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Social Psychology Review


The newsletter of the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section

Editor: Jane Montague, University of Derby

Book review editor: Lloyd Carson, University of Abertay

Editorial Board

Dora Brown, University of Surrey; Alexa Ispas, University of Edinburgh; Stephen Gibson, York St John University; Russell Luyt, University of Winchester; Evanthia Lyons, Queen's University Belfast, Charlotte McLeod, University of Bath; Clifford Stevenson, University of Limerick; Tom Webb, University of Sheffield; Sue Widdicombe, University of Edinburgh.

Notes to Contributors

The Social Psychological Review is the periodical of the Social Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society. The periodical has two aims: first, to provide a forum for the dissemination of empirical research papers, theoretical work, and reviews on key topics and issues of interest to the social psychological community; second, to provide a channel for news and information about people, events, and publications that may be of interest to social psychologists.

I am particularly interested in receiving submissions from researchers who may have recently completed a literature review, for example for the purpose of postgraduate study or a grant application. I promise researchers who submit review manuscripts that I will seek out respected authorities on the subject of their review to act as referees. To this end, I would be grateful if submissions of this type are accompanied by suggestions from the author as to appropriate referees for the manuscript. In addition, I will ask referees to provide a brief commentary on the review manuscript, for publication in Social Psychological Review. In this way, this periodical will promote communication and debate within the social psychological community.

All contributions should be submitted as email attachments (PC format) directly to me. In addition, one hard copy and one disk copy in their original word processor format should be sent to me by post. A camera-ready copy of all illustrations and diagrams should be submitted, as well as a disk version if possible.

Original empirical research, literature reviews, theoretical papers:

Papers should be prepared according to APA guidelines (American Psychological Association, 2001). Empirical papers should be no more than 5,000 words in length, and reviews and theoretical papers no more than 8,000 words (all word limits exclude tables and references; in special cases I may agree to waive word limits).

Research notes, member information, event news and reports, publication reviews:

Contributions under these headings should be prepared with due consideration of APA guidelines where appropriate. Research notes and publication reviews should be no longer than 1,500 words. Conference reports should be no longer than 2,500 words. Member information and event news should be no longer than 500 words.

Invitation to Contributors:

SPR is published twice-yearly and distributed to all Social Section members as part of their subscription package. It aims to provide a forum for a friendly reception of good quality theoretical and empirical papers reflecting a range of approaches and perspectives. The following types of papers are published:

  • Papers presenting original empirical research
  • Critical literature reviews
  • Theoretical papers
  • Research notes
  • Book reviews
  • Conference reports

Papers should be no more than 5,000 words, and research notes, conference reports and book reviews no more than 1,500 words. Manuscripts should be typed in double-spacing, and tables and figures typed on separate sheets. Contributions should be submitted in triplicate and on IBM PC format diskette in MS Word or WordPerfect format.

All contributions should be sent to:
Dr Jane Montague

Department of Psychology, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB.



American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.) Washington, DC: Author.

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