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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Call for Special Topic Proposals at Social Psychological Bulletin (SPB)

24.05.2023, by Media Account in call for papers

Deadline: June 30 2023

Social Psychological Bulletin (SPB) is seeking proposals for a Special Topic in 2024 that address timely questions in social psychology, explore cutting-edge research, and provoke meaningful discussions within our community.

Social Psychological Bulletin is published by the open-access platform PsychOpen Gold (ZPID) and is truly OA: It publishes articles at no cost for readers and authors, thanks to the sponsoring societies which cover the article processing charges. SPB is ranked in Q2 in SJR and actively supports open-science practices (e.g. pre-registration, open data/materials) and implements a high standard for the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) guidelines ( SPB is committed to supporting social diversity in terms of gender equality and the diversity of cultural backgrounds of members of our editorial team and contributors.

Special Topics provide an excellent opportunity to promote focused intellectual exchange, connect researchers who share similar interests, and contribute to scientific progress within a particular subfield in social psychology. SPB intends to publish one Special Topic a year. For example, in 2023 we are closing a Special Topic on “Is Psychology Self-Correcting? Reflections on the Credibility Revolution in Social and Personality Psychology" guest edited by Simine Vazire and Brian Nosek.

Some potential areas of research include but are not limited to social change and persuasion, social conflicts and reconciliation, social cognition, political engagement, intergroup relations, moral judgment, social threats, metascience. Researchers interested in submitting the proposal may wish to consult the aims and scopes of SPB. Submitted proposals may invite original empirical research, registered reports, review papers and theoretical debates, as well as methodological contributions in social psychology.

Submission Guidelines for Special Topic Proposals:
Please submit your proposal as a single file, including the following information:
Title: A short and descriptive title for the proposed Special Topic.
Objectives: Clearly outline the objectives of the proposed Special Topic and highlight its potential impact on the field.
Guest Editor(s): Include a brief bio and contact information for the proposed Guest Editor(s), highlighting their expertise in the proposed topic.
All proposals should be submitted via email to with the subject line: "Special Topic Proposal - Title of the Special Topic." The deadline for proposal submission is 30th June 2023.

Review and Selection Process:
All submitted proposals will undergo a review process by the co-editors in chief. The criteria for selection include the relevance to the aims and scope of the journal, novelty, and the potential of the proposed Special Topic to attract high-quality contributions and facilitate important discussion in the field.

We look forward to receiving your proposals. Should you have any questions or require further information you can check our website Please do not hesitate to contact us at

Katarzyna Cantarero, Monika Wróbel and Katarzyna Jaśko