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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

JESP - Call for Special Issue Proposals

02.02.2018, by Sibylle Classen in publication

Interested Guest Editors are invited to submit proposals up to March 15, 2018

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology is now accepting proposals for an open-call, peer-reviewed Special Issue (10-16 articles) or Special Section (4-8 articles) to be published in late 2019. Interested Guest Editors are invited to submit proposals up to March 15, 2018. Depending on the topic, requested articles can be theoretical, methodological, integrative, reports of original empirical findings (including replications and Registered Reports), or a mixture of these. Proposals should be compatible with JESP’s mission to report, in particular, experimental social psychology research as well as theory and methodological considerations that bear on this kind of research.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Editors of the journal and a decision made by end of March to accept one Special Issue, or one or more Special Sections. We would expect the call for articles to go out shortly thereafter, with a deadline no later than October 2018, and the review process to be complete no later than March 2019.

Your proposal, sent to with the message heading “JESP SI 2019,” should include:

  • Title of issue/section
  • Names, affiliations and email addresses of up to 4 Guest Editor(s) who have agreed to handle editorial decisions and invite peer review within the above time scale
  • 2-3 sentences about research background and any existing editorial expertise, for each Guest Editor
  • Explanation of the aims, interest value, and relevance of the topic (maximum 500 words)'
  • List of potential contributors who are known to have relevant research programs or unpublished work, mentioning any specific expressions of interest collected from them already
  • Anticipated timetable of these events: 1. deadlines for opening and closing dates of the call, 2. assignment of manuscripts to editors and then 3. to reviewers, 4. initial decisions, 5. revisions received (normally only time for 1-2 rounds, and major revisions involving lengthy data collection should not be encouraged), 6. final draft submission

A Special Issue or Section can have a short introductory editorial written by the Guest Editors. The call for other articles must be open, and will be publicized through professional society mailing lists and social media. Guest Editors who wish to author or co-author an article in their own Special Issue/Section will have an external Special Editor selected for that article by the Editor-in-Chief.

We expect that similar quality standards for empirical articles will be held as for regular JESP articles, and that theory and method pieces will be of a likewise high quality. For more information see https://www-journals-elsevier-com/journal-of-experimental-social-psychology

On behalf of the editorial team I am hoping to see many interesting submissions!

Best wishes,

Roger Giner-Sorolla