service navigation

EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Call for papers: Paradoxes of Diversity and Inclusion, From the Lab to the Social Field

09.12.2022, by Media Account in call for papers

Deadline: February 20, 2023

Dear colleagues,

We, Maria Popa-Roch, Smaranda Boroş, and Claudia Toma, have the pleasure to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue of Frontiers in Psychology called “Paradoxes of Diversity and Inclusion: From the Lab to the Social Field”.

We are facing successive crises and periods of economic downturn, known to correlate with a rise in intolerance and an escalation of intergroup tensions. In the current socio-economic-political global context, insights on diversity and inclusion at different levels (from school to organization and the larger society) are more needed than ever, to inform evidence-based (policy) interventions. In recent years, a plethora of research has been published on the topic in different fields. What is lagging however, is a cross-disciplinary approach that spans across various levels of analysis.

With this aim in mind, we initiated a dialogue among us, starting from our different backgrounds and foci of research (social psychology, organizational behaviour, educational psychology). This dialogue raised more questions than answers, so we decided to open the conversation to get insights and inputs from a variety of researchers in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) coming from different theoretical and research approaches. Hence this call for papers.

We want this to be the most up-to-date and impactful collection of research on this topic. With your knowledge and expertise on diversity, equity and inclusion, the editorial team invites you to submit an article.

Why publish in our Research Topic?
Alongside a top group of authors, your work will be published in Frontiers in Psychology, a leading journal in the field with a Journal Impact Factor of 4.232 and a CiteScore of 4.0.
We welcome various formats: Original Research Brief Research Report, Conceptual Analysis, Curriculum, Instruction, and Pedagogy, Data Report, Empirical Study, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Perspective, Policy and Practice Reviews, Registered Report, Review, Systematic Review.
To express your interest to contribute to the Special Issue please send us a 500-words abstract by the 20th of February 2023. The final submission deadline is 20th July 2023. However, due to Frontiers fast-track review process means each article is published online as soon as it’s been successfully peer-reviewed and accepted (typically within 90 days).

As an open-access journal, publishing fees are applied to accepted articles. Please contact to discuss fees, institutional waivers, and discounts.
The team at Frontiers will be in touch over the next few days to explain more about contributing to the collection. If you have any other questions in the meantime, please let us know.
We believe your insight will be a great addition to this topic and look forward to hearing more about your latest research.

Looking forward to a rich conversation together,
Maria Popa-Roch, Smaranda Boroş, and Claudia Toma