdisciplinary and accessible to readers world-wide.


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