Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Cover image for Vol. 46 Issue 9

Edited By: Richard J. Crisp

Impact Factor: 1.006

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 48/62 (Psychology Social)

Online ISSN: 1559-1816

Author Guidelines

Journal of Applied Social Psychology Electronic Editorial Office.  Click here to submit or review a paper for the journal. 

The Journal of Applied Social Psychology will disseminate findings from behavioral science research that have applications to current problems of society. By publishing relevant research and emphasizing excellence of experimental design, as well as potential applicability of experimental results, the journal intends to bridge the theoretical and applied areas of social research. The Journal will serve as a means of communication among scientists, as well as between researchers and those engaged in the task of solving social problems.

Preference is given to manuscripts reporting laboratory and field research in areas such as health, race relations, discrimination, group processes, population growth, crowding, accelerated cultural change, violence, poverty, environmental stress, helping behavior, effects of the legal system on society and the individual, political participation and extremism, cross-cultural differences, communication, cooperative problem solving, negotiations among nations, socioeconomics, social aspects of drug action and use, organizational and industrial issues, behavioral medicine, and environmental psychology.

Reports of both laboratory and field research are accepted. Suggestions for application of research findings should be included. Theoretical papers are acceptable in limited numbers. Papers of theoretical scope should, whenever possible, include some data research. Reviews of the pertinent literature should be made with applicability in mind.

All papers published in Journal of Applied Social Psychology are eligible for Panel A: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience in the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

All manuscripts submitted to this journal should follow the style and method of presentation of American Psychological Association journals. Detailed instructions are given in the revised edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Alternatively, you may wish to use the American Psychological Association's APA-Style Helper software that was developed as a companion to the Publication Manual for writers in the behavioral and social sciences who need to produce manuscripts and documents written according to APA style. All new submissions should be made electronically at

Manuscripts must be submitted online. For complete detailed instructions on uploading your manuscript, please visit the JASP online submission site ( and log on. If you need assistance select “get help”.  Once logged on select author center, and then select “submit a new manuscript.” If you do not have a user ID, click the “create an account” icon and follow the online instructions. Any major word processing software may be used, and both DOS-based and Macintosh operating systems are acceptable. Authors with no Internet connection should contact the Editorial Office. The author checklists must be completed during the submission process. Copyright assignment is a condition of publication, and papers will not be passed to the Publisher unless copyright has been assigned.  A link to the appropriate copyright form can be found online during the submission process. However, authors should not submit a copyright form until their manuscript has been accepted for publication.

Richard J. Crisp, Ph.D.
Work & Organisational Psychology
Aston Business School
Aston University
Birmingham, B4 7ET

Editorial Assistant
Milica Vasiljevic
University of Cambridge

Written permission must be obtained from the publishers to copy or reprint any table, figure, or part of text.

Please note that Word 2007 is not yet compatible with journal production systems. Unfortunately, the journal cannot accept Microsoft Word 2007 documents until such time as a stable production version is released. Please use Word’s ‘Save As’ option therefore to save your document as an older (DOC) file type.

Also, please note that there are three preferred formats for digital artwork submission: Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), Portable Document Format (PDF), and Tagged Image Format (TIFF). We suggest that line art be saved as EPS files. Alternately, these may be saved as PDF files at 600 dots per inch (dpi) or better at final size. Tone art, or photographic images, should be saved as TIFF files with a resolution of 300 dpi at final size. For combination figures, or artwork that contains both photographs and labeling, we recommend saving figures as EPS files, or as PDF files with a resolution of 600 dpi or better at final size. More detailed information on the submission of electronic artwork can be found at

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 so they don’t need to contact the production editor to check on progress. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Wiley's Self-Archiving Policy
Authors of articles published in Wiley journals are permitted to self-archive the submitted (preprint) version of the article at any time, and may self-archive the accepted (peer-reviewed) version after an embargo period. Use the following link for more information, and to view the policy for Journal of Applied Social Psychology: