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Group Processes & Intergroup Relations

University of Kent, UK
Claremont Graduate University, USA
2013 Impact Factor: 1.468
2013 Ranking: 28/61 in Psychology, Social
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

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GPIR call for papers on Enabling a Science of Groups: Statistical and Methodological Advances

Group Processes & Intergroup Relations (GPIR) is a scientific social psychology journal dedicated to research on social psychological processes within and between groups. It provides a forum for and is aimed at researchers and students in social psychology and related disciples (e.g., organizational and management sciences, political science, sociology, language and communication, cross cultural psychology, international relations) that have a scientific interest in the social psychology of human groups. The journal has an extensive editorial team that includes many of the leading scholars in social psychology of group processes and intergroup relations from around the world.


GPIR communications basic and applied empirical research and theory on topics of critical concern to society:

  • prejudice
  • discrimination
  • stereotyping
  • social categorization
  • minority and majority influence
  • conformity
  • group decision-making
  • leadership
  • group structure
  • group socialization
  • bargaining and negotiation
  • intergroup conflict and cooperation
  • collective action and cognition
  • collective self and identity
  • social identity
  • language and identity
  • ethnic and cultural relations
  • social dilemmas

Articles, Reports and Special Issues

GPIR publishes standard research and review articles (typically 5000-8000 words, excluding references). Short research reports (2000-5000 words, excluding references) focusing on single studies are also welcome. If authors wish to submit longer articles this should be discussed in advance with the editor by e-mail. Manuscripts should be prepared strictly in accordance with APA publication guidelines as described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).

Of the 6 issues published each year one or two are typically thematic Special Issues which highlight hot, novel or controversial topics in group processes and intergroup relations. Special Issues are peer-reviewed like regular issues but they are guest edited. Special Issues can be initiated by the journal editors who invite guest editors, or they can be initiated by scholars in the field. If you feel you have an idea for a Special Issue that you would like to guest edit contact the Special Issues Editor, Michael Hogg.

All enquires should be directed to the GPIR Editorial office -

Dominic Abrams
Group Processes and Intergroup Relations
School of Psychology
Keynes College
University of Kent

Tel: +44 1227 827475
Fax: +44 1227 827030

Peer-Review Process

Submissions to GPIR are double blind reviewed (reviewers' and authors' names are withheld). The Editors check submissions for suitability, and assign suitable submissions to the appropriate Associate Editor who seeks reviews from two or three expert peer reviewers. Authors may suggest up to six individuals who they believe may be suitable reviewers, but Associate Editors are under no obligation to invite any of these individuals. The journal aims to receive comments within 4 weeks of each reviewer's agreement to review, and to make editorial decisions within two weeks of having received sufficient reviews.

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  • SESP (Society for Experimental Social Psychology)

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Frequency: Bi-monthly eISSN: 1461-7188 ISSN: 1368-4302
Months of Distribution: January , March , May , July , September , November Current Volume: 18 Current Issue: 1
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